TRAVEL ADVISORY : US-89 in Logan Canyon Closed Due To Avalanche near Beaver Mountain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US-89 in Logan Canyon Closed Due To Avalanche near Beaver Mountain
 
Ogden- The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists that US-89 in Logan Canyon is closed just west of the Beaver Mountain turn-off (state Road 243) due to an avalanche that has blocked the highway.
It is not known as this time how long it will take to reopen the roadway.  Cell service is spotty at best in Logan Canyon so all the details about this slide are not known at this time.
Cache Valley-bound, and/or Bear Lake or Wyoming area residents may use  SR-30 to SR-16 to Wyoming 89 to I-84 at Evanston, Wyoming to travel to and from the area east of the avalanche.  Another potential route is US-89 north to ID-36 at Ovid, Idaho, which will direct travelers back into the Cache Valley at Preston, Idaho.
For further information, visit www.udottraffic.utah.gov, or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhones and Android Smartphones at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
— UDOT —

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 11, 2017

This week for #WorkForUsWednesday, there are two new job listings to explore. A Transportation Technician in West Valley, and an Administrative Services Manager in Richfield. Check them out and pass them along.

Come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #10998 – Transportation Technician II – Station 224, Region 2 – West Valley, Opens 1/4/17, Closes 1/16/17
  • Recruitment #11028 – Administrative Services Manager, Region 4 – Richfield, Opens 1/9/17, Closes 1/30/17

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

UDOT to Install Signal at Arches National Park

For Immediate Release

 

UDOT to Install Signal at Arches National Park

Pedestrian signal detection to receive upgrades on Moab Main Street.

 

Moab, Utah (January 10, 2016) –  Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is installing a new signal system on U.S. Highway 191 at the entrance to Arches National Park.   The new installation will provide traffic detection and protective turning movements to reduce the potential for serious crashes.

Workers will also construct a raised median at this location to prohibit unsafe movements between the Northbound and Southbound travel lanes, in addition to striping for proper turning and merging for vehicles entering and leaving the highway at this location.

In addition to the intersection improvements near the entrance to Arches National Park a UDOT contractor will also be installing pedestrian signal activation poles and buttons at the following intersections on Moab Main Street.

  • SR-128

  • 100 North

  • Center Street

  • 100 South

  • 300 South

Construction at all intersections is anticipated to be complete by President’s Day.  Actual operation of the systems may take longer dependent upon scheduling availability for power connection work.

–UDOT–

 

Media Contact:
Kevin Kitchen
435-979-4551
kevin@utah.gov

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: UDOT Crews Prepare for Winter Rain Storms

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

UDOT Crews Prepare for Winter Rain Storms

 

Rain storms following recent snowfall have the potential to melt snowpack and cause flooding in many parts of Northern Utah. Monday crews in Salt Lake City will fill sandbags and continue work to keep roads ice free.

WHAT:
Media availability regarding preparations for a series of winter rain storms. UDOT will showcase how it’s ready and snow off some of the things they’re doing to prepare.

WHO:
UDOT maintenance shed personnel

WHERE:
UDOT Maintenance Station #225

1950 South 500 West
Salt Lake City

WHEN:
Monday January 9, 2017 at 10 a.m.

VISUALS

UDOT crews filling sand bags

UDOT road maintenance equipment

-UDOT-

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 4, 2017

It’s a new year, and a new #WorkForUsWednesday. We have three new listings and one extended listing.

Come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #10982 – Automotive Service Worker II (TL no benefits), Complex – Equipment Operations, Opens 12/29/16, Closes 1/5/17

  • *EXTENDED* Recruitment #10911 – Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent II), Complex / SLC, Opens 12/19/16, Closes 01/08/17
  • Recruitment #10993 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Scipio, Opens 1/4/17, Closes 1/11/17
  • Recruitment #10998 – Transportation Technician II – Station 224, Region 2 – West Valley, Opens 1/4/17, Closes 1/16/17

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 28, 2016

It’s the last #WorkForUsWednesday in 2016. This weekly post is meant to highlight the diverse job opportunities available at UDOT. This week we have four new openings located throughout the state. Transportation Technicians are especially important this time of year, as they’re the ones that keep our snowy roads clear.

