Monthly Archives: December 2017

NEWS RELEASE: Zero Fatalities installs sidewalk clings to help encourage pedestrian safety

For Immediate Release

Zero Fatalities installs sidewalk clings to help encourage pedestrian safety

Historically, December is the second deadliest month for pedestrian deaths in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (December 13, 2017) – Zero Fatalities has installed outdoor advertisements as part of the “Heads Up” pedestrian safety campaign, reminding people to stay alert when walking this holiday season. Twenty sidewalk clings were placed from Ogden to Provo along with retro-reflective advertisements at 50 bus shelters throughout Salt Lake City. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) selected intersections with high pedestrian traffic and crashes.

“Unfortunately, we see far too many pedestrian deaths, especially this time of year” said UDOT Traffic and Safety Director Robert Miles. “We hope these messages will remind Utahns to be more aware and more careful when walking close to traffic.”

There are two different sidewalk clings. One reads, “The driver didn’t see the pedestrian. The pedestrian didn’t see the driver. Watch for cars, they might not see you.” The second cling reads, “Your life is in danger. Watch for cars, they might not see you.”

“Pedestrian deaths are 100-percent preventable,” Miles said. “But to prevent pedestrian fatalities, drivers and pedestrians must work together.”

Pedestrian fatalities are increasing at an alarming rate in Utah and across the Nation. This year, 40 pedestrians have been killed on Utah roads, already surpassing the total number of pedestrian deaths in 2016. In Utah, historical crash data shows pedestrian fatalities increase during the fall and winter months. December is the second deadliest month, second to October, for pedestrian fatalities.

Zero Fatalities offers these simple tips to preventing an auto-pedestrian crash:

Drivers, remember to

●     Always be on the lookout for pedestrians.

●     Always yield right of way to pedestrians.

●     Never speed, drive distracted, drowsy or impaired.

Pedestrians, remember to:

●     Never assume the right of way and stay alert

●     Cross at designated crosswalks and adhere to traffic signs and signals

●     Be visible, by wearing reflective materials when possible

●     When doing everything right, still assume drivers can’t see you.

 

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

 

Sidewalk locations

 

City

Main Road Name

Cross Street/Address

Cling Creative

Clearfield

State St.

700 South (Hwy 193)

6-panel

Cottonwood Heights

3000 E

Cottonwood Pkwy,

Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd

Body Outline

Draper

1300 E

S of Pioneer Rd (12400 S) roundabout

Body Outline

Kaysville

200 North

D&RG Rail Trail crossing (West of Flint St.)

Body Outline

Layton

Hillfield Road

Antelope

Body Outline

Lehi

I-15

SR 92

Body Outline

Midvale

7200 S

Bingham Jct Blvd

6-panel

Midvale

7720 S

Main St (700 W)

Body Outline

Ogden

Washington Blvd

12th Street

6-panel

Ogden

Harrison BLVD

30th Street

Body Outline

Orem

1600 N

400 E

Body Outline

Provo

University Ave (US-189)

University Pkwy (SR-265)

Body Outline

Provo

US 189

4800 N

6-panel

Salt Lake City

400 South (US-89)

Main Street

6-panel

Salt Lake City

300 West (US-89)

South Temple

6-panel

Salt Lake City

South Campus Drive (SR-282)

Mario Capecchi

6-panel

Salt Lake City

1300 S

700 East

Body Outline

Salt Lake City

Redwood Road

North Temple

Body Outline

South Jordan

River Front Pkwy

Between 10600 S and River Stone Way (Rdbt)

Body Outline

West Valley

2700 W

3590 South

6-panel

 

 

Bus Shelter Locations:

#

CITY

LOCATION DESCRIPTION

COPY

1

West Valley

Redwood E/S   N/O 3500 S  S/F

The Driver

2

West Valley

Redwood E/S   N/O 3500 S  N/F

The Pedestrian

3

West Valley

Redwood E/S   N/O 3500 S  S/F

Pedistrian and Driver

4

West Valley

3100 S N/S   E/O Decker Lake Dr  S/F

The Pedestrian

5

West Valley

4000 W W/S   S/O 3500 S  N/F

The Driver

6

West Valley

4000 W W/S   S/O 3500 S  S/F

The Pedestrian

7

West Valley

4000 W W/S   S/O 3500 S  N/F

Pedistrian and Driver

8

West Valley

3500 S N/S   W/O 4150 W  E/F

The Pedestrian

9

West Valley

4800 W W/S   N/O 3500 S  N/F

The Driver

10

West Valley

4100 S N/S   W/O 1500 W  E/F

The Pedestrian

11

Taylorsville

2200 W E/S   N/O 4700 S  S/F

The Driver

12

Taylorsville

4700 S S/S   W/O 1200 W  W/F

The Driver

13

West Valley

2700 W W/S   S/O 3650 S  N/F

The Pedestrian

14

Salt Lake City

2700 W E/S   S/O 4100 S  S/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

15

Taylorsville

2700 W E/S   N/O 4700 S  S/F

The Driver

16

Taylorsville

2700 W E/S   N/O 4700 S  N/F

The Pedestrian

17

Taylorsville

2700 W E/S   N/O 4700 S  S/F

Pedistrian and Driver

18

West Valley

4000 W E/S   N/O 4700 S  S/F

The Driver

19

Taylorsville

4700 S S/S   W/O US Hwy Bangerter  W/F

The Pedestrian

20

Taylorsville

4015 W E/S   N/O 5400 S  S/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

21

South Salt Lake

3300 S N/S   E/O 1100 W  E/F

The Driver

22

South Salt Lake

State St W/S   S/O 2950 S  N/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

