Bridge work on I-15 and I-215 to cause headaches for drivers

Aug 7, 2019, 3:56 PM | Updated: 3:57 pm

I-15 in Layton to close for 3 nights bridge work Layton UDOT...

The Church Street bridge in Layton is already closed ahead of work to tear it down this weekend. It will be replaced and reopened in May 2020. Photo: Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio

LAYTON, Utah — Bridge work is about to cause big headaches for drivers on I-15 and I-215 on the Wasatch Front, the Utah Department of Transportation says.

UDOT is planning to do overnight work every night for about a month after a semi damaged two bridges between California Avenue and 3500 South in the southbound lanes of I-215’s westside belt. Crews will restrict the freeway to one lane for the repair work.

“This is the process that we came up with,” UDOT spokesman John Gleason said. “Through heating and cooling of the bridge beams, we’re going to be able to mold them back into the original form.”

Church Street Layton bridge work

Some preliminary work has already started on the Church Street bridge. It will be torn down this weekend. Photo: Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio

However, on I-15 in Davis County, Gleason says crews must shut down the freeway completely in both directions, in order to expand express lanes and accommodate more drivers. They’re tearing down the Church Street bridge in Layton.

Construction means I-15 will be closed between the Hill Field Road and Layton Parkway interchanges starting at 10 p.m. Friday, then again on Saturday and Sunday nights, with a planned reopening at 5 a.m. Monday in time for the morning rush.

“If you can avoid traveling overnight on I-15 in Layton, then you’re going to save yourself all of those headaches. We’re doing all of the work overnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights so we can keep all lanes open during the daytime,” Gleason said. “By Monday morning, for the morning commute, all of this is going to be done.”

As to the Church Street bridge itself, it’s already blocked off to drivers and will remain closed through May 2020. Eventually, a new bridge will replace the old.

UDOT has posted detours and other information on its project website.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

This composite image shows former President Donald Trump (center), Stormy Daniels (top left), Micha...

Kaanita Iyer, CNN

Here are the key players in Trump’s hush money trial

Originally Published: 15 APR 24 07:00 ET Updated: 21 APR 24 20:26 ET (CNN) — Opening statements in Donald Trump’s criminal New York hush money trial are set to begin Monday, more than a year after the former president was indicted in the case. The trial, which made its way swiftly through jury selection last week, is expected […]

6 hours ago

A Draper police officer and two teenagers were in the hospital following a car wreck Saturday night...

Devin Oldroyd

Draper police officer, teenagers sent to hospital after car wreck

A Draper police officer and two teenagers were in the hospital following a car wreck Saturday night.

9 hours ago

Student activists have spent multiple days occupying the lawns at Columbia University, calling for ...

Celina Tebor and Zoe Sottile, CNN

Rabbi associated with Columbia University recommends Jewish students ‘return home’ amid tense protests on campus

A rabbi recommended that Jewish students “return home as soon as possible and remain home” amid ongoing protests.

10 hours ago

The search is underway for 25-year-old Tobias Braaten who planned to hike on the Fernwood Trail Fri...

Devin Oldroyd

UPDATE: Fernwood Trail Hiker found Sunday

The search is underway for 25-year-old Tobias Braaten who planned to hike on the Fernwood Trail Friday and return Saturday.

12 hours ago

Former BYU men’s head basketball coach Mark Pope high-fives the front row of the student section ...

Mitch Harper

Kentucky’s Mark Pope Expressed Gratitude For Time As BYU Head Coach

Basketball coach Mark Pope expressed gratitude for his time at BYU while settling into his new position as Kentucky Wildcats bench boss.

15 hours ago


Michelle Lee

Find greater happiness through joy-filled connections

Let’s Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carla Manly to learn how we can boost happiness through connections.

17 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Bridge work on I-15 and I-215 to cause headaches for drivers