UDOT reports first sign of ‘buckling’ on a road
Jul 10, 2022, 8:21 PM | Updated: Jul 26, 2022, 4:09 pm
DRAPER, Utah — A road will be closed overnight for repairs as it’s showing signs of “buckling,” according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
UDOT’s PIO John Gleason told KSL TV that the road on 11400 South at 500 West in Draper needs repair after one of their employees reported the damage.
Gleason said the pavement starts to expand due to high temperatures causing road issues.
“The pavement doesn’t have anywhere to go but up,” Gleason explains. It starts to “tent” up as both sides of the pavement look like a pinched tent.
He also said this is the first report of buckling in Salt Lake County, which is rare because of recent temperatures.
But the repairs won’t take long as the road will reopen Monday morning for travelers to get by.
“They are going to cut out the affected area tonight and put a patch in,” Gleason said.