#WorkForUsWednesday – November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we’re thankful for our amazing employees. For this #WorkForUsWednesday we have THIRTEEN different positions open at UDOT. You read that right, 13! These positions range from airplane mechanics to purchasing agents, and of course Transportation Technicians! Take a look and see if there’s one that fits you!

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 #14076 – Roving Mechanic (Journey Auto Worker) – Region 4, Opens 11/16/17, Closes 12/05/17Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13934 – Aircraft Mechanic, Operations – Aeronautics, Opens 11/16/17, Closes 12/04/17Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14102 – Transportation Technician II – Spanish Fork, Region 3. Opens 11/16/17, Closes 11/26/17 Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #14112 – Transportation Technician II – Ogden, Region 1. Opens 11/16/17, Closes 11/26/17 Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #14098 – Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent III), Underfill option available, Complex – Consultant Services, Opens 11/16/17, Closes 11/27/17Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #14075 – Transportation Technician II – Wellsville, Region 1. Opens 11/14/17, Closes 11/26/17 Click here to apply. (Reopen from recruitment # 13667).
  • Recruitment #14074 – Transportation Technician II – Wellington, Region 4. Opens 11/16/17, Closes 11/29/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14113 – Transportation Technician – Station 232, Region 2 –  Murray, Opens 11/20/17, Closes 11/27/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14124 – Transportation Technician – Station 225, Region 2 –  East Salt Lake, Opens 11/20/17, Closes 11/27/17 Click here to app
  • Recruitment #14094 – Assistant Traffic Engineer (Engineer III), Region 2 –  Salt Lake City, Opens 11/21/17, Closes 12/1/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14136 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4, Salina, Opens 11/21/17, Closes 121/05/17 Click here to apply. (Reopen from recruitment # 13667).
  • Recruitment #14134 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4, Richfield, Opens 11/22/17, Closes 12/06/17 Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #14132 – Transportation Technician III – Inspection, Region 4, Richfield, Opens 11/22/17, Closes 12/06/17 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 AVAILABILITY: UDOT to Open Tunnel at 10600 South Interchange in Time for Holiday Shopping Season

UDOT to Open Tunnel at 10600 South Interchange in Time for Holiday Shopping Season

New underpass will improve access to the Shops at South Towne and other nearby businesses, and improve traffic flow in the area

WHAT:

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is hosting a media briefing to discuss the opening of a new underpass at the 10600 South interchange that will connect the northbound I-15 off-ramp to the heart of downtown Sandy. The new underpass is scheduled to open Wednesday morning, nearly six months early.

Members of the media are invited to tour the future underpass up close prior to its opening to traffic on Wednesday.

 

 WHEN:

Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 9:30 a.m.

 WHERE:

Southwest corner of the Shops at South Town parking lot

200 W. 10600 South, Sandy

(West of Texas Roadhouse)

 

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.

 

Directions: Exit at 10600 South and turn toward the mall. Turn left on Auto Mall Drive into the mall parking lot, then turn left again and continue past Texas Roadhouse to the southwest corner of the parking lot).

WHO:

John Gleason, UDOT public information officer

Heather Nash, Shops at South Town

 

VISUALS:

–       Construction crews completing finishing touches on the underpass

–       Traffic passing on the interstate

 

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

NEWS RELEASE: Heavy Traffic Delays Expected for Thanksgiving Holiday

For Immediate Release

 

Heavy Traffic Delays Expected for Thanksgiving Holiday

Drivers reminded to leave early or late, avoid Wednesday afternoon if possible

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 20, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises Wasatch Front drivers to plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday travel, and expect heavy delays of up to 45 minutes on I-15 during the evening commute this Wednesday.

UDOT engineers anticipate a 25 percent increase in cars on the road this Tuesday and Wednesday evening, compared to a typical weekday commute of about 200,000 cars per day. Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal Tuesday from 12-9 p.m.; and Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. UDOT recommends leaving early in the day or late in the evening to help reduce congestion.

Several of UDOT’s Top 10 Projects for 2017 have recently opened, or are scheduled to open in time for Thanksgiving travel and the holiday shopping season. The new Bangerter Highway interchange at 7000 South; the I-215 west belt reconstruction from S.R. 201 to 4700 South; and the Mountain View Corridor extension from 5400 South to 4100 South all opened during the past few days. Two more projects – I-15 from Brigham Road to Dixie Drive in St. George, and the I-15/10600 South interchange in Sandy, are scheduled to open by Wednesday, Nov. 22.

UDOT also advises drivers to plan ahead for heavy traffic near retail centers on Black Friday. Many larger malls and shopping centers are located near freeway interchanges, and congestion may extend from local streets onto the freeway. Motorists should use caution and expect delays if planning travel near shopping centers this weekend.

