Author: UDOT Communications

#WorkForUsWednesday – June 28, 2017

#WorkForUsWednesday is a hot one this week, and we’ve got THREE hot job openings to highlight. Check them out!
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 #12564 – Bridge Inspector II, Complex – Structures, Opens 6/23/17, Closes 7/2/17. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12650 – Region Communications Manager (Information Spec IV), Region 2 – Administration, Opens 6/27/17, Closes 7/10/17. Click here to apply.
  • REOPENED – Recruitment #12494 – Automotive Service Worker II (no benefits), Complex – Equipment Operations, Opens 6/27/17, Closes 7/5/17. Click here to apply.

Click the link next to each posting, or visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation.
We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

NEWS RELEASE: Minor delays expected on Utah roads July Fourth weekend

For Immediate Release


Minor delays expected on Utah roads July Fourth weekend

Drivers urged to plan ahead for construction if attending Stadium of Fire

 

SALT LAKE CITY (June 28, 2017) – This Independence Day holiday, traffic is expected to be lighter than many holidays due to July 4 falling in the middle of the week.
Across the state, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to traffic to help reduce delays during the Independence Day holiday (Friday through Tuesday). However, in some areas, existing lane restrictions or traffic shifts will remain in place to ensure safety for drivers. Some areas where traffic restrictions will remain in place include:

 

I-215 from S.R. 201 to 4700 South in Salt Lake County: The northbound lane split on I-215 will remain in place for the next several months. The speed limit has been lowered to 60 miles an hour in the work zone. Crews are reconstructing the I-215 west belt from S.R. 201 to 4700 South with new concrete, adding new exit-only lanes, and installing new lighting, signals, and traffic management systems.

 

I-15 from Exit 4 to Exit 5 in St. George: All lanes are open on I-15, but lanes are narrowed, traffic is shifted, and the speed limit is reduced in the work zone between exits 4 and 5 (Brigham Road and Dixie Drive). Work continues to widen the freeway and construct two new bridges over the Virgin River.

 

I-70 from Exit 37 to Exit 40 in Richfield: I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction, and the speed limit is reduced to 65 miles per hour. Starting June 29, all traffic is scheduled to shift into the westbound lanes while construction begins on the eastbound lanes. Loads over 12 feet wide are prohibited. Crews are reconstructing the interstate and completing bridge maintenance work.

 

Travelers planning to attend Stadium of Fire at LaVell Edwards Stadium this weekend are reminded that University Parkway is under construction from Orem to Provo. Lanes are narrow and shift frequently through the work zone from UVU to University Avenue. Drivers should plan to use 800 North or Center Street in Orem as alternate routes, as well as University Avenue in Provo. UDOT engineers will be coordinating signal timing along those routes to help traffic flow to and from the event.

 

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website (udottraffic.utah.gov) or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

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

Ellertson Withdraws From Consideration for Utah Transportation Commission

For Immediate Release 

Ellertson Withdraws From Consideration for Utah Transportation Commission

 

SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2017) – Larry A. Ellertson, who was recently nominated by Gov. Gary R. Herbert to the Utah Transportation Commission, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Commission.

Ellertson, a former Utah County Commissioner and mayor of Linden, said retirement plans with his wife will make it difficult for him to fulfill the six-year Commission term.

Gov. Herbert has asked that citizens interested in representing UDOT’s Region 3 (Utah, Juab, Wasatch, Duchesne, Uintah and Daggett counties) on the Utah Transportation Commission can find application materials at boards.utah.gov.

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

New Bangerter Highway interchanges lead UDOT’s Top 10 Projects for 2017

New Bangerter Highway interchanges lead UDOT’s Top 10 Projects for 2017

Major state projects include widening, reconstruction, and maintenance for highways along the Wasatch Front and across the state

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announced its Top 10 Pr­­­­ojects list for the 2017 construction season today. This year’s top project will build five freeway-like interchanges on Bangerter Highway over the next two years. The $249 million project will be completed in late 2018.

UDOT has 180 highway construction projects scheduled across the state this year, with a combined value of $1.3 billion. These projects are designed to keep Utah moving now and in the future by enhancing safety for drivers and pedestrians, improving traffic flow, and maintaining Utah’s roads and bridges in good condition.

This year’s Top 10 includes three projects in western Salt Lake County, illustrating UDOT’s focus on meeting the transportation needs of this fast-growing area. In addition, four of the Top 10 projects are located far from the Wasatch Front in southern and eastern Utah, where these projects will improve vital transportation links for local communities.

