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UDOT announces road closures for Salt Lake and Davis counties

UDOT Road Construction
Posted at 7:05 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 21:05:01-04

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announced a number of road closures on Friday in both Davis and Salt Lake counties. The closure in Davis county is expected to last over 65 days.

Davis County

UDOT will be closing the Gentile Street bridge in Layton this Saturday, June 20, for crews to widen and replace deck panels as part of the ongoing I-15 Davis-Weber Express Lanes project. Drivers will need to use Main Street and Layton Parkway to cross I-15 during the closure for most of the summer.

Detour map for Gentile Street closure. Courtesy UDOT

This comes as UDOT is reopening the Church Street bridge, which was also closed for renovations as part of this project. The bridge was originally built in the 1960s and due for replacement.

The newly completed bridge is wider and designed to accommodate the widening of the freeway below. UODT chose to open the Church Street bridge before closing the Gentile Street bridge in order to keep at least one I-15 crossing open for Layton drivers.

“The I-15 Express Lanes project is designed to help traffic flow more smoothly between Layton and Riverdale,” said UDOT project manager Brett Slater in a press release. “At the same time, we’re also improving traffic and updating infrastructure on some local streets for the cities along the interstate.”

UDOT is extending the I-15 Express Lanes from Layton Parkway to Riverdale Road, which includes widening and replacing bridges, installing new ramp meters, redesigning ramps at 5600 South and Riverdale Road, and repairing concrete pavement between Hill Field Road and I-84. Construction began in May 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021.

Salt Lake County

UDOT announced on Twitter that they will be closing 7200 South from 700 West to the Southbound on-ramp to I-15 this Saturday, June 20 at 8:00 PM. Drivers will need to use 300 West and Winchester Street to reach 700 West during the closure.

UDOT map showing detour for 7200 South closure Courtesy UDOT

UDOT is demolishing a Union Pacific Railroad bridge that was originally constructed over 7200 South near I-15. The road is expected to reopen the following Sunday, June 21, at 8:00 AM.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.