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Overview

Major concrete reconstruction on I-215 in western Salt Lake County began May 3, 2016. Crews will remove the existing pavement from 4700 South to S.R. 201 and install new, long-lasting concrete, providing a smoother ride for drivers. Crews will also:

  • Replace the bridges at S.R. 201
  • Widen the bridges at 3800 South and 3500 South
  • Improve ramps at 4700 South and 3500 South
  • Add new lanes between interchanges
  • Upgrade signs and lighting
  • Install ramp meters at 3500 South and 4700 South

The existing asphalt on westbound I-215 from 300 East to Redwood Road was also removed as part of this project, and was replaced with new asphalt pavement.
All work is scheduled for completion by fall 2017.

Please view our updated project flier.

Ongoing Construction Activities

I-215 reconstruction continues from 4700 South to S.R. 201 as weather permits and dates are subject to change. Please be aware of the following project activities and scheduled traffic impacts:

Mainline I-215

  • Tomorrow night, Friday, April 28, southbound traffic will be shifted onto the new concrete.
    • Southbound I-215 will be reduced to two lanes between 3500 South and 4700 South from 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 1 to accommodate this work. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes.
  • Starting Saturday night, April 29, northbound traffic will be shifted into the median between 4700 South and S.R. 201 in order for crews to begin reconstruction in the northbound lanes.
    • Traffic exiting at 4700 South, 3500 South and S.R. 201 must be in the two right lanes to exit. Northbound travel lanes will stay in this split configuration until paving is complete this fall.
    • Northbound I-215 will be reduced to two lanes between 4700 South and S.R. 201 from 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 1 to accommodate this work. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes.
  • The reconstructed westbound S.R. 201 loop ramp to southbound I-215 is scheduled to open by 5:00 a.m. Monday morning, May 1.
  • Crews will begin breaking concrete during daytime hours as early as Monday, May 1 beginning near 4700 South and heading north. They will remove the concrete out of the work zone during day and nighttime hours. Nearby businesses and residents may experience additional noise and vibration.

3500 South Interchange

  • As early as May 3, the northbound I-215 ramp to westbound 3500 South will close for up to 90 days for reconstruction. Please view this alternate route map  to see suggested routes for traveling west.
  • Crews will begin work on the northbound I-215 bridge at 3500 South as early as May 3. Drivers can expect overnight lane closures on 3500 South as crews remove the existing bridge deck.

S.R. 201 Interchange

  • As early as Saturday night, April 29, the eastbound S.R. 201 loop ramp to northbound I-215 will close for up to 90 days to maintain safety for drivers in the northbound split.
    • Drivers should use I-80 as an alternate or Redwood Road to access NB I-215.
  • Crews will begin work on the northbound I-215 bridge at S.R. 201 once northbound traffic is shifted into the median.
    • On Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, crews are scheduled to remove the existing bridge deck and erect new girders on the northbound I-215 bridge over S.R. 201.
      • S.R. 201 will be closed in both directions between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night as that work takes place. Detours will be in place and drivers should plan ahead and avoid the area.

As a reminder, I-215 may have intermittent lane closures during daytime and nighttime hours, seven days a week. Lanes are shifted and narrower throughout the work zone, so drivers should use caution and adhere to the 60 mph speed limit. Please plan ahead and visit udottraffic.utah.gov for the latest traffic information before beginning your trip through the area.