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To minimize delays, UDOT construction projects to take a break for Memorial Day

UDOT advises drivers to plan ahead to avoid traffic

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises Wasatch Front drivers to plan ahead for possible delays this Memorial Day weekend.

Drivers can expect heavier than usual traffic throughout the weekend, with delays of up to 25 minutes on southbound I-15 in Salt Lake County this Friday afternoon. Other areas of the Wasatch Front like I-15 in Davis and Weber County and eastbound US-6 could have an additional 10 minutes of delays, according to UDOT traffic engineers.

On Memorial Day, drivers should expect up to 20 minutes of additional delay on westbound US-6, and 10 minutes of additional delay on northbound I-15 in the Nephi area. 

Across the state, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to traffic to help reduce delays over the holiday weekend, but certain existing lane restrictions or traffic shifts will remain in place as needed to protect the work zone and ensure safety. 

Some areas where drivers should expect restrictions include:

  • I-15 near 5600 South and Riverdale Road in Weber County: I-15 will continue to be down to 3 lanes in the area, where crews are currently working on reconstructing the I-15 interchange and widening 5600 South to 3500 West.
  • SR-12 near Henrieville: Expect short detours for bridge replacements near Henrieville.
  • SR-132 from Nephi: SR-132 will remain open with alternating one-way traffic signals.
  • SR-24 between I-70 and Hanksville: Construction on SR-24 begins right after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 28. Drivers taking that route to or from Lake Powell can expect slower speed limits and flagging delays up to 15 minutes.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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