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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES 

New I-215 Lane Shift

Crews will shift lanes to the outside of I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South in both directions to accommodate reconstruction work in the median. Traffic will remain shifted in this pattern through summer 2021. 

In preparation for the I-215 lane shift, crews will be placing temporary asphalt in the shoulders of I-215 from 3300 South to 4500 South.  Paving will occur during nighttime hours and is scheduled to last through Friday night, June 18. Nearby residents can expect overnight vibration with paving activities.

Southbound I-215 is scheduled to shift overnight as early as Wednesday and Thursday, June 16 and 17, and northbound I-215 will shift overnight as early as June 22 and June 23.

Additionally, there will be overnight intermittent closures of the northbound I-215 off-ramp to 3300 South/3900 South to shift traffic to one side of the ramp so crews can begin reconstruction of the other side.

This is the first of several major lane shifts planned on I-215 as part of the project. Shifting traffic around the active work zones will allow crews to work during both day and night to complete the project by the end of 2022 while keeping traffic moving. View the image below for more details about this first lane shift.

Drivers can expect uneven pavement in the travel lanes, including drainage grates. They should use caution in the work zone and follow the posted speed limit. To see real-time traffic conditions, visit UDOT Traffic.  

The construction schedule and activities are subject to change. 

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Concrete Removal

Crews are reconstructing the median of I-80 and I-215. To start this work, they will need to cut and crush the existing concrete pavement on I-80 from 1300 East to 2300 East and I-215 from 3300 South to 4500 South. This work will begin the week of Monday, June 21, and is scheduled to last for one month.

The northbound I-215 off-ramp to 3300 South and 3900 South is also being reconstructed. Crews will remove and crush the existing concrete pavement on the ramp starting as early as Sunday, June 20. Work is scheduled to last for one week.

Concrete will be crushed during daytime hours and removed from the work zone during nighttime hours. These activities will increase noise and vibration for nearby properties. Additional impacts include:

  • Shifted traffic

  • Increased dust

  • Overnight lighting

2000 East Bridge Work

As early as Tuesday, June 15, crews will start driving steel piles into the ground for the 2000 East bridge foundation. This work will occur during the daytime hours and is scheduled to last for one month. One-way traffic will occur on 2000 East for bridge work and drivers should anticipate minor delays.

This activity will be noisy for nearby residents. Additional impacts will include include vibration, dust, truck traffic and construction lighting.​

New I-80 Lane Shift

Crews shifted lanes to the outside of I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East in both directions to accommodate reconstruction work in the median. Traffic will remain shifted in this pattern through summer 2021. 

Click here for more details about this lane shift. 

Regular Lane Closures

With work ramping up, drivers should anticipate regular overnight and weekend lane closures on I-80 and I-215. To see real-time traffic conditions, visit UDOT Traffic.  

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Uneven pavement in travel lanes, including drainage grates

  • Potential reduced speed limit

  • All lanes open Monday through Friday during peak hours

  • Overnight and weekend closures

  • Increased dust, noise and vibration

  • Work occurring simultaneously on I-80 and I-215 

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