RIVERDALE -- It might be a wise idea to avoid Interstate 15 during the evenings this weekend.
The Utah Department of Transportation will close the freeway on two separate occasions through the Roy/Riverdale area, to accommodate work on the final phase of the reconstruction of Riverdale Road from 1900 West to I-84.
UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said crews will begin a project to demolish the I-15 overpass at Riverdale Road on Friday night, Jan. 10, from 11 p.m. through the following morning at 9 a.m. During the 10 hour construction period, crews will close northbound I-15 at Riverdale Road and traffic will be re-routed east along Riverdale Road to I-84 and then north back to I-15.
On Jan. 11, southbound I-15 in the same area will close at 11 p.m. and remain closed until 11 a.m. on Jan 12.
During that construction, Saunders said southbound traffic should exit at 31st Street and take Hinckley Drive west to 1900 West. Motorists will then proceed south to 5600 South and turn east to rejoin I-15. Southbound trucks should consider using I-84 at exit 340 to southbound US-89, rejoining I-15 in Farmington.
Randy Jefferies, UDOT Region 1 Project Manager, said the project will improve traffic flow and safety along the corridor with new concrete paving and new configurations at the I-15 intersection and 1900 West.
"Riverdale Road is the transportation backbone from Ogden to Roy," Jefferies said. "And with all of this work we're doing and with the new bridge structures as part of the project, this section roadway will take us well into the future."
The project is scheduled to be complete in the fall. For more information and updates, motorists should contact the 24-hour project hotline at 800-292-3557.
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