Author: Zach Whitney

NEWS RELEASE: UDOT to Close I-15 in Lehi for Two Nights

For Immediate Release 

 

UDOT to Close I-15 in Lehi for Two Nights

Drivers should plan travel around closures, use alternate routes   

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 16, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for two overnight closures of I-15 in Lehi Oct. 17-18 for bridge construction.

Southbound I-15 will close Wednesday night, Oct. 17, between 2100 North and Lehi Main Street, and northbound I-15 will close in the same area on Thursday night, Oct. 18. These freeway closures are scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. each night, and all lanes are expected to reopen by 4 a.m. the next morning.

During these overnight freeway closures, all traffic traveling in the direction of the closure will be detoured off I-15 and back on via Lehi Main Street, State Street, 2100 North, and 850 East. Drivers should allow extra time and expect delays along the detour route. UDOT encourages those planning travel during these closures to TravelWise by considering using alternate routes or adjusting their schedule.

These two overnight closures will allow construction crews to place beams for the new 600 East bridge over I-15 in Lehi. This bridge is being reconstructed as part of the I-15 Technology Corridor project, which is widening I-15 from four to six lanes in each direction and rebuilding the freeway with new concrete pavement between Lehi Main Street and S.R. 92.

The I-15 Technology Corridor project is also redesigning the interchanges at 2100 North and S.R. 92, adding a new frontage road system, and constructing a new bridge over I-15 at Triumph Boulevard, all with the goal of improving traffic flow in this fast-growing area of Utah County. Construction is scheduled for completion in late 2020.

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.

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

State Route 30 Final Environmental Statement Now Available for Review

For Immediate Release

 

State Route 30 Final Environmental Statement Now Available for Review

 

OGDEN – The Utah Department of Transportation announces the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and the official Record of Decision (ROD) for proposed improvements to State Route 30 between SR-252 (1000 West) in Logan and SR-23 in Petersboro.

The ROD constitutes UDOT’s approval of the Highway Action Alternative and the Separate Pedestrian and Bike Path Alternative (Selected Alternatives) as described in the SR-30 FEIS and Section 4(f) Evaluation (Final EIS). UDOT prepared the EIS to identify improvements to address current and long-term traffic congestion and safety needs of SR-30.

Known locally as the Valley View Highway, the SR-30 study area runs from 1000 West (SR-252) in Logan to SR-23 in Petersboro  Since its beginning in July 2016, the study has identified exceptional environmental issues and conditions on the corridor, projected future conditions, established the corridor “Purpose and Need,” evaluated possible improvement options, and has now identified the selected alternatives outlined in the FEIS document.

During the study process, UDOT consulted with affected and required agencies and gathered input from local governments, interested stakeholders and the public.

To read the FEIS and ROD, interested persons can view copies at the Logan City Library, 255 North Main Street; at the Cache County Clerk’s office in the County Administration Building, 179 North Main Street; or the UDOT Region One Headquarters, 166 West Southwell Street, Ogden.  A copy of the FEIS and the ROD are also available for review electronically at http://www.udot.utah.gov/sr30study.

For general information about the study, contact UDOT Project Manager Dave Adamson, at 801-620-1684 or email him at deadamson@utah.gov.

 

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UDOT Region One
Media Contact: Vic Saunders
Mobile: 801-726-4120
Office: 801-620-1641
Email: vsaunders@utah.gov
Twitter: @UDOTRegionOne

#WorkForUsWednesday – October 10, 2018

 

It’s a rainy #WorkForUsWednesday this week. Curl up with a warm drink ant check out these SIX new positions open here at UDOT. Many openings are for Seasonal Transportation Technicians. These are our snow plow drivers. They’re some of the most important employees we have, and the frontline of keeping Utah moving.

