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UDOT to temporarily close Cottonwood Heights I-215 bridge for restoration

Jul 6, 2022, 3:35 PM

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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation said the restoration of an I-215 flyover bridge will begin next week. The UDOT advised that the restoration will lead to a two-week closure of the bridge.

The section of the bridge to be restored is the Union Park Avenue to westbound I-215 flyover bridge in Cottonwood Heights.

“This work restores the bridge to its original design life,” UDOT Resident Engineer Devin Weder said.

Closure of the bridge begins July 13 and should be completed by July 28, according to the UDOT.

Drivers were also advised that “Traffic will be detoured to Exit 6 – 6200 South via eastbound I-215 to access westbound lanes.”

Additionally, the UDOT might reduce traffic on eastbound I-215 to one lane during off-peak hours in order for crews to have access to the westbound lanes.

Over the two-week closure, crews will demolish two bridge joints and do work to replace pieces within the joints before rebuilding them. 

More work outside of the closure will be done, but the UDOT said it would continue to communicate updates to the city and to drivers.

“This project is part of UDOT’s mission to be proactive in the preservation of the state’s critical transportation infrastructure,” the UDOT said.

More information on the bridge’s restoration can be found here.

Related: UDOT warns of on-ramp closures in Salt Lake City and HolladayUDOT warns of on-ramp closures in Salt Lake City and Holladay

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UDOT to temporarily close Cottonwood Heights I-215 bridge for restoration