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Eastbound I-80 in Salt Lake City to close this weekend

Eastbound I-80 will close between the I-215 split and Foothill Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday as crews complete maintenance work on the eastbound bridge over I-215.
Eastbound I-80 will close between the I-215 split and Foothill Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday as crews complete maintenance work on the eastbound bridge over I-215.
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SALT LAKE CITY — Eastbound I-80 will close between the I-215 split and Foothill Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday as crews complete maintenance work on the eastbound bridge over I-215.

All traffic will be detoured onto the I-215 east belt during the closure, according to a statement from the Utah Department of Transportation. Drivers will then need to exit at 3300 South, get onto northbound I-215, and follow the signs to eastbound I-80. Heavy congestion and delays of 30 to 40 minutes are expected along the detour route.

Drivers are urged to plan ahead, allow plenty of extra time and use alternate routes if possible. This closure will allow construction crews to complete maintenance

• Also this weekend, Tooele County travelers should plan for an overnight closure on state Route 201 at the I-80 junction. The road will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance. Drivers will be detoured to S.R. 202, and should allow extra travel time.

• Drivers in Utah County are also being warned to prepare for heavy traffic Saturday due to Brigham Young University’s first home football game at 1 p.m., and the LoveLoud Festival at Utah Valley University at 5:30 p.m.

Drivers should plan to use 800 North and Center Street in Orem as routes to LaVell Edwards Stadium for the football game. For the LoveLoud concert, drivers should exit I-15 at Orem Center Street and use 1200 West. UDOT traffic engineers recommend avoiding University Parkway due to construction and expected heavy delays.