#WorkForUsWednesday – February 21, 2018

Today is #WorkForUsWednesday here at UDOT. We have THREE positions at now open at UDOT. They’re all based out of our central office.Check them out.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #15027 – Financial Screening Analyst (Financial Analyst III), Complex – Consultant Services, Opens 2/15/18, Closes 2/22/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #15060 – Purchasing Agent (level will be based on the skills of the chosen candidate), Complex – Procurement, Opens 2/15/18, Closes 2/26/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14971 – Program Specialist II, Complex – Program Finance, Opens 2/14/18, Closes 2/26/18.  Click here to apply. 

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! For your #WorkForUsWednesday we have THREE positions at now open at UDOT. Check them out.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #14951 – Journey Welder/Truck Equipment Installer, Complex – Central Shops, Opens 02/08/18, Closes 02/19/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14970 – Port of Entry Agent (Motor Carrier Spec II), Echo Port of Entry, Opens 2/9/18, Closes 2/19/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14971 – Program Specialist II, Complex – Program Finance, Opens 2/14/18, Closes 2/26/18.  Click here to apply.

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

UDOT Showcases Groundbreaking Connected Vehicle Technology to U.S. Transportation Officials

For Immediate Release

 

UDOT Showcases Groundbreaking Connected Vehicle Technology to U.S. Transportation Officials


UDOT hosts workshop on connected/autonomous vehicle technology innovations, provides tours of real-world application on Redwood Road

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 14, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) showcased the nation’s first operational deployment of a new radio-based connected vehicle technology (CAV) today to state and national transportation officials.

The demonstration was part of a three-day workshop with several transportation leaders to share best practices and highlight the department’s nationally recognized Redwood Road CAV project.

“We are innovating the future now right here in Utah,” said Blaine Leonard, UDOT technology and innovation engineer. “This workshop is a great opportunity for us to share how we are using technology to keep traffic moving. As CAV technology continues to develop, we will look for additional ways it can help us reduce delays and improve safety on Utah’s roads.”

UDOT’s first-in-the-nation deployment of CAV technology uses Designated Short Range Communications (DSRC) radios, designed specifically for CAV applications. This system is helping Utah Transit Authority buses arrive on time at bus stops along Redwood Road between 3500 South and 8020 South.

UDOT has installed DSRC radios at most signalized intersections on Redwood Road in this area, as well as on UTA buses. Using these radios, UTA buses and the traffic signals at each intersection can “talk” to each other.

A computer onboard each bus checks its schedule status as it drives. If the bus is behind schedule, the computer sends a request to the nearest traffic signal to extend the green time. A computer within the traffic signal control cabinet at the intersection reviews the information from the bus and adjusts the green signal time, allowing the bus to proceed through.

This process is completely automated, and takes place without any actions by the driver. The signals are connected to UDOT’s fiber optic network, so engineers in the UDOT Traffic Operations Center can monitor the system’s performance.

Currently, four UTA buses are equipped with radios and computers to utilize this system. Another four will be equipped in the coming weeks, with plans to add more buses in the future. Additional DSRC radios have also been installed for future use at most of the signalized intersections on Redwood Road between 400 South and 3500 South. Another major deployment of this system is scheduled for later this year in Utah County, when the Provo-Orem BRT system will begin operations.

 

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Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
Cell: 801-560-7740

NEWS RELEASE: Roadwork Set to Begin on I-215 at 2100 North, Redwood Road Interchange

For Immediate Release  

Roadwork Set to Begin on I-215 at 2100 North, Redwood Road Interchange

Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) planned Redwood Road interchange in North Salt Lake

 

 

OGDEN – A major project is getting underway that will alter lanes on northbound Interstate 215, and dramatically reconfigure the Redwood Road Interchange with I-215 in North Salt Lake, beginning February 22.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will begin construction on I-215 at 2100 North, followed by work on a new interchange configuration at I-215 and Redwood Road (state Road 68) in North Salt Lake as early as February 22.  These improvements include the construction of a new Diverging Diamond interchange, and pavement rehabilitation on I-215 and on Redwood Road (SR-68).

According to UDOT Project Manager Brett Slater, the Redwood Road interchange in North Salt Lake is heavily traveled by large trucks, commuters and area residents.  He said this project will alleviate this congestion and improve operations for years to come.

However, while construction is underway motorists can expect severe congestion, particularly at the Redwood Road Interchange, he said.

During construction travel lanes will narrow, lanes will shift, and congestion will increase.  Drivers are advised that significant backing is expected on northbound I-215 from 2100 North through the Redwood Road interchange. Redwood Road will also be under construction from I-215 to Center Street in North Salt Lake.