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 #17374 –  Seasonal Transportation Technician I – Region 3 – East Area (Duchesne, Strawberry, Roosevelt, & Vernal). Opens 9/27/18, Closes when filled. If you know someone that may be interested, tell them to visit one of the listed maintenance stations to apply. Click here to view job bulletin.
  • Recruitment #17459 – Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Journey Auto Worker), Region 1, Ogden, Opens 10/4/18, Closes 10/21/18.  Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #17444 – Senior Communications Manager (Program Manager), Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 10/09/2018, Closes 10/21/2018
  • Recruitment #17483  Port of Entry Agent III (Motor Carrier Spec III), Monticello Port of Entry, Opens 10/918, Closes 10/15/18.  (Position may be filled as a Port of Entry Agent II for applicants without POE experience and certs).  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17503 –  Seasonal Transportation Technician I – Region 3 – Lehi. Opens 10/9/18, Closes when filled. If you know someone that may be interested, tell them to visit the Lehi Maintenance Station to apply. Click here to view job bulletin.
  • Recruitment #17494 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Purgatory, Opens 10/09/2018, Closes 10/21/2018 Click here to view job bulletin.

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: UDOT projects prepare for severe weather

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: UDOT projects prepare for severe weather

Ahead of potential flooding concerns, UDOT projects are taking steps to protect work zones

WHAT:

UDOT crews on our I-15 Tech Corridor project are prepping for potential flooding. The project team has 400 sandbags filled and ready to go. Media is invited to observe preparations and talk with representatives about how we protect work zones during massive weather events.

WHERE:

I-15 Technology Corridor batch plant (Access from 2100 N., just West of the I-15 2100 N interchange)

WHEN:

Today, Tuesday, October 2, 2018

 

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – September 26, 2018

Welcome to Wednesday, or #WorkForUsWednesday. Today we have SIX new position to tell you about. Among those is a new Standards and Innovation Manager/Engineer. There are two links for this one position. One is for a certified engineer, and the other is for a non-engineer. Be sure to click on the link that applies to you.

Click on the link below to get more information and to apply. 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 #17255 – Accounting Technician III – Region 1, Ogden,  Opens 9/17/18, Closes 9/30/18.  Click here to apply.


  • Recruitment #17319 – Transportation Technician II – Sardine Summit, Region 1, Opens 9/21/18 Closes 10/3/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17330 – Transportation Technician II – Clearfield, Region 1, Opens 9/24/18 Closes 10/8/18.  Click here to apply. (2 positions)
  • Recruitment #17334 – Standards & Innovation Engineer (EM I), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 9/25/18 Closes 10/9/18.  Click here to apply.  ENGINEERS PLEASE APPLY USING THIS LINK.
  • Recruitment #17334 – Standards & Innovation Manager (Transportation Project Manager), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 9/25/18 Closes 10/9/18.  Click here to apply.   NON-ENGINEERS PLEASE APPLY USING THIS LINK.
  • Recruitment #17263 – Rotational Engineer, Regions 1,2,& 3, Opens 9/25/18, Closes when filled.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17264 – Rotational Engineer, Region 4, Opens 9/25/18, Closes when filled.  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.

#WorkForUsWednesday – September 12, 2018

Did you know today in National Chocolate Milkshake day? Here at UDOT, it just happens to also be #WorkForUsWednesday. Today we have ONE new position to tell you about. Our Data Analytics eBusiness Project Managers oversee the many software tools we use as a department. As we move more and more into a paperless world, these software tools become more and more important. .

Click on the link below to get more information and to apply. 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 #17233 – Data Analytics eBusiness Project Manager (Electronic Business Project Manager), Complex – Program Development, Opens 9/11/18, Closes 9/18/18.  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.

Availability of Federal Transit Administration Funds

Availability of Federal Transit Administration Funds

The Utah Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the availability of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds for Federal Fiscal Year 2022. Administration of available funds is competitive and requires application for those funds. The first phase of the application process begins on September 1, 2018 with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI).

To submit a LOI, visit our website at www.udot.utah.gov/go/loi. The last day to submit an LOI form is October 15, 2018. If you do not have access to the internet and would like to fill out a hard copy of the LOI, please contact Tim Boschert at tboschert@utah.gov, 801-870-4770 or Uday Teki at uteki@utah.gov, 801-965-4210.

Funding is available for the following programs:

  • Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Section 5311 – Formula Grants for Rural Areas
  • Section 5339 – Bus and Bus Facilities

For more information on the LOI and application process go to UDOT’s Public Transit home page at www.udot.utah.gov/publictransit or visit the Application Process and Guidance page directly at, www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg::::1:T,V:4453.

For additional information on the above federal FTA programs please go to FTA’s website at www.transit.dot.gov/grants.

