Ames Construction crews work on a new bridge over 9000 South that will be part of the northbound I-15 collector/distributor system in Sandy on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The collector/distributor will run parallel to northbound I-15 between 9400 South and the I-215 interchange and will improve access to I-215 and 7200 South. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
SANDY — If you’re used to getting on northbound I-15 freeway at 9000 South in Sandy, you might want to reconsider this weekend.
The Utah Department of Transportation is scheduled to close 9000 South overnight beginning on Saturday at 6 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Sunday between I-15 and Monroe Street in Sandy. The closure will allow crews to pour concrete for a new bridge over 9000 South that is part of a new collector/distributor system that is designed to improve safety and reduce traffic delays.
“What we’re doing this weekend is pouring the deck of the ramp that goes over 90th South — the beginning area of the collector/distributor,” said UDOT project manager Jessica Rice.
During the closure, drivers can access I-15 at 10600 South. Eastbound and westbound 9000 South traffic will be detoured to 10600 South. Drivers should plan extra travel time and follow the detour signs during the closure. Drivers can get more information about the detour by visiting the project website.
“(The new system) will enhance safety by eliminating the weaving of cars trying to get on the freeway near I-215,” she said. “What we’re doing is building a new collector/distributor system that will change the commute for the better by cutting our own traffic delays in half in this area.”
The new collector/distributor system is similar to one between 2100 South and 900 South in Salt Lake City, with a three-lane freeway section, separated from the I-15 travel lanes by a concrete …read more
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