Ramp onto I-80 leaving Salt Lake City International Airport closed for the next 2 months

Ramp onto I-80 leaving Salt Lake City International Airport closed for the next 2 months


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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announced Thursday that the freeway onramp from the Salt Lake City International Airport to eastbound I-80 will close Saturday night at 10 p.m. and will stay closed through July.

UDOT will be doing a complete bridge deck replacement to the bridge on I-80 that runs over the Jordan River Surplus Canal, UDOT spokesman John Gleason said. “This means anyone leaving [the airport] going east, whether they’re going towards downtown Salt Lake City, Summit County, I-15 or I-215 will need to use an alternate route,” he said.

The detours will add a little bit of time onto the commute home from the airport, but Gleason doesn’t think it will be problematic.

“We’re recommending for people that generally use I-80 to head down Bangerter Highway to SR-201 and then take SR-201 to the 'Spaghetti Bowl,'” Gleason explained. “Or you can head down westbound I-80 to 5600 West and then go back down onto eastbound I-80, which may add a couple of minutes, but it shouldn’t be too significant.”


Gleason suggested that those picking up friends and family from the airport allot themselves a little extra time to get home.

“If you’re heading to the airport, your travels are going to remain the same,” he added. “These closures aren’t going to affect you.”

The ramp will reopen at the end of July.

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