Across the state, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to improve traffic flow during the Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday through Sunday). However, existing restrictions or traffic shifts will remain in place where needed to protect the work zone and ensure safety. Some areas where drivers should expect restrictions include:

  • I-70 near Richfield: I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction between exit 37 and milepost 43 near Richfield, and the speed limit has been lowered to 60 miles per hour in the work zone. Crews are reconstructing a four-mile section of the interstate with new pavement. Work on the project will be suspended in early December, then resume next spring when the weather warms up. Construction is scheduled to be complete in spring 2018.
  • S.R. 9 in Springdale: a one-mile section of S.R. 9 in Springdale will remain reduced to one lane, with flaggers controlling traffic. Drivers should expect heavy delays due to increased holiday traffic and plan accordingly. UDOT is reconstructing S.R. 9 from Springdale to Zion National Park, adding new pavement, wider sidewalks, and bicycle lanes. Construction on this project is scheduled for completion in April 2018.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website (udottraffic.utah.gov) or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – November 15, 2017

It’s #WorkForUsWednesday! We’re hiring for FIVE different positions across the state. Among these positions are Transportation Technicians, who are our frontline support maintaining roads and plowing in the winter.

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 #14015 – Transportation Technician II, Region 3 – Strawberry, Opens 11/8/17, Closes 11/19/17.  Click here to apply.
  • REOPENED – Recruitment #13836 – Journey Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Journey Auto Worker), Complex – Equipment Operations, Opens 11/8/17, Closes 11/16/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14054 – Intelligent Design and Construction Engineer (Engineer IV), Complex – Salt Lake City, Opens 11/13/17, Closes 11/20/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13133 – Roadway Design Engineer (Engineer III), Region 4, Richfield, Opens 11/13/17, Closes 11/27/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14075 – Transportation Technician II – Wellsville, Region 1. Opens 11/14/17, Closes 11/26/17 Click here to apply. (Reopen from recruitment # 13667).

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 AVAILABILITY: Several of UDOT’s 2017 Top Projects to Open in Western Salt Lake County

Several of UDOT’s 2017 Top Projects to Open in Western Salt Lake County

New Bangerter Highway interchange to open at 7000 South this weekend; all lanes open on I-215 west belt Monday morning

 

 

WHAT:

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will open several major construction projects this weekend in western Salt Lake County. At a media briefing Thursday, UDOT officials will report back on several 2017 top projects, including:

  • The Bangerter Highway Interchanges project: Weather permitting, the new interchange at 7000 South will open Saturday afternoon, leaving one less stoplight for drivers on this busy road. Reporters will have access to the bridge before it opens to the public.
  • The I-215 west belt project: On Monday morning, all lanes will open on the I-215 west belt. This $105 million freeway reconstruction project added exit-only lanes in both directions from S.R. 201 to 4700 South and replaced the original pavement with new concrete. 

WHEN:
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:
Bangerter Highway at 7000 South on the new bridge

 Directions: Travel south on Bangerter Highway to just north of 7000 South. Turn left into the project work zone, and follow the instructions from construction personnel to access the parking area.

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:

  • Bryan Chamberlain, UDOT Bangerter Interchanges resident engineer
  • Oanh Le-Spradlin, UDOT I-215 project manager

 

VISUALS:

  • Timelapse of interchange construction
  • B-roll of major construction projects, including “before and after” footage

 

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

NEWS RELEASE: I-15 to Close for Two Nights in Box Elder County

For Immediate Release

I-15 to Close for Two Nights in Box Elder County

Interstate closure will allow crews to demolish bridge over I-15 in Honeyville

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 13, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises northern Utah drivers to plan ahead for two overnight closures on I-15 in Box Elder County this week. I-15 will close in both directions at Exit 372 in Honeyville on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. each night for bridge demolition.

While the bridge over I-15 is being demolished, UDOT will divert all I-15 traffic onto the off- and on-ramps at exit 372 in Honeyville. Drivers will still be able to continue on I-15, but will need to plan for moderate delays and allow extra time to travel through the detour. Motorists with time-sensitive travel should consider using alternate routes, such as parallel SR-13, at either Elwood or Corinne, or via SR-38, at either Collinston or Brigham City. Intermittent lane closures on I-15 may take place through the remainder of the week.

In addition to the overnight I-15 closures, the S.R. 240 bridge over I-15 at exit 372 (the Honeyville interchange) is now closed until April 2018. During this closure, the interstate ramps will remain open and vehicles wishing to cross east-west over I-15 will be detoured to the interchanges to the north (Exit 376, Tremonton/Garland) and south (Exit 365, 900 North). Crews will demolish the existing bridge and construct a new bridge over the interstate.

For further information about the I-15 Honeyville Interchange project, drivers can call the project hotline at 801-901-4064, email the project team at honeyvillebridge@utah.gov, or visit the project website at www.udot.utah.gov/go/honeyvillebridge.

