Construction work this week on two highway projects could cause some traffic problems, says the Utah Department of Transportation.

Seventeenth South was closed Wednesday at I-215 West to allow work on a bridge overpass. Traffic will detour to Swanner Road and California Avenue.The bridge is part of the project to complete the westside link of the belt route, between Fifth South and 21st South. Work on that section is expected to be completed by Nov. 1.

Another project will involve a detour on I-80 at the Garfield Interchange. Traffic on I-80 and U-202 will be rerouted to a single-lane on/-off ramp beginning Friday.

UDOT advises that motorists to expect slower traffic, especially during commuter hours. Bridge replacement work at the interchange will be completed by the end of July, said UDOT.