Additional 10-Minute Delays Expected Friday Along I-15 in Salt Lake, Davis, and Juab Counties
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is recommending that drivers plan ahead for minor travel delays along the Wasatch Front this Friday due to increased traffic for the Independence Day weekend.
With July 4th falling on a Tuesday this year, UDOT engineers expect traffic to be spread across multiple days and delays to be less severe than other holiday weekends. Traffic engineers anticipate the following delays beyond normal travel times on the Wasatch Front highways:
- I-15 Northbound in Salt Lake County: Up to 10 minutes late Friday, June 30, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
- I-15 Northbound in Davis County: Delays of up to 10 minutes Friday, June 30, 2:00-7:00 p.m.
- I-15 Southbound near Nephi: Up to 10 minutes late Friday, June 30, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Statewide, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to traffic to reduce delays over the Independence Day weekend (Friday through Tuesday). In some work zones, these restrictions will continue throughout the weekend where necessary to ensure safety or to accommodate ongoing work.
The following list includes projects where drivers need to plan for construction conditions, including traffic restrictions, slower speeds, uneven pavement, and narrow or changing lanes:
US-40 north of the city of Heber – US-40 eastbound is reduced to one lane north of Heber City near Jordanelle Reservoir. Drivers should expect heavy truck traffic and travel delays, especially on Friday afternoons. Crews are replacing the driving surface of the Provo River Bridge. Completion of the works is scheduled for the end of the summer.
I-15 in Nephi – all lanes on I-15 will be open for the holidays. However, effective Wednesday, July 5, I-15 will be reduced to one lane in each direction 24 hours Sunday through Thursday (Southbound) and Monday through Saturday (Northbound). Crews are repairing the concrete pavement and completing maintenance work on several bridges along an 18-mile section of the highway. Construction is scheduled to continue through the end of the year.
I-80 and I-215 in eastern Salt Lake County – Lanes are shifted on I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East, and lanes are split on I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South. Crews are rebuilding these sections of I-80 and I-215 by removing the existing pavement and replacing it with new concrete. This project is also replacing or expanding the bridges at 1300 East, 1700 East, 2000 East and 2300 East and adding a new eastbound lane on I-80. All lanes are expected to be open by the end of 2023.
I-15 in Farmington – Lanes are being moved to I-15 between Parrish Lane in Centerville and 200 West in Farmington for the construction of the new bridges that will connect I-15 to the future West Davis Highway. Construction on this project is scheduled for completion in 2024.
Construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, please visit UDOT traffic website or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Chirping, FacebookAND Instagram.