While semi-truck traffic is prohibited on the Legacy Parkway (SR-67), other traffic is encouraged to use it as an alternate route. Other alternates include I-15 to 500 South in Bountiful, I-80 to I-15, or continue on I-215 to I-15. Motorists are also reminded to slow down in the construction zone. It’s required by law and helps save lives, especially for the construction workers on the project.

The public can contact the project team with any questions or concerns about this construction by calling the hotline at 800-292-3557, or by emailing “ddinsl@utah.gov.”

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UDOT Region One
Contact: Vic Saunders
Office: (801) 620-1641
Mobile: (801) 726-4120
E-mail: vsaunders@utah.gov
Twitter: @UDOTRegionOne

Zion National Park President’s Day Weekend Expectations

Zion National Park President’s Day Weekend Expectations

High Park Visitation Expected, Shift Travel Dates if Possible

SPRINGDALE, UT (February 9, 2018) – Thousands of Zion National Park visitors are expected over the President’s Day Weekend beginning February 16, 2018. The Town of Springdale, Zion National Park and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) are asking those with flexible plans to consider visiting the park at a less crowded time. “Limited parking and roadway congestion are always issues in Zion Canyon during holiday weekends, and President’s Day weekend is no exception” said Springdale Mayor Stanley J. Smith.  If visitors are coming to Zion for the holiday, we want them to understand the situation before they arrive” Smith added.

Exacerbating the already narrow State Route 9 through Zion Canyon is UDOT’s reconstruction project which includes one-way traffic, flagging and traffic stoppages leading into and out of the South Entrance of Zion National Park. Although the project is being done over the lowest park visitation time period, to accomplish the extensive reconstruction of SR-9 work will be ongoing through mid-April.  Recent high-visitation weekends during the construction project have generated traffic stoppages of 90 minutes or longer as a mass of automobiles enter Springdale enroute to the park.

Springdale, Zion National Park and UDOT are working together to manage conditions and set expectations for park visitors this President’s Day weekend. UDOT Project Manager Chris Hall said “If you can’t shift your travel to lower volume dates, plan ahead and know that traffic is expected to back up at several locations in the town and when entering and exiting the park.” Parking is extremely limited. Visitors choosing to walk from Springdale may need to walk up to three miles to reach the pedestrian entrance to Zion National Park located in Zion Canyon Village.

To facilitate visitor access, Zion National Park will resume weekend only, in-park shuttle service on Saturday, February 17 and has opened additional parking for early arrivals. Some additional overflow parking is available in Springdale. “We are incorporating additional traffic and vehicle parking options to maintain a safe and enjoyable visitor experience at Zion Park, said Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh, “with the delays and scarcity of parking we ask for everyone’s patience and attention to safety whether a driver, passenger or pedestrian.”

Shuttle buses will depart the park’s Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 7:00 a.m. heading up-canyon to designated trail head stops with the last bus of the evening returning from the Temple of Sinawava (Stop 9) at 6:45 p.m. back to the Visitor Center. This same schedule will operate on Sunday, February 18, and then again on the weekends of February 24 and 25 and March 3 and 4.

The town shuttle will not be running those weekends. Full season daily shuttle services in the park and in Springdale, pending road construction, will begin March 10, 2018 and run through late fall.

UDOT is fully reconstructing State Route 9 through the Town of Springdale, improving utilities and drainage, and adding wider sidewalks and bicycle lanes. The project is being constructed during the lowest park visitation timeframe to reduce impacts to traffic and businesses, and is on schedule to be completed in mid-April, 2018.

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Media Briefing: UDOT to Showcase Nation’s First Operational Deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology to U.S. Transportation Officials 

Media Briefing: UDOT to Showcase Nation’s First Operational Deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology to U.S. Transportation Officials 

 

UDOT hosting workshop on connected/autonomous vehicle technology innovations, providing tours of real-world application on Redwood Road

 

WHAT:
Media briefing in conjunction with UDOT workshop involving state and national transportation officials on connected/autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology. UDOT is recognized as a national leader in CAV technology, and is the first department of transportation in the country to install and use it in a real-world, operational setting. UDOT engineers and other national officials will be available to discuss the department’s CAV innovations, as well as the state of this technology on a national level.

In addition, UDOT will conduct a short tour along a section of Redwood Road to demonstrate how this technology is currently being used to improve on-time performance of Utah Transit Authority buses.

*NOTE: space is limited aboard the bus, and tours will be available only to journalists who RSVP.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 1:45 p.m.

