Portion of Bangerter Highway in South Jordan to close in both directions all weekend

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SOUTH JORDAN — Drivers who typically take the Bangerter Highway will have to add extra time to their weekend commute.

The Utah Department of Transportation will shut down the highway in both directions from 9800 South to 10400 South from Friday at 10 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.

"This is a major closure that's going to affect a lot of people in South Jordan, West Jordan, anyone who travels on Bangerter, south end of the valley," John Gleason, spokesman for UDOT, said.

All southbound lanes will also close from 9000 South to 9800 South. One northbound lane will be open from Friday to Sunday night. Drivers will be able to drive east to west on 9800 South. Alternate routes include 4000 West, Redwood Road, and the Mountain View Corridor.

"This project in particular is so critical because we're seeing so much growth. There's so much development that's happened out here in the south end of the valley," Gleason said.

Gleason said crews will be doing utility work in preparation for the new interchange on 9800 South. There are three other interchange projects along the highway taking place this year.

"We're expecting completion (of these interchanges) by the end of next year. And once that happens, people are going to be able to travel without a stoplight from I-15 all the way down to 4100 South. So that's great news for people being able to get to where they're going conveniently and safely," he said.

Gleason added that drivers can expect to see more orange cones on the roads. "This is really the time of year that you're going to see a lot of these construction projects really ramping up."

Drivers should pay attention in work zones, obey the rules, and slow down. "It's not only about protecting the people that are traveling on our roads but also our workers," Gleason said.

For more information on the closure and other closures this week, visit udot.utah.gov/connect/2024.

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Brianna Chavez
Brianna Chavez joined the KSL-TV news team as a reporter in July of 2023. She comes to the Beehive State after working for five years in her hometown of El Paso, Texas.


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