The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recommends drivers plan ahead for minor travel delays along the Wasatch Front this Friday due to increased traffic for the Independence Day weekend.
With July 4 falling on a Tuesday this year, UDOT engineers project that traffic will be split among multiple days and delays will be less severe than on other holiday weekends. Traffic engineers expect the following delays beyond typical travel times on Wasatch Front highways:
- Northbound I-15 in Salt Lake County: up to 10-minute delays on Friday, June 30, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Northbound I-15 in Davis County: up to 10-minute delays on Friday, May 26, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Southbound I-15 near Nephi: up to 10-minute delays on Friday, June 30, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Across the state, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to traffic to help reduce delays during Independence Day weekend (Friday through Tuesday). In some work zones, these restrictions will continue through the weekend where needed to ensure safety or accommodate ongoing construction.
The following list includes projects where drivers should plan for construction conditions including traffic restrictions, reduced speeds, uneven pavement, and narrow or shifting lanes:
- US-40 north of Heber City – Eastbound US-40 is reduced to one lane north of Heber City near Jordanelle Reservoir. Drivers should expect heavy truck traffic and travel delays, especially Friday afternoon. Crews are replacing the driving surface of the bridge over the Provo River. This work is scheduled for completion in late summer.
- I-15 in Nephi – all lanes on I-15 will be open for the holiday. However, beginning Wednesday, July 5, I-15 will be reduced to one lane in each direction 24 hours a day Sunday through Thursday (southbound) and Monday through Saturday (northbound). Crews are repairing concrete pavement and completing maintenance work on several bridges along an 18-mile section of the interstate. 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 reconstructing these sections of I-80 and I-215 by removing existing pavement and replacing it with new concrete. This project is also replacing or widening bridges at 1300 East, 1700 East, 2000 East and 2300 East, and is adding a new eastbound lane on I-80. All lanes are scheduled to be open by late 2023.
- I-15 in Farmington – Lanes are shifted on I-15 between Parrish Lane in Centerville and 200 West in Farmington for 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, visit the UDOT Traffic website or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
For Real-Time I-80 Traffic and Construction information, visit I-80 Traffic.