WHERE:
Meet at Northwest corner of 5600 South Redwood Road at UDOT signal box

WHO:
Blaine Leonard, UDOT technology and innovation engineer
National transportation officials 

VISUALS:

–       Bus tour and demonstration of CAV technology using UTA bus

–       CAV communication equipment installed and operating along Redwood Road 

  

MEDIA CONTACT:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
Cell: 801-560-7740

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 8, 2018

#WorkForUsWednesday is on Thursday this week. We have SEVEN positions at UDOT to fill. Check them out, there are lots of needs here at the department of transportation.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #14901 – Rotational Engineer, Regions 1,2,& 3, Opens 1/31/18, Closes when filled.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14903 – Rotational Engineer, Region 4, Opens 1/31/18, Closes when filled.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14907 – Safety Programs Engineer (EM II), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 2/2/18, Closes 2/12/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14882 – Office Specialist I / TL, no benefits, Region 2 – SLC, Opens 2/5/18, Closes 2/12/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14855 – Senior Business Analyst, Complex – Central Construction, Opens 2/6/18, Closes 2/13/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14954 – Journey Auto Worker, R-4 – Cedar City, Opens 2/6/18, Closes 2/09/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14945 – Warehouse Specialist, R-4 – Richfield, Opens 2/6/18, Closes 2/09/18.  Click here to apply.

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 31, 2018

How’s your Wednesday going? Here at UDOT, it’s #WorkForUsWednesday.  This week we have EIGHT positions at UDOT to fill. If you’re looking to start a career in transportation, we have three Transportation Technician positions open across the state. We also have a need for a business analyst, and an executive secretary. Take a look!

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #14808 – Central Construction & Materials Executive Secretary, Complex – Central Construction & Materials, Opens 1/24/18, Closes 1/31/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14743 – Natural Resources Manager (Environmental Manager), Complex – Environmental, Opens 1/24/18, Closes 2/7/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14760 – Utilities Locator (District Permits Officer I) – Region 2, Salt Lake City, Opens 1/25/18, Closes 2/4/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment # 14811 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1 – Logan, UT, Opens 1/25/18, Closes 2/1/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14827 – Bridge Management Intern (Engineer Intern), Complex – Structures, Opens 1/25/18, Closes 2/8/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14810 – Business Analyst, Complex – Engineering Technology Services, Opens 1/26/18, Closes 2/5/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14837 – Transportation Technician II – Station 224, Region 2, West Valley City, Opens 01/30/2018, Closes 02/11/2018. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14838 – Transportation Technician II – Station 231, Region 2, West Jordan, Opens 01/30/2018, Closes 02/11/2018   Click here to apply.

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

Media Briefing: UDOT Bridge Construction to Close I-15 in Layton for Three Nights 

Media Briefing: UDOT Bridge Construction to Close I-15 in Layton for Three Nights 

Drivers should plan ahead and expect delays; crews to set beams for new overpass

WHAT:
Media briefing regarding a three-night closure of I-15 in Layton. I-15 will be closed between Hill Field Road and Antelope Drive each night from Friday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 28, with all traffic detoured off the freeway and onto surface streets to get around the closure.

*These closures are subject to change due to weather or equipment issues.

These closures will allow crews to place beams over I-15 for a new overpass being constructed at approximately 1300 North in Layton, just north of the Layton Hills Mall. This new east-west crossing over I-15 will reduce congestion at the Hill Field Road and Antelope Drive interchanges and improve access to nearby businesses.

WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 26, at 9:30 a.m.

 WHERE:
New Layton Crossing bridge
Meet in parking lot of Billy B’s Hash House
1508 Woodland Park Drive
Layton, Utah

Personal protective equipment, including hard hats and vests, will be provided and must be worn. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required to enter the construction zone.

WHO:
Brent DeYoung, UDOT district engineer

 VISUALS:
– Active construction zone near I-15
– Freeway traffic
– B-roll of crews assembling crane on-site

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 24, 2018

Here we are, halfway through the work week and time for another #WorkForUsWednesday.  Check out these FOUR positions at UDOT that cover diverse areas of transportation. Our Port of Entry Supervisors manage operations at the ports and make sure interstate commerce is running smoothly. Meanwhile, Financial Analysts crunch the numbers and make sure we’re being good stewards of the taxpayer money.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #14795 – Financial Analyst I, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 1/23/18, Closes 1/30/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14657 – Port of Entry Supervisor (Motor Carrier Spec IV), Kanab Port of Entry, Opens 1/23/18, Closes 1/30/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14729  Research Assistant I – TL no benefits, Complex – Central Maintenance, Opens 1/19/18, Closes 1/29/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14808 – Central Construction & Materials Executive Secretary, Complex – Central Construction & Materials, Opens 1/24/18, Closes 1/31/18.  Click here to apply.

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.