UDOT prepares to close out 2015 construction season

Posted at 9:24 PM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 23:24:38-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah - If you’ve traveled on the interstates, then you’ve encountered slowdowns, lane closures and lane splits.

With the Utah Department of Transportation working on 180 major road projects throughout the state, there’s no escaping construction on Utah roads.

UDOT has completed some major projects already this year.

One of those was I-15 in South Davis where crews added express lanes from North Salt Lake to Farmington and a new interchange on Bangerter Highway and Redwood Road.

“It’s really just speaking to the major growth we’ve had all across the state here especially in the southwest end of the valley here,” said John Gleason, spokesman for UDOT.

A two-year project that is half way completed is Point of the Mountain.

Motorists have had to navigate around lane closures and lane splits as UDOT crews work to add six lanes in each direction along I-15 between State Road 92 and 123000 South.

“The lane splits are going to be wrapping up this week as we head into the winter months,” Gleason said.

As UDOT wraps up construction on most major projects before winter, crews have plenty of work to do on the Point of the Mountain project.

“We’re going to continue to work through the winter months and then on through the next construction season. We will be doing most of the work in the overnight hours,” Gleason said.

UDOT is looking ahead to 2016. A big project slated for next year is the reconstruction of I-215 from SR 201 to 4700 South.