The following are UDOT’s Top 10 Projects for 2017:

  1. Bangerter Highway Interchanges, $249 million

Construction starts April 2017; scheduled completion late 2018.

UDOT’s No. 1 project in the state this year is the simultaneous construction of five new freeway-style interchanges on Bangerter Highway. New interchanges will be built at 5400 South, 7000 South, 9000 South, and 11400 South, along with an interchange under construction at 600 West, to meet the growing transportation need in the southwest Salt Lake Valley. The interchanges at 600 West and 7000 South will be completed this year.

  1. I-215—4700 South to S.R. 201, $105 million

Construction continues from last season; scheduled completion late 2017.

Crews will complete last year’s top project: the reconstruction of the I-215 west belt between S.R. 201 and 4700 South. This includes replacing bridges over S.R. 201, widening the freeway with new exit-only lanes, and upgrading signals and traffic management systems.

  1. Mountain View Corridor, $168 million

Construction continues from last season; scheduled completion late 2018.

UDOT is extending Mountain View Corridor in two counties. In Salt Lake County, construction continues on a new stretch of highway between 5400 South and 4100 South. Starting this fall, Mountain View Corridor in Utah County will be extended from the Redwood Road/2100 North intersection to S.R. 73.

  1. I-15—Brigham Road to Dixie Drive, $28 million

Construction started in January; scheduled completion late 2017.

UDOT is adding auxiliary lanes on I-15 in St. George between exits 4 and 5 (Brigham Road and Dixie Drive) as part of a multi-year plan to upgrade I-15 in the St. George area.

  1. 10600 South Interchange Improvements and Widening, $31 million

Construction starts this spring; scheduled completion spring 2017.

This project will add an underpass at the I-15/10600 South interchange to connect the northbound off-ramp to Monroe Street, just west of South Towne Mall. UDOT is also completing maintenance on the 10600 South bridge over I-15, and widening 10600 South from I-15 to Redwood Road.

  1. Redwood Road, $97 million

Construction starts this spring; scheduled completion late 2018.

Three major projects are being constructed this year on Redwood Road: a new diverging diamond interchange at I-215 in North Salt Lake; widening a section between 12600 South and Bangerter Highway from two lanes to seven lanes; and widening a section between 400 South and Stillwater Parkway to five lanes, and adding a new continuous flow intersection at Pioneer Crossing in Saratoga Springs.

  1. I-80—1300 East to Foothill Drive, $12 million

Construction starts this summer; scheduled completion fall 2017.

UDOT will repave a 2.5 mile section of I-80 in Salt Lake City. More than 93,000 vehicles drive this section of I-80 sees per day, and the project will help extend the useful life of the pavement as well as provide a smoother ride for drivers.

  1. S. 191 Corridor, $43 million

Construction started in March; scheduled completion fall 2017.

UDOT will complete 13 different projects along U.S. 6/U.S. 191 in Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan counties. These include road widenings, intersection improvements, and paving projects, and will reduce congestion and enhance safety for drivers on this important tourism and truck route through southeastern Utah.

  1. S. 40—Myton Bench Widening, $35 Million

Construction started in February; scheduled completion fall 2017.

This project will widen a six-mile section of U.S. 40 to five lanes in Duchesne County. It will include adding new travel lanes, along with 10-foot shoulders, that will help keep traffic moving safely between the Wasatch Front and the Uinta Basin.

  1. I-70— Richfield South to Richfield North, $15 million

Construction starts in May; scheduled completion fall 2017.

UDOT is resurfacing four miles on I-70 in Richfield, from the south interchange to the north interchange, and performing bridge maintenance at several locations in the area.

 

UDOT reminds drivers that construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website (udottraffic.utah.gov) or download the UDOT Traffic app. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Media Contact:

John Gleason

UDOT Public Information Officer

jgleason@utah.gov

Cell: 801-560-7740

MEDIA ADVISORY: UDOT to Announce 2017 Top 10 Construction Projects

UDOT to Announce Top 10 Construction Projects

Department to reveal the largest and most impactful projects for Utah drivers in 2017

 

 

WHAT:  UDOT will announce its Top 10 construction projects for 2017. These include new interchanges, freeway reconstructions, new highways, and widening and repaving projects. A total of 180 projects are scheduled for construction in 2017, with a combined value of $1.3 billion.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Bangerter Highway 600 West interchange construction zone

Directions: From Bangerter Highway, turn north on 200 West. Turn left at the first stoplight (13490 South), then follow the road to the briefing area near Bangerter Highway.

