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Noise & Vibration Impacts

I-80 Impacts

Median I-80 Work 

The project team finished the third phase of work on I-80 in June 2023, which included reconstructing westbound I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East in Salt Lake City.

Starting as early as Friday, June 23, crews will begin the fourth and final major phase of work on I-80 as part of the project. During this phase of work, the team will work in the median of I-80, which includes finishing the I-80 bridges over 2000 East and 2300 East and installing permanent barriers and signs. 

Work will occur during both daytime and nighttime hours. However, the contractor will try to limit the very noisy work to daytime hours as much as possible. These activities will continue intermittently through late 2023.

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

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Ramp Reconstruction on I-80

The following ramps are currently being reconstructed as part of the project:

  • Eastbound I-80 on-ramp from 1300 East

  • Westbound I-80 on-ramp from northbound 1300 East

  • Westbound I-80 off-ramp to 1300 East

Reconstruction of these ramps will continue intermittently during daytime and nighttime hours through 2023. These activities will increase vibration, noise and dust for nearby properties.​ To prepare for the increase in vibration, consider removing fragile items from shelves or walls.

The eastbound Interstate 80 on-ramp from 1300 East, westbound Interstate 80 on-ramp from northbound 1300 East and westbound Interstate 80 off-ramp to 1300 East in Salt Lake City.

Bridge Work

I-80 Bridge Over 2000 East

Crews are currently building the median section of the new I-80 bridge over 2000 East. Work on this bridge will continue through late 2023.

This work will increase noise and vibration for nearby residents. Additional impacts include increased dust, truck traffic and overnight construction lighting.

I-80 Bridge Over 2300 East

Crews will continue to work on the I-80 bridge over 2300 East during daytime and nighttime hours through summer 2023.

 

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

A photograph of the Interstate 80 bridge over 2000 East in Salt Lake City.
A photograph of the Interstate 80 bridge over 2300 East in Salt Lake City.

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

I-215 Impacts

Northbound I-215 Reconstruction 

The project team started the third phase of work on I-215 in November 2022, which included reconstructing a portion of northbound I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South. After shifting northbound I-215 traffic in early May, crews will start reconstructing the remaining portion of northbound I-215 in this section starting as early as Monday, May 15.

Crews will reconstruct northbound I-215 by crushing, removing and recycling the existing concrete pavement, which will continue through early July 2023. After, the project team will replace it with new concrete pavement.

Concrete will be crushed during daytime hours and removed from the work zone during nighttime hours. Though work will occur during both daytime and nighttime hours, the contractor will try to limit the very noisy work to daytime hours as much as possible. These activities will continue intermittently through summer 2023.

A map showing the reconstruction of northbound Interstate 215 between 3300 South and 4500 South.

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

Ramp Reconstruction on I-215

The following ramps are currently being reconstructed as part of the project:

  • Northbound I-215 on-ramp from 3800 South

    • Starting Thursday, June 15, and continuing through July 2023, crews will crush, remove and recycle the existing concrete pavement then replace it with new concrete pavement. 

  • Northbound I-215 off-ramp to 3300 South and 3900 South

  • Southbound I-215 on-ramp from 3300 South

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Reconstruction of these ramps will continue intermittently during daytime and nighttime hours through 2023. These activities will increase vibration, noise and dust for nearby properties.​ To prepare for the increase in vibration, consider removing fragile items from shelves or walls.

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

Concrete Recycling

Crews began removing the existing concrete pavement on westbound I-80 and northbound I-215 in fall 2022. The team will intermittently recycle this pavement through summer 2023.

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.

A photograph of the concrete recycling machine and chunks of recycled concrete.

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.

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

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