How to avoid driving through traffic closures on the Interstate 80 interchange
Drivers heading to the Arizona-Utah border from Nevada or Utah will need to be extra cautious if they plan to cross the interstate during construction of the I-80 project.
As construction continues on the massive interstate project that will include an interchange at Interstate 80 and two new bridges, drivers heading southbound on I-20 will have to cross two lanes of traffic to get to the Utah border.
The I-10/I-80 interchange will remain open during the construction, but it is expected to close to the construction area on Monday.
Drivers on I080 will have three lanes in each direction, and drivers heading eastbound will have one lane in each.
The Arizona-Nevada border will remain closed to all but two northbound lanes during construction, which is expected, as it has for years, to open for construction crews, the state Department of Transportation said.
“The I-40/I80 interchange is closed to drivers and construction vehicles on Monday, but the I040/Aurora interchange is open and will remain so,” the department said in a statement.
“The I40/Amtrak interchange is also open, but motorists may need to negotiate through traffic for traffic flow to move forward.”
Drivers who do not plan to travel southbound from the Interstate 8/I7 interchange in the coming weeks will have an option to take the I80 to the Oregon border instead, the department added.
The new project also will be expected to open by late spring or early summer.