23

South Salt Lake

West Temple E/S   N/O 3300 S  S/F

The Pedestrian

24

Salt Lake County

3300 S N/S   E/O 700 E  E/F

The Driver

25

Salt Lake County

3900 S N/S   W/O 900 E  E/F

The Driver

26

South Salt Lake

500 W E/S   N/O 3900 S  S/F

The Pedestrian

27

Murray

4500 S N/S   W/O 500 W  E/F

The Pedestrian

28

Salt Lake County

900 E E/S   N/O Van Winkle Expy  S/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

29

Murray

5400 S S/S   E/O 1300 W  W/F

The Pedestrian

30

Murray

5400 S N/S   W/O 700 W  E/F

The Pedestrian

31

Murray

State St W/S   N/O 4800 S  N/F

The Driver

32

Murray

State St W/S   S/O 5300 S  N/F

The Driver

33

Murray

State St W/S   N/O 5900 S  N/F

The Driver

34

Murray

State St W/S   N/O 5900 S  S/F

The Pedestrian

35

Murray

State St W/S   N/O 5900 S  N/F

Pedistrian and Driver

36

Murray

State St E/S   N/O 6400 S  S/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

37

Murray

900 E E/S   N/O 5900 S  S/F

The Driver

38

Midvale

Fort Union Blvd S/S   E/O S 700 E  W/F

The Driver

39

Midvale

Fort Union Blvd S/S   E/O S 700 E  E/F

The Pedestrian

40

Midvale

Fort Union Blvd S/S   E/O S 700 E  W/F

Pedistrian and Driver

41

Midvale

Union Park Ave W/S   N/O 7180 S  N/F

The Pedestrian

42

Provo

550 W W/S   S/O University Pkwy  N/F

The Driver

43

Provo

State St E/S   N/O 1230 N  S/F

The Driver

44

Provo

500 W E/S   S/O 1230 N  S/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

45

Provo

University Ave W/S   N/O Canyon Rd  N/F

The Driver

46

Provo

University Ave E/S   N/O 100 N  S/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

47

Sunset

Main St W/S   S/O 1300 N  N/F

The Pedestrian

48

Roy

1900 W E/S   S/O 4400 S  S/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

49

Roy

1900 W W/S   S/O 5600 S  N/F

Drivers Can’t Always See You!

50

South Ogden

Washington Blvd E/S   S/O 37th St  S/F

The Pedestrian

view images for each install here and time lapse video of an install here.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 6, 2017

A little late afternoon #WorkForUsWednesday for you today. We’re hiring for FIVE different positions across the state. Check them out below.

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 #14128 – Engineer IV, Complex – Central Materials, Opens 11/27/17, Closes 12/11/17. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14191 – Transportation Technician II – Region 1 – Huntsville, Opens 11/27/17, Closes 12/4/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14260 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Moab, Opens 12/05/17, Closes 12/13/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14283 – Region Roving Mechanic (Journey Auto Worker), Region 2 – Equipment Shop, Opens 12/05/17, Open until filled. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14308 – Motor Carrier Investigator (Motor Carrier Specialist III), Complex – Motor Carriers, Opens 12/6/17, Closes 12/18/17.  Click here to apply.

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.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND – Electronic Sign Installation Project

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND – Electronic Sign Installation Project

UDOT will begin installing new overhead electronic signs at three different locations this weekend.  Work will take place during nighttime hours.  Road closures will go into effect while the signs are hung into place.  Each sign is 110 feet long and approximately 26,000 pounds.

 

Westbound SR-201 @ 900 West

  • Starting Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., double lane closures will go into effect on westbound 201 and eastbound SR-201 at 900 West.
  • Starting at 1 a.m. that night, the 900 West, 2100 West, and I-80 West to westbound SR-201 ramps will be closed.
  • Starting at 3 a.m. that night, the I-15 to westbound SR-201 ramp will be closed.
  • Westbound SR-201 will be fully closed from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists will be directed to 2100 South and I-80 West as detour routes.

 

Eastbound I-215 @2300 East

  • Starting Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., a double left lane closure will go into effect on westbound I-215 at 2300 East.  A single right lane closure will also be in effect on eastbound I-215 at 2300 East.
  • From 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. that night, rolling closures will be in effect on eastbound I-215. Traffic will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time, however motorists may exit at 2000 East (Highland Drive) if needed.
  • Motorists will be directed to 2000 East (Highland Drive) to Fort Union to 3000 East as a detour route.

 

Northbound I-15 @ 11400 South

  • Starting Sunday Dec. 3 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., a left lane closure will go into effect on southbound I-15 at 11400 South.  A right lane closure will also be in effect on northbound I-15 at 11400 South.
  • Northbound I-15 at 11400 South will be fully closed from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Motorists will be directed to State Street and 10600 South as a detour route.

All closures are weather dependent. Check the udottraffic.utah.gov or the UDOT Traffic app for current road conditions.