A UDOT leader is one of 30 “innovative, confident and savvy” Women to Watch according to Utah Business Magazine.
UDOT’s Teri Newell, Manager of the Mountain View Corridor project “is one of those leaders that both deserves and demands your attention,” says Jason Davis, Director of Region Two. “Teri never shies away from a difficult situation but instead tackles it with the ferociousness of a NFL linebacker.”
Teri has been managing the Mountain View Corridor project for more than 8 years. During the early years the work consisted of planning and public involvement. Today, the $330 Million highway and transit corridor involves much more. “We’re dealing with planning and construction all together,” says Newell.
The exciting part now is seeing the roadway features and structures progress during construction. A 16-mile segment between Redwood Road at 16000 South and 5400 South will be completed by fall 2012.
The project has also grown from a small staff to a staff of hundreds of workers. Newell’s management style is to “surround herself with a highly skilled team and then support and lead them,” says Davis. “This is a trait of a great leader.”
While most of UDOT’s work consists of maintaining or rebuilding roads, Mountain View Corridor is being built from the ground up. “I feel really lucky to be a part of this project,” says Newell.