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Ramp System Open on Northbound I-15 in Sandy

Drivers on northbound I-15 will need to use the ramp system to access I-215 and 7200 South

In February 2021 we opened a new ramp system, or collector-distributor system, adjacent to northbound I-15 from 9400 South to I-215. Drivers on northbound I-15 will enter the ramp system prior to 9000 South and use it to exit at 7200 South and I-215.

If drivers miss the ramp system entrance, they should continue north on I-15 and use 5400 South as a detour to access 7200 South and I-215.

This ramp system is similar to the one between 2100 South and 900 South in Salt Lake City and has a three-lane freeway section separated from the I-15 travel lanes by a concrete barrier. This ramp system is the only way that drivers are able to access 7200 South and I-215 from northbound I-15. This improvement was designed to enhance safety and reduce congestion by eliminating the weaving as drivers merge in and out of the I-15 travel lanes between 9000 South and 7200 South. This will reduce crashes by nearly 40% and travel times by 50%.  

The animation below was developed to help drivers learn how to drive the ramp system.  

The ramp system was part of the I-15 Northbound project, which also widened northbound I-15 to add a new travel lane from Bangerter Highway to 9400 South. The new lane and all other construction activities were completed in summer 2021. 

For current traveler information, including traffic impacts due to construction, visit udottraffic.utah.gov or download the UDOT Traffic iPhone or Android app.

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