Overnight construction closures slated for I-15, Bangerter Highway this weekend

Overnight construction closures slated for I-15, Bangerter Highway this weekend

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TAYLORSVILLE — The Utah Department of Transportation is asking drivers to plan ahead this weekend as portions of Bangerter Highway and I-15 will close overnight on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

The closures will allow UDOT crews to make progress on large-scale construction projects in Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Bangerter Highway

In Taylorsville, Bangerter Highway will close in both directions at 11 p.m. Friday at 6200 South.

UDOT crews will be removing a pedestrian bridge over the highway as part of the Bangerter Three Interchanges project, "which is constructing three new freeway-style interchanges on Bangerter Highway at 6200 South, 10400 South, and 12600 South," the department said in a news release.

UDOT will mark the detour with signs. The highway is expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Saturday.


At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, UDOT will close southbound I-15 in Orem at Center Street while crews place beams for the new Utah Valley University Pedestrian Bridge.

"Southbound traffic will be detoured off I-15 at Center Street and then back onto the freeway via Geneva Road and University Parkway," the release says. The southbound lanes will reopen by Sunday at 10 a.m.

Also Saturday at 10 p.m., crews will reduce southbound I-15 to three lanes in Lehi between 2100 North and Main Street. "Drivers should be prepared for minor delays and heavier-than-normal weekend traffic," UDOT says.

UDOT crews are working to widen and reconstruct bridges in the area as part of the I-15 Technology Corridor project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2020.

The lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Sunday.

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Graham Dudley reports on politics, breaking news and more for KSL.com. A native Texan, Graham's work has previously appeared in the Brownwood (Texas) Bulletin and The Oklahoma Daily.


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