Officials advise Utah drivers of road projects ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 7:55 PM, May 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-22 21:55:47-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Many Utahns will take to the roadways for Memorial Day weekend, and officials with the Utah Department of Transportation are reminding drivers to be aware of several construction projects.

Most road work in the state will suspend for the weekend, but existing lane restrictions will remain in place on several projects and a few other projects are scheduled to begin the day after Memorial Day.

See the list of projects below for more details. The most up to date information regarding road work and traffic conditions are available at UDOT’s website, click here.

The following comes from a UDOT press release:

New Projects:

I-15 near Beaver

Crews are currently working to repave an 8-mile section of I-15 north of Beaver. Beginning Tuesday morning, May 27, I-15 will be reduced to one lane in both directions, with all traffic shifted to the southbound lanes. This traffic shift is scheduled to remain in place for up to a month while crews pave the northbound lanes. Drivers should plan ahead for minor delays and traffic congestion.

I-80 near Tooele

Work is scheduled to begin on a 5-mile section of I-80 near the S.R. 36 interchange (Exit 99, near Stansbury Park/Tooele) on Tuesday, May 27, and continue through July. I-80 will be reduced to one lane, one direction at a time, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday while crews work to complete concrete maintenance. This project will prolong the life of the pavement and provide a smoother ride for drivers.

Ongoing Projects:

I-15 in Davis County, traffic shift

Lanes are narrowed in both directions of I-15 in Davis County. Due to heavy traffic expected this weekend, drivers should consider alternate routes such as Legacy Parkway. Crews are working to widen the freeway, reconstruct several bridges and interchanges, and construct Davis County’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI).

S.R. 201 in West Valley City, lane restrictions/traffic shift

All traffic on state Route 201 from 5600 West to 7200 West has been shifted into the westbound lanes. The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 50 mph, and S.R. 201 is reduced to one lane in each direction. To reduce delays, drivers should consider using I-80 as an alternate route. This traffic shift is scheduled to remain in place for approximately three months, and will allow crews to place new concrete pavement in the eastbound lanes.