New Ramp System Open on Northbound I-15 in Sandy
Drivers on northbound I-15 will need to use the new ramp system to access I-215 and 7200 South
Sunday evening we opened a new ramp system, or collector-distributor system, adjacent to northbound I-15 from 9400 South to I-215. Drivers on northbound I-15 will enter the new ramp system prior to 9000 South and use it to exit at 7200 South and I-215.
If drivers miss the new ramp system entrance, they should continue north on I-15 and use 5400 South as a detour to access 7200 South and I-215.
This 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. This new ramp system is the only way that drivers are able to access 7200 South and I-215 from northbound I-15. This improvement is designed to enhance safety and reduce congestion by eliminating the weaving as drivers merge in and out of the I-15 travel lanes between 9000 South and 7200 South. We estimate this will reduce crashes by nearly 40% and travel times by 50%.
We have developed the animation below to help drivers learn how to drive the new ramp system.
The new ramp system is part of the I-15 Northbound project, which is also widening northbound I-15 to add a new travel lane from Bangerter Highway to 9400 South. This new lane and all other construction activities will be completed by summer 2021.
For more information about the project please visit udot.utah.gov/i15northbound. And for current traveler information, including traffic impacts due to construction, visit udottraffic.utah.gov or download the UDOT Traffic iPhone or Android app.Tags: collector-distributor, I-15 Northbound