Major road construction projects announced for Utah

in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Warmer days are here and with them come those infamous orange construction cones on Utah’s roads.

Drivers are being warned of a handful of projects that will affect them through most of the year, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Throughout the state in 2021, UDOT says it will be working on 185 projects with a value of $3.45 billion over the life of the projects, many of which will span multiple years.

Planned improvements range from repaving rural highways to building freeway-style interchanges and widening, repaving, demolishing, and building bridges. UDOT outlines traffic delays that will range from overnight lane restrictions to full road closures with major detours.

Among the planned projects is the reconstruction of sections of I-80 and I-215 in eastern Salt Lake County.

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