Monthly Archives: November 2017

#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

 

-UDOT-

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.

-UDOT-

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