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UDOT to close I-80 in Salt Lake City Saturday night

Three bridges are being replaced as part of Utah Department of Transportation reconstruction project. As part of the project, I-80 will be closed overnight from Saturday to Sunday

Three bridges are being replaced as part of Utah Department of Transportation reconstruction project. As part of the project, I-80 will be closed overnight from Saturday to Sunday (Flickr)



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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation will close I-80 in both directions between 700 East and Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City on Saturday night.

While crews place beams for the new 1700 East bridge over the freeway, I-80 between 700 East and Foothill Drive will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.

Crews are constructing the new 1700 East bridge over I-80, UDOT said in a briefing.

Once the new bridge is fully constructed, crews will demolish the old bridge and slide the new one into its place.

I-80 reconstruction project

The bridge reconstruction at 1700 East is the next step in a bigger reconstruction project. Officials are planning and working to reconstruct the section of I-80 that spans between 1300 East and 2300 East. They will also work on the I-215 east belt between 3300 South and 4500 South.

Crews are replacing the existing pavement with new concrete and adding a new eastbound lane on I-80.

The 1700 East bridge replacement is the first of three bridges that will be replaced, along with bridges at 1300 East, 2300 East.

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