The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is improving I-80 traffic between 1300 East and 2300 East and I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South. The pavement will be replaced with new concrete throughout, and a new lane will be added to eastbound I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East.
New Traffic Pattern
The project team will shift westbound I-80 travel lanes between 1700 East and 2300 East in Salt Lake City from the median onto new concrete pavement. Crews will also shift eastbound I-80 travel lanes to the shoulder between 1300 East and 2300 East. This traffic pattern will accommodate work in the median of I-80, which includes the I-80 bridges over 2000 East and 2300 East, permanent barrier placement and sign placements.
Crews will shift traffic as early as Friday night, June 23. Traffic will remain shifted in this pattern through fall 2023. This will be the fourth and final major traffic shift on I-80 as part of the project.
Drivers can expect uneven pavement and drainage grates in the travel lanes. They should use caution in the work zone.
While this work occurs, construction vehicles will frequently enter and exit the work zone from I-80. Follow the reduced speed limit and give drivers plenty of room.
Reduced Speed Limit
To accommodate a safer work zone, the speed limit on I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East and I-215 from 3300 South to 4500 South has been reduced to 55 miles per hour. The speed limit will remain at 55 miles per hour through the end of construction.
Regular Lane Closures
Drivers should anticipate regular overnight and weekend lane closures on I-80. To see real-time traffic conditions, visit UDOT Traffic.
For Real-Time I-80 Traffic and Construction information, visit I-80 Traffic.