Roadwork is expected to cause significant delays around the Wasatch Front this weekend. That includes lane restrictions and ramp closures on Interstates 15, 215 and 80 in Salt Lake City, closure of Redwood Road in North Salt Lake, and narrowing of I-15 to one lane near Payson.
The Utah Department of Transportation warns of delays of 30 minutes or more on northbound I-15 near 800 South in Salt Lake City from 9 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. on Monday. The onramp there from 1300 South to northbound I-15 also will be closed during that time.
Express lane restrictions on northbound I-15 will be suspended in that area to help traffic flow.
That closure is part of continuing, permanent repairs to a hole that appeared in a bridge there.
Also in Salt Lake City, westbound I-80 will be reduced to one lane from 1300 East to State Street every night beginning Saturday at 9 p.m. Also during the day on weekends, the freeway will be reduced to two westbound lanes. However, all westbound lanes will be open during the daytime during weekdays.
Those lane restrictions are to allow bridge maintenance, and work is scheduled to continue through early fall. UDOT says drivers can expect heavy delays during times when lanes are restricted.
In North Salt Lake, Redwood Road will be closed this weekend over I-215, and I-215 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
The closure will begin Saturday at 5 a.m. and continue until Monday at 5 a.m. while crews work to convert the existing interchange into a diverging diamond interchange. This new interchange is designed to improve traffic flow and reduce delays. Construction is scheduled for completion later this summer.
Also near Payson, southbound I-15 will be down to one lane at the Benjamin/8000 South exit (Exit 253) from Friday at 8 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m. After that, southbound I-15 will be reduced to two lanes until Wednesday at 6 a.m. These closures also allow crews to perform bridge maintenance.
Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Updated information is available online at udottraffic.utah.gov or through UDOT’s apps for smartphones.