UDOT: I-15 on-ramp near downtown SLC closed until Monday


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SALT LAKE CITY — A freeway on-ramp near downtown Salt Lake City will be closed until Monday as officials work on a big roadway project involving 40 bridges across the valley.

The Utah Department of Transportation said the on-ramp to I-15 at 500 South will reopen Monday, Aug. 7, at 6 a.m. UDOT urged drivers planning to travel to and from downtown to plan ahead.

“This is a huge deal because this is a route that a lot of people that leave Salt Lake City use every day,” said UDOT spokesman John Gleason.

Officials said detours will be in place during the ramp closure. Drivers are encouraged to use 1300 South and 600 North to get onto I-15.

The work on the 500 South ramp is the final phase of a bridge maintenance project that dates back to March.

“We're taking off the top layer, putting on the new layer so it's going to be a smoother ride and we're adding a weatherproofing coat to really kind of protect against the elements that we see,” Gleason said.

For more information on the bridge project or closures, visit UDOT’s official website.

Contributing: Sean Moody

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