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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 udottraffic.utah.gov.

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