UPDATE: Due to high winds Monday night, crews were unable to set girders in place for the new SR 36 bridge. The I-80 Westbound closure is pushed back a day and crews will attempt again Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for two overnight closures of I-80 at S.R. 36 on Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
Westbound I-80 will close Monday night, followed by eastbound I-80 on Tuesday night, to allow crews to set girders for the new ramp bridge at the S.R. 36 interchange.
On Monday night, westbound drivers will be detoured off I-80 onto S.R. 36 and then to S.R. 138, where they will be routed through Grantsville and back to westbound I-80. Eastbound I-80 will remain open.
On Tuesday night, eastbound drivers will be detoured off I-80 and then right back onto the freeway via the S.R. 36 off- and on-ramps. Westbound I-80 will remain open Tuesday night.
During the day on Wednesday, drivers should plan ahead for rolling slowdowns in both directions of I-80 while crews finish installing the girders. Minor traffic delays are expected during this time.
The SR 36 ramp bridge over I-80 is being rebuilt as part of UDOT’s ongoing efforts to keep Utah’s roads and bridges in good condition. This project is also reconstructing the two I-80 bridges over the Union Pacific railroad tracks near the S.R. 201 interchange (Exit 102). Work on these bridges is scheduled to be complete this summer.
Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website.