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Postponed: UDOT to close I-80 and 1300 East in Salt Lake City

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has postponed the I-80 between 700 East and Foothill Drive and 1300 East over I-80 closure scheduled for this weekend, March 30 – April 3.

The closures are tentatively scheduled for April 14 – 16 depending on weather.

A map showing the March 30 through April 7 closure of 1300 East between Stringham Avenue and Parkway Avenue and the March 31 through April 3 closure of Interstate 80 between 700
East and Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City. To avoid the closures, drivers will be detoured to 700 East, Interstate 15 and Interstate 215.

During these closures, drivers should use 700 East, I-15, and I-215 as alternate routes. Drivers should expect heavy travel delays, plan ahead, and follow posted signage during the closures.

The I-80 and I-215 Renewed project will improve I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East and I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South. The pavement will be replaced with new concrete throughout, and a new lane will be added to eastbound I-80. Additional improvements also include the reconstruction of the 1300 East and 1700 East bridges over I-80, reconstruction of the I-80 bridge over 2000 East, widening of the I-80 bridge over 2300 East, and improvements to existing bike and pedestrian crossings at I-80. Work began in 2021 and is scheduled for completion in 2023.

More information about the I-80 and I-215 Renewed Project is available on the project website at udot.utah.gov/saltlakeeast. For the latest traffic and construction information on highways statewide, visit udottraffic.utah.gov or download the UDOT Traffic mobile application.

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