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Big changes coming to I-15 in Salt Lake County

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Big changes are coming to northbound Interstate 15 in Salt Lake County. (Photo: KUTV)

Get ready drivers: Big changes are coming to northbound Interstate 15 in Salt Lake County.

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The Utah Department of Transportation shared more about its massive project that will make getting around a whole lot easier near the I-215 interchange.

With an overall goal to improve access from I-15 to I-215 and 7200 South, UDOT leaders are providing more details about the up and coming collector/distributor system.

It’s under construction right now between 9400 South and I-215, stretching between Sandy and Midvale.

It will split off traffic earlier along I-15 northbound in the Sandy area and eliminate weaving that causes delays.

Leaders say it will also cut commute times in half.

John Gleason with UDOT says change is coming, and the project is, “...a big improvement in terms of safety and efficiency, just getting people to where they are going much easier than it has been in the past.”

This weekend, crews will close down 9000 South starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, until Sunday morning, between I-15 and Monroe Street.

Another element to the overall project includes work to widen northbound lanes on I-15 and add a new travel lane from Bangerter to 9400 south. Part of this project will open as soon as this year, with everything in place by next summer.

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