MEDIA EVENT – UDOT Leader to Move His Office to Active Work Zone

UDOT Leader to Move His Office to Active Work Zone

 Briefing to be held at temporary office in I-215 construction zone as part of National Work Zone Safety Week

WHAT:
A briefing will be conducted in the I-215 construction area to provide media with a first-hand experience of working conditions in the middle of a busy freeway. UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras will speak from his new desk in his temporary “office” in the middle of the work zone to encourage drivers to use caution so they, as well as construction crews, can return home safely at the end of each day.

Media members will also be able to speak with UDOT and construction workers who have experienced work zone safety incidents or near misses to illustrate the importance of slowing down, paying attention, and obeying posted signs.

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m.

* Journalists must be present for a safety orientation, which will begin promptly at 9:15. Shuttle vehicles will leave at 9:25 a.m., as attendees will be escorted to the work zone for on-site interviews and filming, then returned to UDOT’s Region Two.

WHERE:
UDOT Region 2
2010 South 2760 West
(The building north of the Traffic Operations Center)

* To enter the construction zone, participants must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. In addition, personal protective equipment will be provided and must be worn. Any individuals not in proper attire will not be allowed in the work zone.

WHO:
Carlos Braceras, UDOT executive director
Construction workers

VISUALS:
–  UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras seated at his desk in the middle of a construction zone
–  Up-close view of construction crews and machinery, including concrete pavers, dump trucks, and other construction equipment
–  View of the construction zone and live traffic passing on I-215

 

-UDOT-

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

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