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Eastbound I-80 near Coalville reopened to traffic
First Published Mar 03 2012 09:32 pm • Last Updated Mar 03 2012 09:32 pm

Motorists driving Interstate 80 near Echo encountered some good news Saturday evening — the road reopened sooner than expected.

The Utah Department of Transportation said that as of about 6:30 p.m. one of the eastbound lanes of I-80 had been reopened, allowing traffic through at Coalville. UDOT initially estimated the eastbound lanes would remain closed until 9 p.m. Saturday because bridge replacements were being made and recommended motorists use an alternate route until then.

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But UDOT officials said construction crews were able to complete some of their work sooner than expected, allowing for a lane of traffic to reopen. They hoped all eastbound lanes would reopen by 9 p.m.

The westbound lanes of I-80 remain unaffected by the bridge replacement work.

The bridge repair is part of a larger project to renovate I-80. The new bridges were constructed next to I-80 and the Weber River. Saturday’s project installed the second and final bridge at the Interstate 84/I-80 junction.

jstecklein@sltrib.com

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