Noise & Vibration Impacts

I-80 Impacts

2300 East Bridge Work

In May and June 2022, crews demolished a section of the existing I-80 bridge over 2300 East and drove steel beams into the ground to create a foundation for the new bridge.

The team will continue working on the bridge through 2022. Work will occur during both daytime and nighttime hours.

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

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2000 East Bridge Work

The team demolished a section of the existing I-80 bridge over 2000 East in early May 2022. To create a foundation for the new bridge, the team also drove steel beams into the ground. 

 

Crews will continue working on the bridge through 2022. Work will occur during both daytime and nighttime hours.

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

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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. This work is anticipated to continue through fall 2022.

 

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. 

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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 moved to the next phase of work in this section in late April 2022, and this phase is expected to continue through fall 2022. 

 

In the next phase of work, the team will reconstruct the eastbound I-80 travel 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. 

 

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. 

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Concrete Recycling

Crews removed the existing concrete pavement on the eastbound I-80 travel lanes between 2000 East and 2300 East in spring 2022. The team will intermittently recycle this pavement through fall 2022. Concrete recycling requires crews to crush the old concrete before they place it as base for the new pavement.  

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.

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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 fall 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

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.

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

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 summer 2022.

The northbound I-215 on-ramp from 3900 South will be closed through spring 2023 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

Concrete Recycling

Crews removed the existing concrete pavement on the southbound I-215 travel lanes between 3900 South and 4500 South in spring 2022. The team will intermittently recycle this pavement through fall 2022. Concrete recycling requires crews to crush the old concrete before they place it as base for the new pavement.  

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.

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