On Sunday, April 15, 2018, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will begin concrete repair work along I-215 in both directions between S.R. 201 to 2200 North. Upon completion, this project will improve safety, provide a smoother ride for drivers, and prolong the life of the roadway.
The roadway repair work will include repairing joints, filling cracks and voids, rehabilitating the concrete with rapid setting materials, and leveling out the roadway surface. Additional work will include a new shoulder and median barrier.
Construction is anticipated to be complete by late summer 2018.
What to Expect
Work is scheduled to take place at night, Monday through Wednesday 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Weekend work will occur Friday evening through Sunday night during daytime and nighttime hours. All lanes will be open during peak daytime travel hours Monday through Friday. During active work hours, two lanes will remain open. Drivers should expect moderate to heavy delays. Motorists should also expect intermittent ramp closures during construction.
Nearby businesses and residents may notice occasional noise, dust or vibration during work hours. If travelling through the area during active night work, drivers are advised to plan for additional travel time.
This project will be using two innovative techniques to repair and prolong the life of the roadway. A concrete slab-jacking process will be used to level the roadway where material is injected underneath the concrete and then expands to raise the slab. A “cross-stitching” technique will also be used to prevent separation between the concrete slabs on the roadway surface. This process is similar to “stitching a wound” where rebar is installed underneath the seam to pull the slabs together.