Federal Transit Administration
Utah Department of Transportation
STIP Program Years 2022

Advertisement for Funding for Eligible Projects*

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)
Program Year Program Amount Program Area
5310 2022 $221,035

$286,590

Statewide*

Small Urban*

5311 2022 $5,086,011 Statewide
5339 2022 $3,500,000

$427,952

Statewide

Small Urban

*Program amounts are approximate amounts and subject to change

*Small Urban: Logan City and City of St. George

*Statewide: Outside of MPO Regions and Small Urban

Media Briefing: UDOT, UHP to Report on Highway Fatalities for 100 Deadliest Days

Media Briefing: UDOT, UHP to Report on Highway Fatalities for 100 Deadliest Days

Transportation and law enforcement leaders to highlight lifesaving behavior changes for drivers, passengers and motorcyclists  

WHAT: The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) will report on what has been a disappointing summer for driver, passenger and pedestrian fatalities on Utah roads from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, known as the 100 Deadliest Days. The 100 Deadliest Days typically averages twice as many fatal crashes compared to the rest of the year.  This year Utah saw dramatic increases in motorcycle, unbuckled and aggressive driving fatalities.

With 94 percent of all crashes caused by human error, UDOT and UHP will challenge Utahns to do a better job with zero texting, zero distractions, zero driving under the influence, zero speeding and zero unbuckled passengers. University of Utah student Mariana Sablan will share how using her seat belt kept her from becoming a fatality this summer.

WHEN:           Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 10 – 11 a.m.

WHERE:         South Bountiful Auto 2166 W 2425 S, Woods Cross

WHO:              Mariana Sablan – Rollover survivor and seatbelt user

Col. Michael Rapich – Utah Highway Patrol

John Gleason, UDOT Public Information Officer

VISUALS:

·         2018 100 Deadliest Days statistics

·         Crashed vehicles at South Bountiful Auto

·         Mariana Sablan crash photos ( Dropbox Link)

 

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

Plan Ahead for I-15 Delays over Labor DayWeekend

For Immediate Release 

 

Plan Ahead for I-15 Delays over Labor DayWeekend

Trips through Salt Lake and Utah counties may take up to an hour longer this Friday 

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 29, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recommends Wasatch Front drivers plan ahead for I-15 delays this Thursday and Friday due to holiday traffic for the Labor Day weekend. Trips through Salt Lake and Utah counties on I-15 could take 30 minutes longer on Thursday, and up to an hour longer on Friday.

UDOT engineers expect increased traffic on Thursday between 2:30 and 7 p.m., and on Friday between 2 and 8:30 p.m., with heaviest delays around 5 p.m. each day. Due to return trips on Monday, northbound I-15 will see heavier traffic south of Payson from 10 a.m. through 9 p.m.

Across the state, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to traffic to help reduce delays during Labor Day weekend (Friday through Monday). However, existing lane restrictions or traffic shifts will remain in place where needed to protect the work zone and ensure safety. Some areas where drivers should expect restrictions include:

I-15 Technology Corridor: On I-15 in Lehi, the northbound lanes are split from 2100 North to S.R. 92, and the speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour through the construction zone from S.R. 92 to Main Street. Drivers should be alert when driving through the work zone and anticipate areas of rough or uneven pavement.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance, Sevier County: I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction in sections between the Sevier/Millard county line and the U.S. 89 junction. All traffic has been shifted to the westbound lanes, and the speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour through the work zone.

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.

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – August 22, 2018

Welcome to another Wednesday, or #WorkForUsWednesday here at UDOT. Today we have SEVEN new positions  open across the department.

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 #16918  Accounting Technician III, Region 2 Mechanics Shop – Salt Lake City, Opens 8/15/18, Closes 8/29/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #16953 – Property Inventory Program Manager, Complex – Right of Way, Opens 8/15/18, Closes 8/27/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #16918  Accounting Technician III, Region 2 Mechanics Shop – Salt Lake City, Opens 8/15/18, Closes 8/29/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #16960 – Property Manager (Right of Way Agent III), Complex – Right of Way, Opens 8/16/18, Closes 8/27/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #16969 – Transportation Technician II – Paint and Sign Crew, Region 1 – Ogden, Opens 8/16/18, Closes 8/26/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #16958 – Consultant Services Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent III), Complex – Consultant Services, Opens 8/17/18, Closes 8/27/18.  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.