March 10th, 2011

GET THE FACTS:

Optimize Mobility, Preserve Infrastructure, by Catherine Higgins.

FINAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS, CHALLENGES & TACTICS SUMMARY

The following is a guest post written by Heather Johnson, Project Support Technician in UDOT’s Region Two.

Recently, senior leaders at Region Two compiled a document called the 2010 FACTS – Final Accomplishments, Challenges and Tactics Summary.

This report details the goals that each Region Two department has set for itself, and how those goals have been measured.

Each goal is set with the Utah Department of Transportation’s Strategic Goals, or Final Four, in mind:

  • Take care of what we have
  • Make the system work better
  • Improve safety
  • Increase capacity

The FACTS is a way for us at Region Two to track our progress on the goals we’ve set, as well as recognize our challenges, accomplishments and the areas in which we can improve.

Some of the goals and measures you will find in the FACTS include the following:

  • Safety: Reduce fatalities on state highways by 10% each year
  • Hydraulics: Complete work on time and under budget within 10%
  • Project Management: Advertise at least 85% of projects within seven days of the committed advertisement date
  • Administration: Process each invoice within 30 days of the invoice date.

Region Two is comprised of Tooele, Salt Lake and Summit counties, which have some of the fastest growing populations in Utah.  In order to keep delays to a reasonable level, Region Two will face the challenge of budgetary needs for new construction, capacity and maintenance.

The challenge to fund innovative solutions such as Accelerated Bridge Construction, Continuous Flow and ThrUturn Intersections is another that Region Two and the Department will have to face.

While every project UDOT completes is valuable to the traveling public, the following projects, which have each had a significant impact in Region Two, are highlighted in the FACTS:

  • 6200 South and Redwood Road Continuous Flow Intersection
  • I-15 Widening, 500 north to I-215
  • 11400 South; State Street to Bangerter, New I-15 Interchange

Concrete paving on I-15 -- a wider freeway has reduced delay for commuters that travel between Salt Lake and Davis County.

To learn more about Region Two’s 2010 FACTS check out the entire document, UDOT Region Two 2010 FACTS.

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