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UDOT warns of heavy delays on I-15 this weekend

Posted at 2:04 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 16:04:29-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Dept. of Transportation is warning drivers of heavy delays on I-15 this weekend.

There will be ramp closures at the I-15/I-215 interchange, lane restrictions on I-15, and nighttime closures of I-15 in Davis County Saturday and Sunday.

UDOT advises drivers to plan for heavy travel delays of 30 minutes or more this weekend on northbound I-15 in Sandy. Crews will reduce northbound I-15 to two lanes between 11400 South and 9400 South from Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9 p.m. through Monday, Nov. 23, at 5 a.m.

These lane closures will allow crews to continue bridge repairs at 10000 South (Sego Lily Drive). Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes or plan to avoid travel on northbound I-15 during this time.

This bridge work is part of the I-15 Northbound project, which is widening I-15 to add a new travel lane from Bangerter Highway to 9400 South and constructing a collector-distributor system from 9400 South to I-215. The new collector/distributor system is similar to the one between 2100 South and 900 South in Salt Lake City and has a three-lane freeway section separated from the I-15 travel lanes by a concrete barrier.

Also this weekend, drivers should plan for lane and ramp closures while UDOT crews complete maintenance inspections in several areas along I-15 and I-215. These inspections are part of UDOT’s focus on keeping Utah’s highways and bridges in good condition.

  • On Saturday, Nov. 21, the ramp from northbound I-15 to eastbound I-215 in Murray will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Drivers will be detoured to westbound I-215 and Redwood Road, where they will be directed back onto eastbound I-215. Lane closures will also be in place on several ramps at the I-15/I-215 interchange, and on I-215 between 280 East and I-15, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • On Saturday, Nov. 21, I-15 will close in both directions in Clearfield between 650 North and 700 South (S.R. 193) from 11:59 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 a.m. Southbound traffic will be detoured off the freeway at 650 North and back onto I-15 via Main Street and 700 South. Northbound traffic will be detoured around the closure using the off- and on-ramps at the 700 South interchange. Crews will be replacing power lines that had been removed during bridge construction at 700 South.
  • On Sunday, Nov. 22, the ramp from westbound I-215 to southbound I-15 in Murray will close between 5:30 a.m. and noon. Drivers will need to continue to Redwood Road, then exit and merge onto eastbound I-215. Lane closures will also be in place in several areas on southbound I-15 in Salt Lake County from I-80 to Bangerter Highway, with the freeway reduced to four southbound lanes. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 p.m.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic patterns and restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website.