Monthly Archives: January 2018

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 31, 2018

How’s your Wednesday going? Here at UDOT, it’s #WorkForUsWednesday.  This week we have EIGHT positions at UDOT to fill. If you’re looking to start a career in transportation, we have three Transportation Technician positions open across the state. We also have a need for a business analyst, and an executive secretary. Take a look!

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 #14808 – Central Construction & Materials Executive Secretary, Complex – Central Construction & Materials, Opens 1/24/18, Closes 1/31/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14743 – Natural Resources Manager (Environmental Manager), Complex – Environmental, Opens 1/24/18, Closes 2/7/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14760 – Utilities Locator (District Permits Officer I) – Region 2, Salt Lake City, Opens 1/25/18, Closes 2/4/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment # 14811 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1 – Logan, UT, Opens 1/25/18, Closes 2/1/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14827 – Bridge Management Intern (Engineer Intern), Complex – Structures, Opens 1/25/18, Closes 2/8/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14810 – Business Analyst, Complex – Engineering Technology Services, Opens 1/26/18, Closes 2/5/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14837 – Transportation Technician II – Station 224, Region 2, West Valley City, Opens 01/30/2018, Closes 02/11/2018. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14838 – Transportation Technician II – Station 231, Region 2, West Jordan, Opens 01/30/2018, Closes 02/11/2018   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.

Media Briefing: UDOT Bridge Construction to Close I-15 in Layton for Three Nights 

Media Briefing: UDOT Bridge Construction to Close I-15 in Layton for Three Nights 

Drivers should plan ahead and expect delays; crews to set beams for new overpass

WHAT:
Media briefing regarding a three-night closure of I-15 in Layton. I-15 will be closed between Hill Field Road and Antelope Drive each night from Friday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 28, with all traffic detoured off the freeway and onto surface streets to get around the closure.

*These closures are subject to change due to weather or equipment issues.

These closures will allow crews to place beams over I-15 for a new overpass being constructed at approximately 1300 North in Layton, just north of the Layton Hills Mall. This new east-west crossing over I-15 will reduce congestion at the Hill Field Road and Antelope Drive interchanges and improve access to nearby businesses.

WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 26, at 9:30 a.m.

 WHERE:
New Layton Crossing bridge
Meet in parking lot of Billy B’s Hash House
1508 Woodland Park Drive
Layton, Utah

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:
Brent DeYoung, UDOT district engineer

 VISUALS:
– Active construction zone near I-15
– Freeway traffic
– B-roll of crews assembling crane on-site

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 24, 2018

Here we are, halfway through the work week and time for another #WorkForUsWednesday.  Check out these FOUR positions at UDOT that cover diverse areas of transportation. Our Port of Entry Supervisors manage operations at the ports and make sure interstate commerce is running smoothly. Meanwhile, Financial Analysts crunch the numbers and make sure we’re being good stewards of the taxpayer money.

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 #14795 – Financial Analyst I, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 1/23/18, Closes 1/30/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14657 – Port of Entry Supervisor (Motor Carrier Spec IV), Kanab Port of Entry, Opens 1/23/18, Closes 1/30/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14729  Research Assistant I – TL no benefits, Complex – Central Maintenance, Opens 1/19/18, Closes 1/29/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14808 – Central Construction & Materials Executive Secretary, Complex – Central Construction & Materials, Opens 1/24/18, Closes 1/31/18.  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.

UDOT Donates Mountain View Corridor Items to Habitat for Humanity

UDOT Donates Mountain View Corridor Items to Habitat for Humanity

 

The Utah Department of Transportation continued its partnership with the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity this month by donating reusable items from its 5775 West 4100 South location near the Mountain View Corridor.

The building, which is adjacent to Hunter High School, served as the Mountain View Corridor onsite command center for the 5400 South to 4100 South construction project. This extension of MVC opened to the public on Nov. 18, 2017 after an Ugly Sweater 5k and Fun Run Grand Opening event.

After the completion of the project, UDOT worked with Habitat for Humanity to salvage various artifacts. The items are then sold in the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to fund low-income housing projects. Any items not sold are either recycled or donated.

Assistant ReStore Manager Layne Burrows led a team of volunteers to extract the items before the holidays. Items ranging from desks to lockers, doors and sinks were salvaged by the volunteers.

According to UDOT MVC Project Director Joe Kammerer, Habitat for Humanity simplifies the process of recycling materials from property UDOT acquires during the course of a construction project.

“UDOT’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a great example of government agencies and the public service sector working together to benefit those in need,” Kammerer said.

UDOT and Habitat for Humanity partnered on other notable projects, such as past MVC and Bangerter Highway construction.

The remaining land will be donated to Granite School District for conditional public service use.

Mountain View Corridor is using a phased construction approach designed to balance transportation needs with available funds. Initial construction includes two lanes in each direction with signalized intersections and biking and walking trails. Future construction will build out the remainder of the corridor by converting intersections to interchanges and adding inside lanes to achieve a fully functional freeway. Mountain View Corridor will eventually be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake County to S.R. 73 in Utah County.

 

 

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 17, 2018

Hey! Want to work for UDOT? Check outCheck out these FOUR positions at UDOT. #WorkForUsWednesday.

