New detour tonight and tomorrow night for Salt Lake Interchange project

Drivers heading westbound on Interstate 86 tonight and tomorrow night should plan extra time for a 15-mile detour. The detour will be in place between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. both nights, with traffic directed onto 2880 East and North Yale Road.

Motorists heading west from Pocatello will take Exit 15 for Raft River and travel on North Yale Road approximately 15 miles until they reach the I-84/Yale Road Interchange.

“This detour is necessary for us to complete installation of the remaining bridge signs at the newly constructed interchange,” ITD Project Manager Travis Hitchcock said. “Detouring traffic will help ensure the safety of both site workers and the traveling public while this work is underway.”

Eastbound traffic will not be affected by this detour.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to signage and message boards that will be in place to safely direct them through the area.

Wadsworth Brothers Construction, of Draper, Utah, is the prime contractor on this project, which is expected to wrap up this winter.