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UDOT closing I-215 this weekend for bridge work in Murray

Mar 7, 2024, 5:24 PM

MURRAY, Utah— Drivers can expect delays on Interstate 215 this weekend as crews start bridge work.

Eastbound I-215 will be closed between the I-15 interchange and State Street while crews take off the top layers of the 300 West bridge over I-215 for repairs.

UDOT said the beams are in great shape and many components are good, but it is time for a tune-up, which will help extend the bridge’s lifespan.

Detour route for this weekend’s closure. (UDOT)

“It’s just like a car or house. It’s reached its time. It needs a facelift,” said UDOT project manager John Montoya.

Workers will take extra care while on this job. The bridge has been around for about 50 years. It has survived the wear and tear of 3,000 people driving over it daily.  It also has 20,000 cars traveling underneath it daily.

By tearing off the top riding surface of the bridge and getting it ready for a replacement, it will be ready for future decades.

“If we replace the bridge deck, that’s going to extend the years we can get out of this by about 30 or 40 years,” said UDOT spokesperson John Gleason.

UDOT officials inspect bridges every other year, the agency said.

 

Crews are focusing on the eastbound side of the bridge this weekend. They’ll work on the westbound side in two weeks.

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UDOT closing I-215 this weekend for bridge work in Murray