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Media Briefing: Major Changes Coming to Northbound I-15 in Salt Lake County

New collector/distributor system will enhance safety and reduce traffic delays on northbound I-15 near the I-215 interchange

WHAT:

Members of the media are invited to tour the future I-15 northbound collector/distributor system under construction between 9400 South and I-215 in Sandy and Midvale. 9000 South will close overnight from Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 a.m. between I-15 and Monroe Street while crews pour concrete for a new bridge over 9000 South.

The Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) I-15 Northbound project is building this collector/distributor to improve access from northbound I-15 to I-215 and 7200 South. The project is also widening northbound I-15 to add a new travel lane from Bangerter Highway to 9400 South. The new collector/distributor is scheduled to open later this year, and construction on the project is scheduled to be finished in summer 2021.

WHEN:

Friday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

I-15 construction zone near 9400 South and Monroe Street

Directions: from downtown Salt Lake City, take the I-15 9000 South exit and head east on 9000 South. Turn right on Monroe Street, and drive south to 9400 South. Turn right into the construction zone, just south of the 9400 South stop sign and across from Aquatech Pools & Spas. Note: Do not park in the Aquatech Pools & Spas parking lot.

NOTE: Media members will be escorted into the work zone. Personal protective equipment will be provided and must be worn to access the work zone. Pants and close-toed shoes are required.

VISUALS:

WHO:

Jessica Rice, UDOT I-15 Northbound project manager

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