TRAFFIC & ROADS

UDOT: Minimal delays expected on Utah’s roads over Fourth of July weekend

Jun 30, 2023, 6:05 PM | Updated: 6:31 pm

NEPHI, Utah — The five-day Independence Day weekend should be mostly smooth sailing on Utah’s roadways, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

“With July 4 falling on a Tuesday this year, UDOT engineers project that traffic will be split among multiple days and delays will be less severe than on other holiday weekends,” read a UDOT press release.

Additional 10-minute delays were expected Friday afternoon and evening along Interstate 15 in Salt Lake, Davis and Juab counties as travelers headed out of town.

The Utah Highway Patrol is asking drivers to slow down, pay attention, wear seatbelts and be patient and courteous. They said the goal is to have everyone arrive safely at their Independence Day celebrations.

“We would hope that people would maintain their cars. We’re seeing a lot of flat tires,” said Lt. Scott Robertson. “We’re seeing a lot of impaired drivers. A lot of speeding.”

UDOT said most construction projects will be paused from Friday through Tuesday so that all lanes can be open to traffic. However, that’s not possible in all work zones.

(KSL TV)

UDOT provided the following list of work areas where motorists could encounter construction conditions:

  • U.S. Highway 40, north of Heber City
    • Eastbound U.S. 40 is reduced to one lane north of Heber City near Jordanelle Reservoir. Drivers should expect heavy truck traffic and travel delays, especially Friday afternoon. Crews are replacing the driving surface of the bridge over the Provo River. This work is scheduled for completion in late summer.
  • I-15 in Nephi
    • All lanes on I-15 will be open for the holiday. However, beginning Wednesday, July 5, I-15 will be reduced to one lane in each direction 24 hours a day Sunday through Thursday (southbound) and Monday through Saturday (northbound). Crews are repairing concrete pavement and completing maintenance work on several bridges along an 18-mile section of the interstate. Construction is scheduled to continue through the end of the year.
  • Interstate 80 and Interstate 215 in eastern Salt Lake County
    • Lanes are shifted on I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East, and lanes are split on I-215 between 3300 South and 4500 South. Crews are reconstructing these sections of I-80 and I-215 by removing existing pavement and replacing it with new concrete. This project is also replacing or widening bridges at 1300 East, 1700 East, 2000 East and 2300 East, and is adding a new eastbound lane on I-80. All lanes are scheduled to be open by late 2023.
  • I-15 in Farmington
    • Lanes are shifted on I-15 between Parrish Lane in Centerville and 200 West in Farmington for construction of the new bridges that will connect I-15 to the future West Davis Highway. Construction on this project is scheduled for completion in 2024.

KSL 5 TV Live

Traffic & Roads

For many, Memorial Day weekend means free time and kicking off the unofficial start of summer. H...

Karah Brackin

With arrival of Memorial Day weekend, 100 Deadliest Days on Utah’s roads about to start

Memorial Day may be the unofficial start to summer, but it is also the start of the 100 Deadliest Days on Utah roads.

4 days ago

FILE PHOTO - One person died early Tuesday morning following a one-vehicle crash in Uintah County. ...

Mark Jones

One person killed in Uintah County crash early Tuesday morning

One person died following a one-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning, according to the Department of Public Safety.

5 days ago

A photo shows a cheer team prayer circle at Reagan's house, with "heart attack" hearts on the garag...

Lauren Steinbrecher

Family is ‘praying for miracles’ after two girls hit by car in Spanish Fork

The Spanish Fork community is rooting for the recovery of two girls who were hit by a car over the weekend. Those girls are hospitalized at Primary Children’s, where both families have been staying by their sides.

6 days ago

Divers and rescue crews at the Deer Creek Reservoir searching for the body of the semi driver....

Mark Jones, Josh Ellis and Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Semi driver found dead after crashing into Deer Creek Reservoir

The driver of a semitruck that crashed into the Deer Creek Reservoir was found dead in the reservoir Tuesday morning. 

6 days ago

A street sign of 2300 E. Canyon Road. On Saturday, two teen girls where hospitalized after attempti...

Brianna Chavez

Plans in place to add traffic signal to Spanish Fork intersection where two girls were hit

UDOT and Spanish Fork officials are working on getting a traffic signal at the intersection where two girls were critically injured while crossing the street.

6 days ago

FILE - American Fork Police vehicle. (KSL TV)...

Michael Houck

Alleged DUI driver almost hit officers investigating a fatal crash on I-15

A woman allegedly drove past police barricades and nearly hit first responders who were responding to a crash that turned fatal Sunday morning.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

UDOT: Minimal delays expected on Utah’s roads over Fourth of July weekend