UDOT To Open Church Street Bridge, Close Gentile Street Bridge Over I-15

Jun 19, 2020, 4:21 PM
The new Church Street bridge over I-15 in Layton. (UDOT)...
The new Church Street bridge over I-15 in Layton. (UDOT)

LAYTON, Utah – The Utah Department of Transportation warned drivers of two major changes beginning Saturday over I-15 in Layton as construction on one bridge is completed and demolition work on another bridge begins.

UDOT crews finished work on the new Church Street bridge as part of the I-15 Davis – Weber Express Lanes project. It replaced the previous bridge which was built in the ’60s. Drivers will find the new bridge is wider to make space for the widening of I-15 below.

“The I-15 Express Lanes project is designed to help traffic flow more smoothly between Layton and Riverdale,” said Brett Slater, UDOT project manager. “At the same time, we’re also improving traffic and updating infrastructure on some local streets for the cities along the interstate.”

The Gentile Street bridge will close over I-15 for the next two months for widening and repaving. Drivers will need to use Main Street and Layton Parkway to cross I-15.

The bridge work is part of the UDOT project to extend the I-15 Express Lanes from Layton Parkway to Riverdale Road. More bridges will be replaced along with newly designed ramps and concrete pavement repairs. The work is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2021.

Project updates can be found at udot.utah.gov/i15express.

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UDOT To Open Church Street Bridge, Close Gentile Street Bridge Over I-15