Come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #10925 – Senior Leader’s Assistant (Administrative Assistant), Complex – Program Development, Opens 12/21/16, Closes 1/5/17
  • Recruitment #10934 – Transportation Technician II (Logan Summit), Region 1, Opens 12/22/16, Closes 1/5/17
  • Recruitment #10916 – Information Specialist II, Region 2 – SLC, Opens 12/20/16, Closes 1/6/17
  • Recruitment #10968 – Transportation Technician II, Green River – Region 4, Opens 12/27/16, Closes 1/02/17

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkfForUsWednesday – December 21, 2016

Happy #WorkForUsWednesday. We have two new openings in our region and main offices. They’re office jobs, but those are just as important to the mission of keeping Utah Moving.

Come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #10911 – Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent II), Complex / SLC, Opens 12/19/16, Closes 01/03/17
  • Recruitment #10916 – Information Specialist II, Region 2 – SLC, Opens 12/20/16, Closes 1/6/17

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 14, 2016

It’s #WorkForUsWednesday. Check out these five new openings!

Come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #10710 – Senior Design Engineer (Engineer IV), Region 3 – Orem, Opens 12/07/2016, Closes 12/18/2016
  • Recruitment #10868 – Right of Way Title and Closing Program Manager (Program Manager), Complex – Right of Way, Opens 12/13/16, Closes 12/27/16
  • Recruitment #10846 – Region Safety Loss Control Coordinator, Region 3 – Orem, Opens 12/13/2016, Closes 01/05/2017
  • Recruitment #10724 – Transportation Technician – Station 233, Cottonwood Canyon/SLC (Region 2), Opens 12/7/16, Closes 12/14/16
  • Recruitment #10709 – Roadway Design Engineer (Engineer III), Region 3 – Orem, Opens 12/07/2016, Closes 12/18/16

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

PRESS RELEASE – Downtown SLC Traffic Delays Expected for Weekend Events

For Immediate Release

Downtown SLC Traffic Delays Expected

for Weekend Events

UDOT’s Traffic Operations Center will time traffic signals to keep traffic moving during packed holiday weekend

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 8, 2016) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for heavy holiday traffic this Saturday, Dec. 10, in downtown Salt Lake City, with several events scheduled that evening. Heaviest delays are expected between 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., so drivers should plan to arrive downtown before 6:15 p.m.

Events scheduled include performances of White Christmas at the Eccles Theater; the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert; and a Utah Jazz basketball game, Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular at Abravanel Hall, in addition to downtown Christmas light displays and holiday shopping.

The special events team at the UDOT Traffic Operations Center plans several weeks in advance for events like this. Traffic engineers will also be monitoring signals on several main roads near downtown Salt Lake City, including State Street, 300 West, North Temple, South Temple, 400 South, and others, to assist drivers traveling to and from these events.

UDOT also advises drivers to plan extra time for parking, as some parking garages will be full or nearly full. Suggested alternatives include riding UTA TRAX into downtown, or parking within the downtown free-fare zone and taking TRAX from the parking lot to the event venue.

For the latest information on traffic conditions, 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.

 

-UDOT-

Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov

#WorkForUsWednesday – November 7, 2016

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s #WorkForUsWednesday here at UDOT. Check out these three new job openings for Transportation Techs and a Journey Auto Worker. Did you know UDOT has a workforce of about 75 in it’s auto mechanic shops. They fix everything from big dump trucks to lawn mowers. Get a peek at the work they do here: https://youtu.be/pjs3IuKyiWk.

Come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #10769 – Transportation Technician II – Duchesne, Region 3 – Duchesne, Opens 12/06/2016, Closes 12/18/2016
  • Recruitment #10729 – Journey Auto Worker, Complex – Equipment Operations, Opens 12/6/16, Closes 12/13/16
  • Recruitment #10769 – Transportation Technician II – Duchesne, Region 3 – Duchesne, Opens 12/06/2016, Closes 12/18/2016

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.