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UDOT warns of 'heavy delays' this Sunday on I-15 in Davis County

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UDOT warns of 'heavy delays' this Sunday on I-15 in Davis County

By Graham Dudley, KSL.com | Posted - Dec. 4, 2020 at 4:08 p.m.



CLEARFIELD — Northbound I-15 will be reduced to one lane in Clearfield Sunday, the Utah Department of Transportation announced this week. Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes during the closures.

The lane reductions will allow crews to remove the northbound crossover, or lane split, for the winter to allow for snow removal operations.

The closures will impact northbound I-15 between 650 North in Clearfield and Riverdale Road, according to a UDOT news release. The closures will begin on Sunday morning at 11 a.m., with one lane reduced, and the second lane will be closed from 2 p.m. Sunday to Monday at 6 a.m.

"Drivers should plan to avoid northbound I-15 near Clearfield if possible on Sunday," UDOT said, "or allow extra travel time."

The crossover has been in place to allow work on the I-15 Express Lanes project. According to UDOT, the Express Lanes project "is widening I-15, extending the Express Lanes and repairing sections of I-15 from Layton Parkway to Riverdale Road. These improvements will improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, and provide a smoother ride for drivers.

"Construction on the project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2021."

U.S. 89 restrictions

Utah drivers should also expect lane restrictions on U.S. Highway 89 beginning Friday night, UDOT said. U.S. 89 will be reduced to one lane, in both directions, between Kaysville's Mutton Hollow Road and Fruit Heights' Nicholls Road between 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers should use Oak Hills Drive or Main Street as alternate routes, UDOT said.

Crews will be reconnecting U.S. 89 to 200 North/400 North and Mountain Road while these lane closures are in place. The west leg of the U.S. 89 intersection at 200 North/400 North will be closed all day Saturday, starting at midnight, until Sunday at 5 a.m. Then the east leg of the intersection — Mountain Road — will close for five hours, from midnight to 5 a.m. Monday.

"Drivers can use the east frontage road as an alternate and access U.S. 89 via Crestwood Road or Green Road," UDOT said.

UDOT describes its work on U.S. 89 in Davis County as "the largest active highway project in the state."

"This four-year effort will reconstruct and widen U.S. 89 to six lanes (three in each direction) from Main Street in Farmington to S.R. 193 in Layton," the news release says. "It will also build four new interchanges at 200 North/400 North, Oak Hills Drive, Gordon Avenue, and Antelope Drive; extend Gordon Avenue approximately 3 miles east to U.S. 89; and add two new bridges over the highway at Nicholls Road and Crestwood Road."

Construction schedules are subject to change and dependent on the weather, so UDOT advises drivers to follow the latest updates at udottraffic.udot.gov.

Graham Dudley

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