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UDOT to close I-15 in Lehi overnight Wednesday and Thursday

Posted at 11:31 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 13:35:26-04

LEHI, Utah - The Utah Department of Transportation is asking drivers to plan ahead for closures on I-15 in Lehi scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday night.

According to a press release from the Utah Department of Transportation, southbound I-15 will close Wednesday between 2100 North and Lehi Main Street due to bridge construction.

Northbound I-15 will close in the same area on Thursday night.

The closures are scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. both nights and the lanes are expected to reopen by 4 a.m. the next day.

Traffic will be directed off I-15 and through Lehi Main Street, State Street, 2100 North, and 850 East during the closures.

The bridge is a part of the I-15 Technology Corridor project, which will widen I-15 from four to six lanes in each direction to improve traffic flow.

UDOT spokesman John Gleason said they don't want to draw out the process of the project, especially during UEA weekend.

"It's an aggressive schedule but we've been doing it for so long now and our contractors are very skilled at it," he said. "We can get this done in the overnight hours and it's really important to do that because this is our busiest freeway.

UDOT said drivers should plan ahead and expect delays. They advise people to find alternate routes and adjust their schedules accordingly.

Construction on I-15 in the Lehi area is set for completion in late 2020, the press release states.