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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Expect Slow Drive To Salt Lake Airport

Road construction is causing delays for people driving to Salt Lake International Airport. The Deseret News has this article about the delays. Below are excerpts.

The Utah Department of Transportation is doing maintenance on a dozen ramps on I-80, I-215, Bangerter Highway and Redwood Road — all of which funnel to the airport.

"It's going to be a periodic thing over the next three weeks," said UDOT spokesman Adan Carrillo, adding road crews are trying to take advantage of the good weather. "We don't close all of them at once."

Just a couple of closures Monday night were enough to send some drivers, including ones who know city streets well, into a frustrating maze.

"Right now, we're looking at adding even more signs to see if they'll help out," Carrillo said.

Carrillo couldn't say which ramps will be closed on any given night, but said travel restrictions will occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. He recommends adding 20 minutes for commutes to the airport.

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