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Lane closures on westbound I-80 near Salt Lake airport to start Friday, continue through June

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Posted - Feb 8th, 2019 @ 6:15pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Westbound I-80 will be down to two lanes near the Salt Lake City International Airport until the summer as road crews work to replace bridge surfaces, officials said.

The freeway will be reduced to two lanes near the I-215 west belt route starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Utah Department of Transportation officials said in an emailed news release.

The lane closures will likely continue until June, officials said.

Crews will be replacing driving surfaces on I-80 bridges over the Jordan River surplus canal.

The airport will remain accessible while the construction continues, officials said. People traveling from the airport to eastbound I-80 will need to merge more quickly than they need to currently, UDOT said.

About 71,000 cars per day pass through the area, according to UDOT.

Traffic will be heavier than normal while the work is completed, and delays of 10 minutes or more may are expected during peak commuting hours, UDOT said.

UDOT recommends state Route 201 as an alternate route during the construction, officials said.

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