[Monday, July 16, 2018] July 16-22 ROAD CLOSURES AND UPDATES
- NORTH CAMPUS DRIVE:
Tuesday night: Crews will remove asphalt in the westbound lanes until 10 p.m. One lane in each direction will be open and traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes. At 10 p.m., crews will close the south half (eastbound lanes) of the intersection at Mario Capecchi and North Campus Drive to remove and replace asphalt. This work will be complete and the intersection will be reopened by 6 a.m.
Wednesday night: Crews will close the north half of the intersection at Mario Capecchi and North Campus Drive to complete asphalt removal and replacement. This work will be complete and the intersection will be reopened by 6 a.m.
Rest of the week: Crews will continue removing and replacing asphalt on North Campus through Saturday night. One lane in each direction will be open. Pay attention to signage.
Flaggers on site: Flaggers will be at adjacent side streets to assist motorists who need access as equipment comes through.
Alternate routes encouraged: Bicycles and motorcycles are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes due to loose gravel on North Campus Drive during construction.
Impacts: Expect noise, dust, and vibration.
- SOUTH CAMPUS DRIVE: Asphalt removal and replacement is complete. Pavement markings will be installed tonight. Drive safely through the work zone. Updates from UDOT are also available by calling 1-888-556-0232 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Tuesday, July 3, 2018] July 2-8 updates
- Obey the speed limit, 15 miles per hour at all times, in both directions
- Be aware of the edge drop-off on the inside lane in both directions
- Alternate routes are encouraged
The UDOT project team remains committed to completing reconstruction prior to the beginning of Fall semester.
[Friday, June 29, 2018] NORTH CAMPUS DR. CONSTRUCTION BEGINS THIS WEEKEND
Crews will begin removing the islands between Central Campus Dr. and Federal Heights Dr. the evening of Sunday, July 1. This work will result in an edge drop-off for the inside traffic lanes. Expect very loud noise during the island removal operation.
Drive Safely in the Work Zone:
- Obey the speed limit, 15 MPH at all times, in both directions
- Be aware of the edge drop-off on the inside lane in both directions
- Alternate routes are encouraged
During the day, both lanes eastbound will be open and one westbound lane will open. However, the speed is reduced to 15 miles per hour at all times in both directions. Noise, dust, vibration and lights are also impacts. This work will occur the evenings of July 1, 2, 5, and 6. No construction will take place the nights of July 3 and 4.
Remaining North Campus Dr. construction comprising asphalt removal and replacement is anticipated to begin as early as mid-July.
Work for North Campus Dr. has shifted to nights and weekends.
[Tuesday, June 26, 2018] MARIO CAPECCHI OPEN THROUGH MID-JULY, SOUTH CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES
MARIO CAPECCHI: Paving and striping are complete and Mario Capecchi is fully open through mid-July, before crews come back to complete utility work. Updates on construction will be available as this works gets closer.
[Monday, June 25, 2018] ASPHALT REMOVAL, LANE SHIFTS
UDOT to remove and replace asphalt tonight, west bound from Mario Capecchi. Work will take place on nights/weekends and will move quickly. Be aware of lane shifts. Expect noise, dust, vibration and heavy equipment near the roadway. Lanes will be open for the morning and evening commutes.
[10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018] Updates for June 18-24
Mario Capecchi Drive: UDOT crews will be grinding the road surface to install striping and pavement markings this week. Expect single lane closures and the work to move quickly. Signs will be replaced this weekend and into early next week.
All lanes will be open during peak commute times. Northbound closure time is 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Southbound closure time is 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
South Campus Drive: ADA ramp reconstruction and pedestrian button adjustment continues. Asphalt removal and replacement is anticipated to begin as early as the night of June 25.
Pavement maintenance on South Campus Drive will move quickly. Please pay attention to signage and be aware of lane shifts if you drive on South Campus during construction. Work will take place during night and weekend hours.
North Campus Drive: Construction is anticipated to begin as early as the week of July 1. Work for this phase of the project has shifted to nights and weekends.
Once construction begins, expect significant speed reductions of as low as 15 miles per hour. The road surface will be uneven, motorists need to leave extra space between other vehicles to compensate for road conditions and delays are probable. Plan extra commute time or use Foothill Drive.
The project team remains committed to completing reconstruction prior to the beginning of fall semester.
*Construction is a dynamic activity and the schedule is subject to change.
