Author: UDOT Communications

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 18, 2017

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s #WorkForUsWednesday here at UDOT.  There are two new vacancies for the same job. Assistant Traffic Engineers are the ones who really keep Utah moving, by conducting traffic studies and monitoring traffic lights.

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

  • Recruitment #11117 – Assistant Traffic Engineer (Engineer III) – 2 vacancies, Region 2, Opens 01/11/2017, Closes 01/22/2017

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.

Media Event: UDOT and DPS to release preliminary 2016 traffic fatality numbers

UDOT and DPS to release preliminary 2016 traffic fatality numbers

Safety advocates ask Utahns to honor lives lost by choosing to drive safely

 

WHAT: On Wednesday, UDOT and DPS will release preliminary traffic fatality numbers for 2016. Leadership from the Departments of Transportation and Public Safety will be available at the State Capitol for one-on-one interviews.

Markers will fill the West staircase in the Capitol, one for each life lost on Utah roads in 2016, in memoriam and as a reminder to always put safety first while driving.

Prior to the media availability, the preliminary 2016 fatalities report will be emailed to media at 8 a.m. Wednesday to allow time for review.

 

WHEN: Media Availability Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 10 a.m.

  • 10 a.m.  Welcome, John Gleason (UDOT PIO) and Marissa Villasenor (DPS PIO)

  • 10:05 a.m.  One-on-one interviews, Carlos Braceras and Commissioner Keith Squires

 

WHO:

  • Director Carlos Braceras, UDOT

  • Commissioner Keith Squires, DPS

 

VISUALS:

  • Memorial markers depicting the number of Utah’s 2016 traffic-related deaths

  • Display of 2016 fatality numbers as infographics. Infographics will be made available to media, digitally and in print

 

WHERE: Utah State Capitol Rotunda, 350 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

 

CONTACTS:

John Gleason, UDOT PIO
801-560-7740
jgleason@utah.gov

Marissa Villasenor, DPS PIO
801.793.8025
mvillasenor@utah.gov

TRAVEL ADVISORY : US-89 in Logan Canyon Closed Due To Avalanche near Beaver Mountain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US-89 in Logan Canyon Closed Due To Avalanche near Beaver Mountain
 
Ogden- The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists that US-89 in Logan Canyon is closed just west of the Beaver Mountain turn-off (state Road 243) due to an avalanche that has blocked the highway.
It is not known as this time how long it will take to reopen the roadway.  Cell service is spotty at best in Logan Canyon so all the details about this slide are not known at this time.
Cache Valley-bound, and/or Bear Lake or Wyoming area residents may use  SR-30 to SR-16 to Wyoming 89 to I-84 at Evanston, Wyoming to travel to and from the area east of the avalanche.  Another potential route is US-89 north to ID-36 at Ovid, Idaho, which will direct travelers back into the Cache Valley at Preston, Idaho.
For further information, visit www.udottraffic.utah.gov, or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhones and Android Smartphones at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
— UDOT —

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 11, 2017

This week for #WorkForUsWednesday, there are two new job listings to explore. A Transportation Technician in West Valley, and an Administrative Services Manager in Richfield. Check them out and pass them along.

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

  • Recruitment #10998 – Transportation Technician II – Station 224, Region 2 – West Valley, Opens 1/4/17, Closes 1/16/17
  • Recruitment #11028 – Administrative Services Manager, Region 4 – Richfield, Opens 1/9/17, Closes 1/30/17

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.

UDOT to Install Signal at Arches National Park

For Immediate Release

 

UDOT to Install Signal at Arches National Park

Pedestrian signal detection to receive upgrades on Moab Main Street.

 

Moab, Utah (January 10, 2016) –  Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is installing a new signal system on U.S. Highway 191 at the entrance to Arches National Park.   The new installation will provide traffic detection and protective turning movements to reduce the potential for serious crashes.

Workers will also construct a raised median at this location to prohibit unsafe movements between the Northbound and Southbound travel lanes, in addition to striping for proper turning and merging for vehicles entering and leaving the highway at this location.

