UDOT to begin construction on I-80 and US-40 June 24

Construction on I-80, US-40 and SR-248 in Summit County is expected to run through November 20

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will begin work on a four-fold project today, Monday, June 24, that will impact traffic in the Summit County area.

According to a statement from UDOT, construction will take place at I-80 in Kimball Junction, westbound US-40 to westbound I-80 flyover, eastbound and westbound US-40 (between SR-248 and I-80), and the SR-248 interchange. The project is expected to improve drainage and ride quality, reduce congestion, and preserve the underlying infrastructure of asphalt and concrete roadways.

Crews will work on the project Monday through Friday from  6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The eastbound I-80 off-ramp, Exit 145, will be reduced to one lane, causing delays in the area.

The westbound US-40 flyover to westbound I-80 ramp will be closed for 21 days in late July and early August to allow for repairs to be made to the asphalt roadway.

Crews will begin repairing concrete roadway sections on US-40 and SR-248 to I-80 on July 8. The work will include removing and replacing cracked and broken concrete roadway. US-40 will see daytime single-lane closures as needed in both directions during low-volume traffic periods. The SR-248 interchange will also be upgraded as part of the project, beginning in mid-July Improvements include upgrading storm drains, reconstruction of pedestrian ramps, eastbound and westbound US-40 off-ramp widening, and the addition of a lane to better facilitate traffic flow to westbound SR-248.

UDOT is encouraging drivers to snow down through work zones, and “zipper merge” when approaching a closed lane on the highway to avoid backing.

Find more information on the project here.

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