[2:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018] No holiday construction work
[8 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2018] North Campus Dr morning commute
[3:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018] Weekend lane closures on Mario Capecchi
Mario Capecchi Drive: The outside southbound lane and shoulder will be closed as crews update pedestrian ramps between North Campus Drive and Foothill Drive this weekend. At minimum, one lane in each direction on Capecchi will remain open.
All crossings remain fully accessible. In some locations temporary ramps may be added to allow newly-poured concrete to cure around the existing ramps. Please pay attention to and follow signage if you will be in the area.
[5 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018] Nightly lane closures, rotomilling on Mario Capecchi
During this project, all lanes on Mario Capecchi Drive are scheduled to remain open during daytime hours and during the morning and afternoon commutes. One lane will remain open in each direction during night work, and 24/7 on the weekends.
[11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018] Pedestrian ramp removal and replacement beginning on Mario Capecchi Dr tomorrow
- Anticipate some additional nighttime noise from concrete removal, additional trucks and construction equipment.
- Locations are being confirmed. If you need access assistance, please contact the project team.
[4:45 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018] North Campus Dr lane closures for tonight through 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 15
North Campus Dr LANE CLOSURES: UDOT crews will reduce North Campus Drive to one eastbound lane from 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 14 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, while temporary asphalt is placed. Salt Lake City Police Department will be present to assist traffic.
Following this work, all lanes will remain open until the traffic management plan is adjusted.
[12 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018] Mario Capecchi construction to begin, North Campus Dr work postponed
In response to major delays on North Campus Drive last week, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is postponing work on the road while UDOT collaborates with the university to revise the construction and traffic plan. In the meantime, UDOT is shifting its resources to begin asphalt removal and replacement on Mario Capecchi Drive between North Campus Drive and Foothill Drive.
The work on Mario Capecchi Drive is planned to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15. Single lane closures are scheduled to occur nightly. It is recommended that motorists leave early and plan for extra time — 15-minute delays can be expected.
All lanes will remain open to accommodate traffic during the morning and afternoon commutes. One lane will remain open in each direction during night work, and 24/7 on the weekends.
North Campus Drive Project background:
UDOT has been working closely with the University of Utah in planning for work to be done on North Campus Drive. Following the plan’s implementation last week, it was determined that changes were necessary to ensure each organization’s commitment to:
- Maintaining access to all hospitals and clinics for emergency crews, patients, and staff.
- Providing a safe work zone width for construction crews.
- Reducing the timeframe of the project to ensure the lowest possible traffic impact.
More information about plans for North Campus Drive will be provided as confirmed.
Updates from UDOT are available by calling 1-888-556-0232 or emailing email@example.com. Those updates will also be posted on Twitter @uofutraffic and online on @theU. Twitter users can receive text message updates on the project by texting "Follow @uofutraffic" to 40404.
[12:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018] North Campus Dr currently open
The two eastbound lanes on North Campus Drive (toward the hospital) are currently open. One westbound lane (away from the hospital) is also open and operational. Further restrictions in this area can be expected as UDOT and the university work to find a solution to the traffic congestion issues experienced earlier this week. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
Updates from UDOT are also available by calling 1-888-556-0232 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Those updates will also be posted on Twitter @uofutraffic and online on @theU. Twitter users can receive text message updates on the project by texting "Follow @uofutraffic" to 40404.
[7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018] North Campus Dr lane restriction update
The two eastbound lanes on North Campus Drive (toward the hospital) are open and fully operational at this time. One westbound lane (away from the hospital) is also open and operational. Further restrictions in this area can be expected as UDOT and the university work to find a solution to the traffic congestion issues experienced earlier this week. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
[4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018] Where to find updates
Updates from UDOT are also available by calling 1-888-556-0232 or emailing email@example.com. Those updates will also be posted on Twitter @uofutraffic. Twitter users can receive text message updates on the project by texting “Follow @uofutraffic” to 40404.
Additionally, UDOT and the university have:
- Enhanced directional signage along Central Campus Drive and Wasatch Drive
- Extended green signals on Mario Capecchi to move traffic through faster
- Added officers and flaggers during peak times around Mario Capecchi and North Campus to augment traffic lights
- Opened East Medical Drive for southbound traffic after 2:30 p.m. The road is currently closed for utility work for the rehabilitation hospital
- Changed two northbound lanes on Mario Capecchi Drive to right turn lanes to facilitate traffic to the hospital
- Adjusted westbound lanes from North Medical to left turn lanes on Mario Capecchi Drive
Commuters and visitors should expect delays for the duration of this project, which is expected at the end of June. Drivers are encouraged to slow down, follow the signage posted, and be safe. Your patience throughout this project and other summer construction is appreciated.