Noise & Vibration Impacts

I-80 Impacts

Noise Wall Replacement 

The project team will replace a section of the noise wall along I-80 between 2000 East and 2300 East in Salt Lake City to add a retaining wall.

 

To complete the first step of the replacement, the team will begin demolishing the existing noise wall as early as Thursday, May 12. This work will continue through May 2022 during daytime hours only. During the demolition, nearby residents can expect increased noise, vibration and dust.

 

Crews are anticipated to begin constructing the new noise wall in fall 2022. After the existing noise wall has been removed, nearby residents can expect increased noise from the interstate.

The project team will replace a section of the noise wall along I-80 between 2000 East and 2300 East in Salt Lake City to add a retaining wall.    To complete the first step of the replacement, the team will begin demolishing the existing noise wall as early as Thursday, May 12. This work will continue through May 2022 during daytime hours only. During the demolition, nearby residents can expect increased noise, vibration and dust.    Crews are anticipated to begin constructing the new noise wall in fall 2022. After the existing noise wall has been removed, nearby residents can expect increased noise from the interstate.

2300 East Bridge Work

In late April 2022, the project team shifted traffic to a temporary I-80 bridge over 2300 East to accommodate the next step of the bridge rehabilitation.

 

Crews will begin to demolish the existing 2300 East bridge over I-80 as early as Monday, May 9. Following demolition, crews will begin driving steel beams into the ground as early as Tuesday, May 17, to create a foundation for the new bridge. These construction activities will last through mid-June.

While work will occur during both daytime and nighttime hours, pile driving is scheduled to occur during daytime hours only to minimize impacts to nearby residents. 

To safely complete this work, crews will close the westbound I-80 on-ramp from 2300 East nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday, May 9, and continuing for up to two weeks. 

These construction activities will increase noise and vibration for nearby properties. Additional impacts include increased dust, truck traffic and overnight construction lighting.

Map graphic showing where Bridge work and ramp closures will be located along I-80 at 2300 East. Bridgework will take place. Detour is also shown going from 2300 East to 1300 East. Then north to the Westbound I-80 On Ramp.
Map graphic showing where Bridge work and ramp closures will be located along I-80 at 2300 East. Bridgework will take place. Detour is also shown going from 2300 East to 1300 East. Then north to the Westbound I-80 On Ramp.

2000 East Bridge Work

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will close 2000 East between Parley’s Canyon Boulevard and Stratford Avenue from Wednesday, May 4, through June 2022 to accommodate work on the I-80 bridge over 2000 East.

Crews will begin to demolish the existing bridge as early as Wednesday, May 4, and this work will continue for up to one week. To create a foundation for the new bridge, the team will also drive steel beams into the ground as early as Monday, May 9, through early June. While work will occur during both daytime and nighttime hours, demolition and pile driving are scheduled to occur during daytime hours only to minimize impacts to nearby residents.

These construction activities will increase noise and vibration for nearby properties. Additional impacts include increased dust, truck traffic and overnight construction lighting.

Pile Driving Infographic Which asks: What is a pile driver? the answer is:  pile driver drives huge beams deep into the ground for a strong bridge foundation. We know it can be noisy, but it makes the bridge structurally sound for decades to come.

Reconstruction of I-80

1300 East to 1700 East

Crews reconstructed the median of I-80 between 1300 East and 1700 East in September 2021. To accommodate the next step of reconstructing I-80, the eastbound I-80 travel lanes between 1300 East and 1700 East have shifted to the new concrete in the median. 

 

Crews started reconstructing the roadway on eastbound I-80 between 1300 East and 1700 East in mid-October 2021. To complete this work, they will need to cut and crush the existing concrete pavement. 

 

Concrete crushing will occur during the daytime. Saw cutting and hauling the concrete out of the work zone will take place overnight when crews can access the work zone with larger equipment and when there are lower traffic volumes. 

Aerial image showing bridge replacement along I-80 in Salt Lake City
1700 East to 2300 East

The project team reconstructed the median of I-80 between 1700 East and 2300 East in mid-April 2022. Crews will move to the next phase of work in this section as early as Monday, April 25, and this phase is expected to continue through fall 2022. 

 

In the next phase of work, the team will reconstruct the eastbound I-80 lanes between 1700 East and 2300 East by removing the existing concrete pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement. Work will occur during both daytime and nighttime hours. 

In late April 2022, crews removed the existing concrete pavement from this section of the work zone. The team will start to recycle this concrete as early as Monday, May 2. Concrete recycling requires crews to crush the old concrete before they place it as base for the new pavement.  This work is scheduled to continue for up to one month. Concrete will be crushed during daytime hours and removed from the work zone during nighttime hours.

While these activities will increase noise, vibration and dust for nearby residents, there are several benefits to on-site concrete recycling. Recycling on-site is better for the environment as it reduces the number of trucks driving in and out to haul materials. Additionally, repurposing and using these existing materials saves cost for taxpayers and time so the project can move quickly.
 

