Southbound I-215 Lane Shift

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) I-80 & I-215 Renewed project team reconstructed the median of I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South in early May 2022. Crews will begin the next phase of work in this section, which includes reconstructing the southbound I-215 lanes. 

To give the team space to reconstruct this section of roadway, the southbound I-215 travel lanes between 3300 South and 4500 South in Millcreek and Holladay will be shifted onto the new concrete in the median in a lane split traffic pattern.

Drivers will see this new traffic pattern as early as Sunday, May 15, and it will be in place through fall 2022.

Animation graphic showing lane shifts and split on Southbound I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South. Also shows how traffic entering and exiting the freeway along this stretch will still have access. There will still be access to Southbound I-215 at 3300 South. There will still be access to 3800 South from I-215 Southbound. There will be access to 4500 South from I-215 Southbound.

To safely navigate this new traffic pattern, drivers should follow the posted signage and message boards.

Those needing to exit southbound I-215 at 4500 South should stay in the right two lanes. Through traffic can use all travel lanes. Drivers should plan ahead when approaching the lane split, as making last-minute lane changes before the lanes split is a safety hazard.

Drivers can expect uneven pavement and drainage grates in the travel lanes.


While this work occurs, construction vehicles will frequently turn on and off of I-215 to enter and exit the work zone. Follow the reduced speed limit and give drivers plenty of room. 

Reduced Speed Limit

To accommodate a safer work zone, the speed limit on I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East and I-215 from 3300 South to 4500 South has been reduced to 55 miles per hour. The speed limit will remain at 55 miles per hour through the end of construction.

Northbound I-215 Lane Shift

In spring 2021, crews shifted lanes to the outside of northbound I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South to accommodate reconstruction work in the median. Traffic will remain shifted in this pattern through fall 2022. 

View the image below for more details about this first lane shift.

Drivers can expect uneven pavement and drainage grates in the travel lanes. They should use caution in the work zone and follow the posted speed limit. 

Map graphic showing The extent of work zones on I-80 and I-215. With a break out map showing lane closure on the inside lanes on North and Southbound I-215. North and southbound outside medians will become the new outside lanes.

Regular Lane Closures

Drivers should anticipate regular off-peak, overnight and weekend lane closures on I-215. To see real-time traffic conditions, visit UDOT Traffic.  

To see impacts to nearby properties that increase noise or vibration, visit here.

The construction schedule and activities are subject to change.