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Labor Day weekend travel forecast for drivers

Posted at 3:54 PM, Sep 02, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — A lot of people have plans to travel this holiday weekend and UDOT is recommending drivers avoid certain times and places in order to beat holiday traffic.

Traffic engineers have reviewed recent and historical data and advise drivers to avoid travel during the following times:

  • I-15 in Salt Lake County (northbound): Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m
  • I-15 in Salt Lake County (southbound): Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • I-15 in Davis County (northbound): Thursday from 3 to 6:30 p.m.
  • I-80 in Summit/Salt Lake counties (westbound): Monday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Although many construction areas will be suspended over the weekend in order to help the flow of traffic, here's a few areas where construction restrictions will remain in place.

  • I-15 in Box Elder Co: I-15 is reduced to one lane in each direction near Tremonton.
  • I-15 Express Lanes: Lanes are split in both directions on I-15 between Clearfield and Roy.
  • I-80 near Saltair/Lakepoint: Lanes are shifted and narrowed on I-80 between the S.R. 202 interchange and the S.R. 36 interchange, and the speed limit is reduced to 65 miles per hour.
  • I-15 Technology Corridor: In Lehi, the speed limit on I-15 is reduced to 60 miles per hour from Main Street to S.R. 92.
  • US 89 in Davis County: Lanes are shifted and narrowed on U.S. 89 from Cherry Lane in Layton to 200 North/400 North in Kaysville and Fruit Heights.

UDOT also says traffic has been less active because of COVID-19 and reminds drivers to be courteous on the roads if you are traveling over the weekend.

To get the latest updates on UDOT construction, click here.