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Noise & Vibration Impacts

I-80 Impacts

Reconstruction of I-80

1300 East to 2300 East

Crews completed the second phase of work in September 2022, which included the reconstruction of eastbound I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East in Salt Lake City. The project team started the third phase of work on I-80 in early October 2022, which includes reconstructing westbound I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East. To accommodate this phase of work, crews implemented new traffic patterns on I-80. For more information about the new traffic patterns, click here.  

 

The team will reconstruct westbound I-80 in this section by crushing, removing and recycling the existing concrete pavement, then replacing it with new concrete pavement. This phase of work will continue through summer 2023.

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Concrete Recycling

Crews began removing the existing concrete pavement on westbound I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East in early October 2022. The team will intermittently recycle this pavement through summer 2023. 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.

 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. 

 

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. 

 

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

Ramp Reconstruction on I-80

Eastbound I-80 Off-Ramp to 2300 East

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 spring 2023.

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

Bridge Work

I-80 Bridge over 2000 East

The project team closed 2000 East under I-80 in Salt Lake City in mid-November 2022 to complete work on the I-80 bridge above 2000 East. While the closure was in place, the team demolished the westbound section of this bridge, drove steel piles into the ground for the foundation of the new bridge and started constructing retaining walls. 

Crews will continue to work on the I-80 bridge after 2000 East opens. Work will occur during both daytime and nighttime hours through summer 2023.

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

I-80 Bridge over 2300 East

In summer 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.

 

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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I-215 Impacts

Northbound I-215 Reconstruction

3300 South to 4500 South

Crews completed the reconstruction of southbound I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South in early fall 2022. The next phase of work includes reconstructing northbound I-215 in the same section.  

 

Reconstruction will begin as early as Monday, Nov. 28. To complete this work, crews will crush, remove and recycle the existing concrete pavement, then replace it with new concrete pavement.   

 

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 activities will continue through summer 2023. 

 

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. 

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Ramp Reconstruction on I-215

Southbound I-215 On-Ramp from 3300 South

In mid-October 2022, the project team began reconstructing the east side of the southbound I-215 on-ramp from 3300 South. To accommodate this work, the project team shifted traffic to the west side of the ramp. Traffic will remain shifted through spring 2023.

 

To reconstruct the ramp, crews will remove and crush the existing concrete pavement. Concrete will be crushed during daytime hours and removed from the work zone during nighttime hours. This work will continue through November 2022.

These 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.

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Southbound I-215 Off-Ramp to 4500 South

Crews began reconstructing the east side of the southbound I-215 off-ramp to 4500 South in mid-October 2022. To accommodate this work, the project team shifted traffic to the west side of the ramp. Traffic will remain shifted through spring 2023.

To reconstruct the ramp, crews will remove and crush the existing concrete pavement. Concrete will be crushed during daytime hours and removed from the work zone during nighttime hours. This work will continue through November 2022.

These 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.

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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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