Part of I-80 in Salt Lake City will temporarily close

As part of the Interstate 80 and 215 projects, a portion of Utah’s I-80 will be closed in both directions between 700 East and Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City while crews demolish the existing 1700 East bridge over the ‘I-80 and slide the new bridge into place, according to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). (Courtesy of UDOT)

SALT LAKE CITY – As part of the Interstate 80 and 215 projects, a portion of Utah I-80 will be closed in both directions between 700 East and Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City while crews demolish the existing 1700 East bridge over I-80 and slide the new bridge into place, according to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT).

Depending on weather conditions, the closure is scheduled from Friday, April 8 at 9 p.m. to Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

While the full shutdown begins at 9 p.m., lane closures will begin at 7 p.m., a UDOT news release said.

Drivers should use I-15 and I-215 as an alternate route.

The UDOT warns that the closure will cause heavy travel delays.

Drivers should plan ahead and follow posted signage during the closure.

For more information, visit the I-80 & I-215 Renewed Project website by clicking here.

For the latest information on road and traffic conditions in Utah, visit the UDOT Traffic website or download the UDOT Traffic app. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram.

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