Author: Zach Whitney

#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.

 

-UDOT-

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

 

NEWS RELEASE: I-15 to Close for Two Nights in Box Elder County This Week

For Immediate Release

 

I-15 to Close for Two Nights in Box Elder County This Week

Interstate closure will allow crews to build new bridge over I-15 in Honeyville 

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 2, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises northern Utah drivers to plan ahead for two overnight closures on I-15 in Box Elder County this week. I-15 will close in both directions at Exit 372 in Honeyville on Wednesday, Jan. 3, and Thursday, Jan. 4, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each night for bridge construction.

While crews install new steel beams for the new bridge, UDOT will divert all I-15 traffic onto the off- and on-ramps at exit 372 in Honeyville. Drivers will still be able to continue on I-15, but will need to plan for reduced speeds and moderate delays and allow extra time to travel through the detour. Motorists with time-sensitive travel should consider using alternate routes, such as parallel SR-13, at either Elwood or Corinne, or via SR-38, at either Collinston or Brigham City. Intermittent lane closures on I-15 may take place through the remainder of the week.

Then, on the nights of Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday, Jan. 9, northbound I-15 will be closed in this area for bridge work. All lanes on southbound I-15 will remain open during this time. Construction on this project is scheduled for completion this spring.

For further information about the I-15 Honeyville Interchange project, drivers can call the project hotline at 801-901-4064, email the project team at honeyvillebridge@utah.gov, or visit the project website at www.udot.utah.gov/go/honeyvillebridge.

-UDOT-

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

WorkForUsWednesday – December 27, 2017

This is the last #WorkForUsWednesday of 2017. What a year it’s been. Today we have FOUR positions to highlight, including an Archaeologist! We employ Archaeologists to help us in the process of constructing roadways, making sure historical and cultural areas remain intact. 

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 #14420 – Traffic Studies Engineer – Part Time (EM I), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 12/21/17, Closes 1/3/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14421 – Active Transportation Safety Manager (Transportation Project Manager), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 12/21/17, Closes 1/3/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14492 – Region Archaeologist (Research Consultant I), Region 4 – Richfield or Cedar City, Opens 12/22/17, Closes 1/11/18.  Click here to apply.
  • EXTENDED: Recruitment #14314 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4, Beaver, Opens 12/07/17, Closes 12/19/17 Extended to 01/09/18 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.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 20, 2017

Today is a snowy #WorkForUsWednesday. We have SIX different positions for you today, including Transportation Technicians, who are our snow plow drivers. 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 #14317 – Accounting Technician III, Complex – Central Shops, Opens 12/15/17, Closes 12/26/17. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14392 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Emery, Opens 12/18/17, Closes 1/03/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14445 – Transportation Technician II, Region 3 – Saratoga Springs, Opens 12/20/17, Closes 01/02/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14460 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1 – Ogden, Opens 12/20/17, Closes 01/02/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14465 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1 – Riverside, Opens 12/20/17, Closes 01/01/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14468 – Financial Analyst II, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 12/20/17, Closes 01/04/18. 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: 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.