The Utah Department of Transportation reports that the eastbound I-80 travel lanes between 1300 East and 2300 East will no longer be shifted to the median and instead be moved onto the new concrete pavement. The westbound I-80 travel lanes in this section will be shifted to the median starting as early as Sunday, October 9. These traffic shifts will give the team space to reconstruct westbound I-80 while keeping traffic moving. Traffic will remain shifted in this pattern through summer 2023.
These traffic shifts are part of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) I-80 & I-215 Renewed project’s third phase of work on I-80 construction. This phase includes reconstructing westbound I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East. Crews completed the second phase of work in September 2022, which included the reconstruction of eastbound I-80 within the project limits.
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 and I-215. Follow the reduced speed limit and give drivers plenty of room.
State Street to 1300 East
As part of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) I-80 & I-215 Renewed project, crews will be surveying land directly north of westbound I-80 between State Street and 1300 East in Salt Lake City to prepare for utility work.
This I-80 construction work will continue for up to three weeks. Residents can expect crews to be on or near the south side of their property.
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.