To complete this work, crews will use equipment such as concrete crushers and rollers. These construction activities and equipment will increase noise, vibration and dust for nearby residents. To prepare for the increase in vibration, consider removing fragile items from shelves or walls. 

Image showing Excavator and pavement grinder machine at work along the freeway.

Ramp Reconstruction on I-80

Crews are reconstructing the eastbound I-80 off-ramp to 2300 East. Before this work began, traffic shifted to a temporary lane. Crews will then remove and crush the concrete pavement that is on the existing ramp.

 

This work is anticipated to intermittently continue through summer 2022.

These activities will increase vibration, noise and dust for nearby properties.​

Map graphic showing the location of a ramp reconstruction at the Eastbound Off-ramp at 2300 East

I-215 Impacts

Temporary Noise Wall Removal 

Salt Lake City will remove a section of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) noise wall along southbound I-215 between 4200 South and 4300 South as early as Thursday, June 16, to accommodate work on a Salt Lake City waterline. Work on this waterline will continue for up to two weeks, and crews will replace the noise wall after this work is complete.

 

After the noise wall has been removed, nearby residents can expect increased noise from the interstate. These construction activities will also increase noise, vibration and dust for nearby residents.

If you have any questions, please contact Salt Lake City Public Utilities at 801-483-6737.

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Reconstruction of I-215

3300 South to 4500 South

Crews reconstructed the median of I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South in early May 2022. They will begin the next phase of work in this section, which includes reconstructing the southbound I-215 lanes by removing, crushing and recycling the existing concrete pavement.

The project team will start this next phase of reconstruction as early as Sunday, May 15, and this phase is expected to continue through fall 2022. Concrete will be crushed during daytime hours and removed from the work zone during nighttime hours. Following this work, crews will recycle the concrete in this section of the work zone. 

These construction activities will increase vibration, noise and dust for nearby residents. To prepare for the increase in vibration, consider removing fragile items from shelves or walls. 

Map graphic showing the extent of road reconstruction along I-215, from 3300 South to 4500 South on Southbound lanes. They will begin the next phase of work in this section, which includes reconstructing the southbound I-215 lanes by removing, crushing and recycling the existing concrete pavement.

Reconstruction Activities

The reconstruction of I-80 and I-215 will include removing the existing concrete pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement. Crews will complete the work by following these steps:  

  • Remove and crush the existing concrete pavement

  • Recycle the existing concrete pavement to use as base material for the new concrete

  • Prepare the subgrade layer, or existing soil

  • Place the subbase layer of aggregate material 

  • Place the base layer of asphalt pavement

  • Place the surface of concrete pavement for driving on 


The graphic below shows the layers of material that compose the new roadway. Each layer is compacted by rollers and finished before the next layer is placed.

Graphic showing the layers of material that compose the new roadway. From top to bottom: Surface (Concrete pavement), Base (Asphalt pavement), Subbase (Aggregate Material), and Subgrade (Existing soil). Each layer is compacted by rollers and finished before the next layer is placed.

Ramp Reconstruction on I-215

Southbound I-215 On-Ramp from 3900 South

As early as Monday night, June 20, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will close the southbound I-215 on-ramp from 3900 South in Millcreek for reconstruction. The ramp will be closed through early August 2022 to accommodate this work.

While the ramp is closed, drivers can access southbound I-215 from the on-ramps at 3300 South and 4500 South.


As part of the reconstruction, crews will remove, crush and recycle the existing concrete pavement. Concrete removal will begin as early as Tuesday, June 21. Concrete will be removed, crushed and recycled during daytime hours and removed from the work zone during nighttime hours. 

This work will increase vibration, noise and dust for nearby residents. To prepare for the increase in vibration, consider removing fragile items from shelves or walls.

 

These activities will continue through early August 2022.

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Other Ramps

Crews are reconstructing the southbound I-215 on-ramp from 3300 South and the southbound I-215 off-ramp to 4500 South. In preparation for this work, traffic was shifted to a temporary lane. Crews then removed and crushed the concrete pavement that was on the existing ramp.

The team will then place base material for the new pavement. After the base is complete, asphalt pavement will be placed, followed by concrete pavement. This work is anticipated to intermittently continue through spring 2022.

The northbound I-215 on-ramp from 3900 South will be closed through spring 2022 for reconstruction. As part of the ramp reconstruction, crews will remove the existing concrete pavement on the ramp and replace it with new pavement. 

 

Crews have constructed a temporary northbound I-215 on-ramp located south of the existing ramp. View a map of alternate routes here

These activities will increase vibration, noise and dust for nearby properties.

Map showing the locations of three ramps being reconstructed along I-215 at Southbound On-ramp, Northbound On-ramp at 3900 South, and Southbound off-ramp at 4500 South

The construction schedule and activities are weather-dependent and subject to change.