Even with lighter traffic because of the pandemic, the Utah Department of Transportation is warning drivers to plan for potential delays along the Wasatch Front on Thursday, Friday and Monday because of the Labor Day weekend.
It said the times that drivers should expect the heaviest traffic are:
• I-15 northbound in Salt Lake County: Friday from 3:30-5 p.m.
• I-15 southbound in Salt Lake County: Friday from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
• I-15 northbound in Davis County: Thursday from 3-6:30 p.m.
• I-80 in Summit/Salt Lake counties (westbound): Monday from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
UDOT notes that most projects statewide suspend construction and open traffic lanes to help reduce delays over the holiday weekend. However, some restrictions will remain in place where needed to protect the work zone.
Some areas with continuing lane restrictions include:
• I-15 in Box Elder County. It is reduced to one lane in each direction near Tremonton. Plan for heavier traffic and delays from Honeyville to Tremonton this weekend. Crews are replacing the driving surface on several bridges along I-15 and I-84.
• I-15 express lanes in Davis County. Lanes are split in both directions on I-15 between Clearfield and Roy. Drivers should merge into the right lanes earlier than usual if exiting the freeway in Clearfield, Sunset or Roy. Work continues to extend the I-15 express lanes from Layton to Riverdale.
• I-80 near Saltair/Lakepoint. Lanes are shifted and narrowed on I-80 between the State Road 202 interchange at Saltair and the State Road 36 interchange at Lakepoint, and the speed limit is reduced to 65 miles per hour. Workers are adding a new exit-only lane there and replacing the bridges over railroad tracks.
• I-15 technology corridor in Lehi. The speed limit there is reduced to 60 mph, with shifting lanes, from Main Street to State Road 92. Crews are reconstructing the freeway, widening it to six lanes in both directions and replacing the old asphalt with new concrete pavement.
• U.S. 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. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph. Crews are converting the highway into a freeway.