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Major construction to cause road closures this weekend

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The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is warning drivers to plan ahead this weekend as several road closures may impact your commute.

The closures start Friday (June 9th) and some they say at least one of the closures will last up to 30 days.

Here’s what you need to know:

I-80

In order for UDOT to break up concrete and pave over it with new asphalt, westbound I-80 will close between the I-215 ramp near the mouth of Parleys Canyon and 2300 East from Friday at 9 p.m. through Monday at 5 a.m. Traffic will be redirected from westbound I-80 onto the ramp to I-215, then back onto I-80.

Drivers should expect delays of 30-40 minutes. UDOT encourages drivers who need to catch flights at the Salt Lake International Airport allow an hour more of travel if they are coming from Summit County, in order to make their flight. 

Keep in mind that I-80 is reduced to one lane in each direction overnight on weekends between 1300 East and I-80/I-215 split.

In addition, drivers will continue to be redirected to I-215 as I-80 off-ramps to Foothill Drive are still under construction.

Bangerter Highway

In order for crews to remove a pedestrian bridge Bangerter Highway between 7000 South and 78000 South in West Jordan will close in both directions starting 11 p.m. on Saturday (June 10th) until 8 a.m. the next morning.

7000 South will also be closed between Redwood Road and Bangerter. Drivers will need to use alternate routes.

In West Valley the westbound 3500 South ramp to northbound I-215 will close Friday night at 11 p.m. This closure will last up to 30 days.

Drivers will use 4700 South or S.R. 201 to get on I-215 northbound. UDOT says the ramp is being rebuilt as part of the I-215 west belt reconstruction project.

To monitor the latest construction projects and traffic delays click here.

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