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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bridge Move Will Cause Closures On I-80 This Weekend

Utah crews are working hard to complete major freeway reconstruction projects before cold weather sets in. This weekend the westbound bridge on I-80 at Wanship will be replaced. The westbound lanes will be totally closed from Friday (Aug 17) at 7 pm until Saturday at about 7 pm. Eastbound lanes will remain open.

The eastbound bridge is scheduled to be replaced August 25-26.

Crews will demolish the current bridges and then move pre-built new bridges into place, using innovative technology.

I-80 is a major east-west artery that carries heavy traffic across much of the U.S. Utah's Department of Transportation encourages drivers to use I-70 through Weber Canyon as an alternate route to avoid the closures. I-70 connects with I-15 in the Ogden area and I-15 connects with I-80 in Salt Lake City, so the detour does not cause much problem for people driving east-west.

I-80 in Parley's Canyon (between Salt Lake City and Park City) is being restricted to one lane each direction at night through the end of August to allow crews resurface the road.

In Salt Lake City, the ramp from northbound I-15 to westbound I-80 will be closed Friday night for maintenance.

I-15 in the Provo area is still under major construction but conditions there are now improving every week as segments are completed. That project will be finished this fall.

Meanwhile, the southbound exit from I-15 to US Hwy 6 in Spanish Fork will be moved this weekend and that will briefly disrupt traffic.

Watch the UDOT website for construction updates.


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