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

NEWS RELEASE: Honeyville I-15 Bridge Demolition Work to begin Monday, November 13

For Immediate Release

 

Honeyville I-15 Bridge Demolition Work to begin Monday, November 13

  

Ogden– The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists that the bridge over I-15, at the Honeyville (SR-240) Interchange in Box Elder County, will close Monday, November 13, and east/west traffic on SR-240 will be embargoed until next spring.

SR-240 over I-15, between the on- and off-ramps, will close on Monday, November 13 at 8 a.m. and will remain closed until April 2018, while crews begin work to demolish the existing bridge and rebuild a new one in its place. This closure will block east-west access over I-15 through the duration of the project. During this demolition work, the interstate ramps will remain open and vehicles wishing to cross east-west over I-15 will be detoured to the interchanges to the north (Exit 376, Tremonton/Garland) and south (Exit 365, 900 North).

In order to safely demolish the bridge, UDOT will temporarily close all lanes on I-15 and divert the interstate traffic around the demolition area via the Honeyville Interchange off- and on-ramps.  The demolition will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14 and 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Intermittent lane closures on I-15 may take place through the remainder of the week.

Motorists with time-sensitive travel should consider using alternate routes, such as parallel SR-13, at either Elwood or Corinne, or via SR-38, at either Collinston or Brigham City.

For further general information about the I-15 Honeyville Interchange project, call the project hotline at 801-901-4064, email the project team at honeyvillebridge@utah.gov, or visit the project website at www.udot.utah.gov/go/honeyvillebridge.

 

– UDOT –

 

UDOT Region One
Contact: Vic Saunders

Office: (801) 620-1641
Mobile: (801) 726-4120
E-mail: vsaunders@utah.gov
Twitter: @UDOTRegionOne

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: UDOT warns: the scariest part of Halloween is pedestrian crashes

For Immediate Release:

UDOT warns: the scariest part of Halloween is pedestrian crashes

Crash survivors emphasize the need for trick-or-treaters to be seen and safe this Halloween

WHAT:

In 2015, four Utahns, including three children under the age of four, were hit in a crosswalk while trick-or-treating. Two years later, the family will gather at the crash site with the Utah Department of Transportation to share their story in hopes of encouraging everyone to stay safe this Halloween and always.

October is the deadliest month in Utah for pedestrian crashes. Dusk, dawn and dark hours increase the risk for an auto-pedestrian crash. Nearly half of all Utah pedestrian fatalities happen between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight.

WHERE:

400 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City (location of the 2015 crash)

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

WHO:

  • Parent hit by the truck: Keith Simmon

  • Children hit by the truck: Eleanor Simmon, Frederick Simmon and Tovah Davis

  • Witnesses of the crash: Anna Simmon, Brett and Amy Davis

VISUALS:

  • Children in their Halloween costumes

  • The same intersection where the crash occurred in 2015

  • Reflective gear and lights display: reflective gear, stickers, lights and other simple solutions for trick-or-treaters of all ages

 

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – October 18, 2017

Today is another wonderful #WorkForUsWednesday. We have FOUR new job openings to tell you about, including several openings for Transportation Technicians. These employees are essential in our work of maintaining state roads, particularly as we move into winter.

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 #13720 – GIS Intern, Complex – Central Preconstruction, Opens 10/13/17, Closes 10/23/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment # 13714 – Transportation Technician – Station 230, Region 2 – SLC, Opens, 10/13/17, Closes 10/22/17. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13767 – Transportation Technician II – Duchesne, Region 3. Opens 10/17/17, Closes 10/31/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13708 – Seasonal Transportation Technicians, Region 3 –  East Area (Duchesne, Roosevelt, Vernal, and Manila) , Opens 10/16/17 and remains open until filled. Interested applicants should visit the maintenance stations to apply in person. Click here to view the job posting (not 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 – October 11, 2017

Welcome to #WorkForUsWednesday. There are several openings here at UDOT. Check out these FOUR new openings. The majority are for Transportation Technicians, who are our frontline support maintaining roads and plowing in the winter.

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 #13644 – Seasonal Transportation Technicians, Region 3 –  Lehi and Saratoga Springs, Opens 10/5/17 and remains open until filled. Interested applicants should visit the Lehi or Saratoga Springs maintenance stations to apply in person. Click here to view the job posting (not apply).
  • Recruitment #13643 – Financial Analyst II, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 10/5/17, Closes 10/16/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13308 – Transportation Technician – Station 232 &233, Region 2 –  Murray & SLC, Opens 10/5/17, Closes 11/1/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13612 – Transportation Technician III Materials – Colton, Region 4. Opens 10/10/17, Closes 10/18/17 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.