In addition to the intersection improvements near the entrance to Arches National Park a UDOT contractor will also be installing pedestrian signal activation poles and buttons at the following intersections on Moab Main Street.

  • SR-128

  • 100 North

  • Center Street

  • 100 South

  • 300 South

Construction at all intersections is anticipated to be complete by President’s Day.  Actual operation of the systems may take longer dependent upon scheduling availability for power connection work.

–UDOT–

 

Media Contact:
Kevin Kitchen
435-979-4551
kevin@utah.gov

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: UDOT Crews Prepare for Winter Rain Storms

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

UDOT Crews Prepare for Winter Rain Storms

 

Rain storms following recent snowfall have the potential to melt snowpack and cause flooding in many parts of Northern Utah. Monday crews in Salt Lake City will fill sandbags and continue work to keep roads ice free.

WHAT:
Media availability regarding preparations for a series of winter rain storms. UDOT will showcase how it’s ready and snow off some of the things they’re doing to prepare.

WHO:
UDOT maintenance shed personnel

WHERE:
UDOT Maintenance Station #225

1950 South 500 West
Salt Lake City

WHEN:
Monday January 9, 2017 at 10 a.m.

VISUALS

UDOT crews filling sand bags

UDOT road maintenance equipment

-UDOT-

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 4, 2017

It’s a new year, and a new #WorkForUsWednesday. We have three new listings and one extended listing.

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

  • Recruitment #10982 – Automotive Service Worker II (TL no benefits), Complex – Equipment Operations, Opens 12/29/16, Closes 1/5/17

  • *EXTENDED* Recruitment #10911 – Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent II), Complex / SLC, Opens 12/19/16, Closes 01/08/17
  • Recruitment #10993 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Scipio, Opens 1/4/17, Closes 1/11/17
  • Recruitment #10998 – Transportation Technician II – Station 224, Region 2 – West Valley, Opens 1/4/17, Closes 1/16/17

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 – December 28, 2016

It’s the last #WorkForUsWednesday in 2016. This weekly post is meant to highlight the diverse job opportunities available at UDOT. This week we have four new openings located throughout the state. Transportation Technicians are especially important this time of year, as they’re the ones that keep our snowy roads clear.

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

  • Recruitment #10925 – Senior Leader’s Assistant (Administrative Assistant), Complex – Program Development, Opens 12/21/16, Closes 1/5/17
  • Recruitment #10934 – Transportation Technician II (Logan Summit), Region 1, Opens 12/22/16, Closes 1/5/17
  • Recruitment #10916 – Information Specialist II, Region 2 – SLC, Opens 12/20/16, Closes 1/6/17
  • Recruitment #10968 – Transportation Technician II, Green River – Region 4, Opens 12/27/16, Closes 1/02/17

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.

#WorkfForUsWednesday – December 21, 2016

Happy #WorkForUsWednesday. We have two new openings in our region and main offices. They’re office jobs, but those are just as important to the mission 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 #10911 – Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent II), Complex / SLC, Opens 12/19/16, Closes 01/03/17
  • Recruitment #10916 – Information Specialist II, Region 2 – SLC, Opens 12/20/16, Closes 1/6/17

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 – December 14, 2016

It’s #WorkForUsWednesday. Check out these five new openings!

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

  • Recruitment #10710 – Senior Design Engineer (Engineer IV), Region 3 – Orem, Opens 12/07/2016, Closes 12/18/2016
  • Recruitment #10868 – Right of Way Title and Closing Program Manager (Program Manager), Complex – Right of Way, Opens 12/13/16, Closes 12/27/16
  • Recruitment #10846 – Region Safety Loss Control Coordinator, Region 3 – Orem, Opens 12/13/2016, Closes 01/05/2017
  • Recruitment #10724 – Transportation Technician – Station 233, Cottonwood Canyon/SLC (Region 2), Opens 12/7/16, Closes 12/14/16
  • Recruitment #10709 – Roadway Design Engineer (Engineer III), Region 3 – Orem, Opens 12/07/2016, Closes 12/18/16

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.