UDOT to Reduce Westbound U.S. 40 to Place Bridge Beams

 

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will be setting the first bridge beams for the new bridges on U.S. 40 near the Mayflower exit. Crews are scheduled to set up to six beams at one of the north overpass bridge locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow.  Placing the beams will require closing one of the uphill lanes of U.S. 40 between the Mayflower interchange and the Summit County line. Drivers should expect moderate to heavy travel delays as a result. Crews are scheduled to place the remaining beams at the north bridge locationThursday morning. The next bridge beams will be placed at the westbound bridge location south of the Mayflower exit in August.

 

This $19 million project includes new bridge crossings to the north and south of the Mayflower interchange, which currently serves Jordanelle State Park and the surrounding communities. Once the bridges are completed, new local roads are planned to cross under them, and this local roadway network will help reduce congestion at the highway interchange by providing additional connections for area traffic. It will also provide access to new developments scheduled to begin building in the area west of U.S. 40 in the near future.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website (udottraffic.utah.gov) or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.