The end of the I-15 reconstruction project is still nine months away, but some of the agony will be over with the start of Wednesday's afternoon commute.
The Utah Department of Transportation and its I-15 contractor, Wasatch Constructors, were making final preparations Wednesday morning to re-open U-201 and a total of eight freeway ramps and connectors.
The openings are in or around the reconfigured South Salt Lake merge of I-15, I-80 and U-201, which UDOT now refers to as the "spaghetti bowl":
Westbound I-80 to westbound U-201 (Sugarhouse to West Valley City).
Eastbound U-201 to eastbound I-80 (West Valley City to Sugarhouse).
Southbound I-15 to westbound U-201 (downtown Salt Lake City to West Valley City).
Eastbound U-201 to southbound I-15 (West Valley City to Murray).
Northbound I-15 to westbound U-201 (Murray to West Valley City).
Northbound I-15 to eastbound I-80 (Murray to Sugarhouse).
Northbound I-215 to eastbound U-201 (West Valley City to South Salt Lake).
The eastbound I-80 offramp at State Street.
U-201, the 2100 South freeway, was closed between I-15 and Redwood Road in June. The closure was not part of the original plan for the rebuild but ended up lasting only five months instead of the projected six.