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 #14656 – Motor Carrier Tow Truck Investigator (Motor Carrier Spec III), Complex – Motor Carrier Administration, Opens 1/11/18, Closes 1/18/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14659 – UDOT Contract Manager/Analyst (Purchasing Manager), Complex – Procurement, Opens 1/11/18, Closes 1/22/18.  Click here to apply.
  • RE-OPENING Recruitment #14208 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4 – Richfield Paint Crew, Opens 1/16/18, Closes 1/28/18 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14654 – Roadway Design Engineer (Engineer III) – Region 4 – Richfield, Opens 1/16/18, Closes 1/23/18 Click here to apply.

PRESS EVENT: UDOT and DPS to release preliminary 2017 traffic fatality numbers

UDOT and DPS to release preliminary 2017 traffic fatality numbers

New safety campaign launched to cut down on distracted driving

WHAT: On Wednesday, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will release preliminary traffic fatality numbers for 2017 and kick off a new safety campaign aimed at reducing distracted driving. UDOT and DPS leaders will be available at 9:30 a.m. for one-on-one interviews.

Prior to the media availability, the preliminary 2017 fatalities report will be emailed to media around 8 a.m. Wednesday to allow time for review.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

 

WHO:

  • UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras
  • DPS Commissioner Keith Squires

VISUALS:

  • Infographics of 2017 fatality numbers (which will be made available digitally and in print).
  • Display of new Zero Fatalities distracted driving campaign materials. Campaign assets will be made available digitally.

WHERE:
Calvin Rampton Complex, Redwood Rooms A&B
4501 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, UT

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov

Lt. Todd Royce
UHP Public Information Officer
801-556-8261
troyce@utah.gov

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 10, 2018

You made it! Welcome to another #WorkForUsWednesday here at UDOT.  Check out these FIVE positions at UDOT.

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 #14593 – Financial Manager II, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 1/4/18, Closes 1/11/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14313 – Region Administrative Services Manager, Region 2 Headquarters, Opens 1/4/18, Closes 1/18/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment # 14453 – Materials Technician IV (Engineering Technician IV), Opens 01/08/2018, Closes 01/17/2018, Region 2 – SLC. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment # 14454 – Transportation Technician III, Opens 01/08/2018, Closes 01/17/2018, Region 2 – SLC. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment # 14609 – Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent II), Opens 01/08/2018, Closes 01/16/2018, Complex – SLC. 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.

Utah Department of Transportation FTA Program Public Notice

Utah Department of Transportation FTA Program Public Notice:


The UDOT is currently developing their Federal fiscal year 2017 Transit Asset Management (TAM) plan for its FTA Program. The draft TAM plan can be found on the UDOT website at www.udot.utah.gov/publictransit under the Hot Topics and Quick Links section. It is titled “UDOT FTA Transit Asset Management Plan.

A hard copy is available for review at UDOT Program Development, 4501 S 2700 W, 3 rd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84114.

Comments may be provided to the UDOT via email at publictransit@utah.gov or via mail addressed to UDOT Program Development, Attn: Public Transit Plans and Programs Director, 4501 S 2700 W, P.O. Box 143600, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3600.

Please include the page number, section number, and a detailed comment with your submission. The document will be available for review from January 9, 2018 through and including February 8th, 2018 (30 days) and comments will be accepted through February 23rd, 2018 (45 days). Only comments related specifically to the development of the TAM plan will be accepted. All other UDOT or TAM-program related comments should be directed to the appropriate contact provided on the main UDOT website.

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 3, 2018

New year, new #WorkForUsWednesday. Now is a great time for a career change. Check out these TWO positions at UDOT. They’re both for Transportation Technicians. Transportation Technicians are the frontlines of UDOT maintenance, responsible for snow removal and road repair. Many of our senior leaders started their UDOT careers as Transportation Technicians. 

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 #14465 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1 –Riverside, Opens 12/20/17, Closing date extended to 01/07/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14537 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4, Delta, Opens 1/02/18, Closes 1/14/18 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.

NEWS RELEASE: New Revisions to the US-89 Draft State Environmental Study Released

For Immediate Release

New Revisions to the US-89 Draft State Environmental Study Released

Updates information and input received since first draft was released in October 2017

 

OGDEN – The Utah Department of Transportation has released revisions to its draft State Environmental Study for the US-89 corridor in Davis County.

Since the initial draft of the US-89, Farmington to I-84 State Environmental Study (SES) was released in October of last year, the UDOT study team has continued to review all public input, and has now revised and made other refinements to the draft document.  The revised draft is now available for public review on the project website at “www.udot.utah.gov/us89.”

A public hearing is scheduled for January 16, and will be held at Davis High School, 325 Main Street, Kaysville, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The public is invited to the hearing to participate in the discussion about the environmental study, the future expansion of US-89, and to make comments regarding these revisions.  Comments can also be made on the project website, via email at “us89@utah.gov” or through the mail at P.O. Box 1033, Farmington, UT 84025.  The public comment period begins January 2, and will extend through February 3.

UDOT has prepared an informative video explaining the study process followed during the present state environmental study.  The video can also be found on the study website at “www.udot.utah.gov/us89.”

The public is encouraged to visit the project website for more detailed information about the project, to sign up for email updates, and to view the refined study document.  Questions or concerns should directed to the Study Hotline at 888-752-8789.

 

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UDOT Region One
Contact: Vic Saunders
Office: (801) 620-1641
Mobile: (801) 726-4120
E-mail: vsaunders@utah.gov
Twitter: @UDOTRegionOne