UDOT warns drivers about construction delays ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 8:13 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 09:49:12-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation says those taking to the road for Memorial Day weekend should be prepared for delays in some areas, particularly along U.S. 40 in Summit County.

Eastbound U.S. 40 is reduced to one lane from Exit 4 (Kearns Boulevard) to Jordanelle Reservoir, and during peak travel times drivers should plan for delays of 45 minutes to an hour.

Those lane restrictions will be applied to both directions of travel starting as early as Friday, June 3 and will remain in place until August while crews repave several bridges.

UDOT states that although most work will be suspended for the holiday weekend, some lane restrictions will remain in place:

  • I-15 between Bangerter Highway and 12300 South: lanes are shifted and speeds are reduced to 55 miles per hour in the active construction zone. Where safety permits, the speed limit has been restored to 70 miles per hour. Crews are widening the freeway to six lanes in each direction and placing new concrete pavement from Lehi to Draper.
  • I-15 from Farr West to Brigham City: all lanes remain open, but lanes are narrowed and the speed limit has been reduced to 65 miles per hour. Crews are widening I-15 to three lanes in each direction from 2700 North in Farr West to 1100 South in Brigham City.
  • I-215 from S.R. 201 to 4700 South: all lanes remain open, but traffic is shifted and lanes have been narrowed. Crews are reconstructing the freeway with new concrete, adding auxiliary lanes, and replacing the bridges over S.R. 201.

The latest traffic and road construction information is available through UDOT’s commuter link.