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Part of I-80 will be closed this weekend

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Sugarhouse, Utah — Starting Saturday night, a part of I-80 will be closed.

Beginning at 10 p.m. both the east and westbound lanes will be closed, from 700 East all the way to Foothill Drive, so UDOT can begin the process of replacing the 1700 East bridge over I-80.

UDOT engineers are using accelerated bridge construction, or ABC, to get all this done.

Currently, they’re constructing the new bridge right next to the existing span and once it’s fully done they will demolish this bridge and then slide the new one into place.

The I-80 closure is not expected to last very long and it’s going to happen overnight.

“We’re going to be building the new bridge directly adjacent to the old bridge,” said Becky Stromness, UDOT Project Manager. “And this allows the local traffic to continue to use the old bridge while we are building a new one so they can keep having access to and from the neighborhoods and schools in the area.”

West and eastbound lanes are scheduled to reopen by around 11 a.m. Sunday.

All lanes are scheduled to reopen by Monday morning at 6 AM.

 

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