RIVERDALE -- Wide loads that usually travel along Interstate 84 through Riverdale will have to consider alternate routes next week.
Beginning on Oct. 15, Utah Department of Transportation crews will begin replacing the roadway surface of the I-84 bridge over 4400 South in Riverdale. Crews will remove the present roadway and bridge deck surface between milepost 81 and 82, and replace it with a new surface.
UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said the project will take approximately eight days to complete.
Crews will work Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
During the work, one lane will remain open at all times, and motorists are encouraged to move into the open lane as soon as they see signs indicating lane closures.
Saunders said only minimum congestion is expected during the work, but due to narrow lanes, wide loads over 11 feet will not be allowed to pass through the construction zone.
The section of I-84 is frequently used by freight trucks hauling cargo.
For wide load alternate routing information, rigging companies and other wide load haulers should contact the Utah Motor Carriers Division at 801-965-4892, or either the Perry or Echo Ports of Entry at 435-734-9414 and 435-336-5286, respectively.
Saunders said the work is a small portion of a much larger project that will begin next spring to replace the entire bridge deck.
In 2013, UDOT will rehabilitate the eastbound I-84 bridge, between mileposts 80 and 81, over Interstate 15 which is commonly known as "Applesauce Corner" because of many high-profile accidents on the road involving trucks carrying fruit.