WHO:
Shane Marshall, UDOT deputy director
Bryan Chamberlain, Bangerter Interchanges project resident engineer

 

VISUALS:
Construction equipment and barrels
Map displaying locations of Top 10 projects
B-roll and aerial footage of Top 10 projects

* Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, as the briefing will be held at an active construction site.

 

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – March 22, 2017

We’re halfway through the work week, which means it’s #WorkForUsWednesday! Today we have just ONE new job opening to tell you about. Transportation Technicians are really the lifeblood of the department. They’re the ones out on the roads doing maintenance and making sure they’re safe. This one will be stationed in Sardine Canyon, a road that sees an average of 15,000 vehicles a day.

We employ over 1,600 people, come join a workforce whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #11764 – Transportation Technician II – Sardine/Laydown Crew, Region 1, Opens 03/21/2017, Closes 04/04/2017

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – March 16, 2017

It’s #WorkForUsWednesday, on Thursday! Our blog administrator was traveling yesterday and this didn’t get posted, so here are FOUR new job openings in our department.

We employ over 1,600 people, come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #11576 – Bridge Design Intern (Engineer Intern), Complex – Structures, Opens 3/14/17, Closes 3/21/17
  • Recruitment #11668 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4 – Delta, Opens 3/14/17, Closes 3/26/17
  • Recruitment #11693 – Environmental Compliance Manager (Environmental Program Manager I), Complex – Central Maintenance, Opens 3/14/17, Closes 3/21/17
  • Recruitment #11712 – Office Specialist I / TL, Region 2 – SLC, Opens 3/15/17, Closes 3/22/17

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – March 8, 2017

It’s #WorkForUsWednesday! We have THREE new positions to announce. UDOT prides itself on being innovative and love to have employees that look for ways to improve and create a name for themselves. Take a look at the open positions and see where you can learn and grow while keeping Utah moving.

We employ over 1,600 people, come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Administration Recruitment #11589 – Receptionist – Part Time (Office Spec II), Complex – Opens 3/2/17, Closes 3/9/17
  • **Re-open** Recruitment #11257 – Field Engineer (Engineer III), R-4, Closes 3/12/17
  • Recruitment #11577 – Construction Implementation Engineer (Eng IV), Complex – Construction, Opens 3/7/17, Closes 3/14/17

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – March 1, 2017

It’s a new month, and a new #WorkForUsWednesday. This week there are  we have FIVE positions open.  Transportation Technicians are our front line employees. The ones out there keeping our roads clean and in good condition. We employ over 1,600 people, come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #11479 – Materials Lab Office Specialist (Office Specialist II), Region 1, Opens 02/21/2017, Closes 03/05/2017
  • Recruitment #11525, Transportation Technician II, Region 1 – Snowville, Opens 02/22/2017, Closes 03/07/2017
  • Recruitment #11484 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4 – Garrison, Opens 2/28/17, Closes 3/12/17
  • Recruitment #11382 – Rotational Engineer, Region 1 & Region 3, Opens 2/14/17, Closes 3/8/17
  • Recruitment #11383 – Rotational Engineer, Region 4, Opens 2/14/17, Closes 3/8/17

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – February 15, 2017

For this week’s #WorkForUsWednesday we have NINE positions open.  The biggest need right now is for engineers. Our engineers work in various departments ranging from design, to functional, and even traffic engineers. We employ over 1,600 people and jobs range from engineers to transportation technicians who work on the paint crew. They’re all vital to our vision of Keeping Utah Moving.

Come join a workforce who’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #11405 – Field Engineer (Engineer III) – Region 3 – Orem, Opens 02/13/2017, Closes 02/27/2017
  • Recruitment #11399 – Region Traffic Engineer (Engineer Manager I), Opens 2/14/17, Closes 2/22/17
  • Extended: Recruitment #11347 – Transportation Technician – Station 227, Region 2 – Draper, Opens 2/6/17, Closes: 02/19/17
  • Recruitment #11382 – Rotational Engineer, Region 1 & Region 3, Opens 2/14/17, Closes 2/28/17
  • Recruitment #11383 – Rotational Engineer, Region 4, Opens 2/14/17, Closes 2/28/17
  • Recruitment #11335– Roadway Design Engineer (Engineer III) – 3 vacancies, Region 2 – SLC, Opens 02/02/2017, Closes 02/24/2017
  • Recruitment #11380 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4 – Mt. Pleasant, Opens 2/8/17, Closes 2/20/17

Visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position and to apply. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation, and you’ll be on your way.

We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.