Memorial Day travel: expect delays

May 25, 2022, 12:03 PM
Vehicles drive through Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City.
Photo credit: Laura Seitz, Deseret ...
Vehicles drive through Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City. Photo credit: Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY– According to AAA, 37 million Americans intend to travel this Memorial Day weekend. The Utah Department of Transportation advised drivers to plan ahead and expect traffic delays.

Wasatch Front highway hot spots

  • Southbound I-15 in Salt Lake County: up to 10-minute delays on Friday, May 27, from 2-5 p.m.
  • Southbound I-15 near Nephi: up to 15-minute delays on Friday, May 27, from 2-6 p.m.
  • Northbound I-15 in Davis County: up to 15-minute delays on Friday, May 27, from 1-7 p.m.
  • Northbound I-15 near Nephi: up to 20-minute delays on Monday, May 30, from 2-7 p.m.
  • Westbound US-6 in Spanish Fork Canyon: up to 30-minute delays on Monday, May 30, from 2-7 p.m.

Construction projects will be widely suspended throughout the weekend.  To minimize delays, UDOT plans to open all lanes to traffic. Where needed, safeguards and restrictions in work zones will continue.

Where to expect construction conditions

Construction conditions include traffic restrictions, reduced speeds, uneven pavement, and narrow or shifting lanes.

  • US-40 north of Heber City: Eastbound US-40 is reduced to one lane north of Heber City near Jordanelle Reservoir. Drivers should expect heavy truck traffic and travel delays, especially Friday afternoon. 
  •  I-84 near Morgan:  I-84 is reduced to one lane in each direction between Morgan; exit 306 and Henefer; exit 112. These restrictions are in effect 24-hours a day. Crews are completing pavement and bridge maintenance in the area.
  • I-80 and I-215 in eastern Salt Lake County:  Lanes are shifted on I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East, and on I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South. In addition, the southbound I-215 off-ramp at 3900 South is closed through mid-June. 
  • I-70 near the I-15 interchange: I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction between the Cove Fort exit and I-15. Crews are replacing the driving surface and barrier walls on the I-70 bridge over I-15 through fall.

For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit

Related: Top items left behind while road-tripping in 2021

We want to hear from you.

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

Today’s Top Stories

All News

The main reason small businesses fail in America is that the business owner doesn't have access to ...
Simone Seikaly

Lack of access stands between Black-owned businesses and success

But lack of access to money isn't the only thing that hinders Black-owned business in Utah and across the nation.
18 hours ago
More Americans are struggling to pay their energy bills.  Nearly 1.5 million more U.S. households ...
Curt Gresseth

Cost of heating homes in Utah rising as thermometer sinks

The cost of heating a home in Utah is rising because demand has increased and the drought in the West has cut into production.
18 hours ago
Friday, February 3 at noon, don't miss a special hour with KSL's BYU Insider Mitch Harper....
Ike Yospe

BYU Big 12 Preview Special

Friday, February 3 at noon, don't miss a special hour with KSL's BYU Insider Mitch Harper.
18 hours ago
Shots were reportedly fired in the parking lot of Taylorsville High School on Thursday afternoon, l...

Teen arrested for firing shots in Taylorsville High parking lot

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection to the shots fired last week in the parking lot of Taylorsville High School.
18 hours ago
Mr. Murphy, a basset posing as a bee, leans in to get a sniff of 5-year-old Alex Schilling during t...
Elizabeth Weiler

Humane Society of Utah says shelters are full, adoptions are needed

The Humane Society of Utah says their shelters are filling up, especially with large breed dogs and puppies.
18 hours ago
amber alert...
Adam Small

Suspect in Layton Amber Alert charged

LAYTON, Utah– Prosecutors in Davis County have officially filed charges against a man suspected of kidnapping a 13-year-old boy, which prompted police to send out an Amber Alert in December. New charging documents allege Aaron Michael Zeman, 26, also known as Tadashi Kojima, had been communicating with the 13-year-old Layton boy as far back as […]
18 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer, the tests that can warn women about potential cancer, and the importance of vaccination.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. This year the event will be held from January 27-29 at the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah. 
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...

15 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy. Choose from the dishes we’ve highlighted to plan your meal or start brainstorming your own meal plan a couple of weeks before to make sure you have time to shop and prepare.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...

The Best Tools for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workplace Success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
Memorial Day travel: expect delays