Additional Delays on Northbound I-15 in Salt Lake County
Day and night lane closures continue for the next two weeks for ramp system construction
Drivers are advised to plan for nighttime delays of up to 20 minutes for the next two weeks on northbound I-15 from Draper to Midvale while crews place concrete pavement and install new overhead freeway signs.
From Monday, Jan. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 31, northbound I-15 is scheduled to be reduced to two lanes nightly between Bangerter Highway and I-215 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. During this work, rolling slowdowns are possible between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. The southbound I-15 Express Lane will also be closed as needed while crews work in the median.
Drivers should also expect occasional daytime lane closures during the next three weekends in the following locations:
- Northbound I-15 from Bangerter Highway to I-215
- Northbound on- and off-ramps at the 9000 South interchange
- Northbound off-ramp at 7200 South
- Northbound ramp to I-215 ramp
This work is part of the I-15 Northbound project, which is widening northbound I-15 to add a new travel lane from Bangerter Highway to 9400 South and constructing a new ramp system, or collector-distributor system, from 9400 South to I-215.
The new 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. It is designed to improve access to I-215 and 7200 South and to enhance safety for drivers.
The ramp system is scheduled to open as soon as Jan. 30, with the project finishing in summer 2021. This project is expected to reduce crashes in the area by nearly 40 percent and northbound travel times by 50 percent. More details about the I-15 Northbound project are available at udot.utah.gov/i15northbound.
Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic patterns and restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android.Tags: collector-distributor, Construction, I-15 Northbound