Author: Zach Whitney

NEWS RELEASE: Honeyville I-15 Bridge Demolition Work to begin Monday, November 13

For Immediate Release

 

Honeyville I-15 Bridge Demolition Work to begin Monday, November 13

  

Ogden– The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists that the bridge over I-15, at the Honeyville (SR-240) Interchange in Box Elder County, will close Monday, November 13, and east/west traffic on SR-240 will be embargoed until next spring.

SR-240 over I-15, between the on- and off-ramps, will close on Monday, November 13 at 8 a.m. and will remain closed until April 2018, while crews begin work to demolish the existing bridge and rebuild a new one in its place. This closure will block east-west access over I-15 through the duration of the project. During this demolition work, the interstate ramps will remain open and vehicles wishing to cross east-west over I-15 will be detoured to the interchanges to the north (Exit 376, Tremonton/Garland) and south (Exit 365, 900 North).

In order to safely demolish the bridge, UDOT will temporarily close all lanes on I-15 and divert the interstate traffic around the demolition area via the Honeyville Interchange off- and on-ramps.  The demolition will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14 and 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Intermittent lane closures on I-15 may take place through the remainder of the week.

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.

For further general information about the I-15 Honeyville Interchange project, 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 –

 

UDOT Region One
Contact: Vic Saunders

Office: (801) 620-1641
Mobile: (801) 726-4120
E-mail: vsaunders@utah.gov
Twitter: @UDOTRegionOne

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: UDOT warns: the scariest part of Halloween is pedestrian crashes

For Immediate Release:

UDOT warns: the scariest part of Halloween is pedestrian crashes

Crash survivors emphasize the need for trick-or-treaters to be seen and safe this Halloween

WHAT:

In 2015, four Utahns, including three children under the age of four, were hit in a crosswalk while trick-or-treating. Two years later, the family will gather at the crash site with the Utah Department of Transportation to share their story in hopes of encouraging everyone to stay safe this Halloween and always.

October is the deadliest month in Utah for pedestrian crashes. Dusk, dawn and dark hours increase the risk for an auto-pedestrian crash. Nearly half of all Utah pedestrian fatalities happen between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight.

WHERE:

400 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City (location of the 2015 crash)

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

WHO:

  • Parent hit by the truck: Keith Simmon

  • Children hit by the truck: Eleanor Simmon, Frederick Simmon and Tovah Davis

  • Witnesses of the crash: Anna Simmon, Brett and Amy Davis

VISUALS:

  • Children in their Halloween costumes

  • The same intersection where the crash occurred in 2015

  • Reflective gear and lights display: reflective gear, stickers, lights and other simple solutions for trick-or-treaters of all ages

 

-UDOT-

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – October 18, 2017

Today is another wonderful #WorkForUsWednesday. We have FOUR new job openings to tell you about, including several openings for Transportation Technicians. These employees are essential in our work of maintaining state roads, particularly as we move into winter.

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 #13720 – GIS Intern, Complex – Central Preconstruction, Opens 10/13/17, Closes 10/23/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment # 13714 – Transportation Technician – Station 230, Region 2 – SLC, Opens, 10/13/17, Closes 10/22/17. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13767 – Transportation Technician II – Duchesne, Region 3. Opens 10/17/17, Closes 10/31/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13708 – Seasonal Transportation Technicians, Region 3 –  East Area (Duchesne, Roosevelt, Vernal, and Manila) , Opens 10/16/17 and remains open until filled. Interested applicants should visit the maintenance stations to apply in person. Click here to view the job posting (not 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 – October 11, 2017

Welcome to #WorkForUsWednesday. There are several openings here at UDOT. Check out these FOUR new openings. The majority are for Transportation Technicians, who are our frontline support maintaining roads and plowing in the winter.

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 #13644 – Seasonal Transportation Technicians, Region 3 –  Lehi and Saratoga Springs, Opens 10/5/17 and remains open until filled. Interested applicants should visit the Lehi or Saratoga Springs maintenance stations to apply in person. Click here to view the job posting (not apply).
  • Recruitment #13643 – Financial Analyst II, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 10/5/17, Closes 10/16/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13308 – Transportation Technician – Station 232 &233, Region 2 –  Murray & SLC, Opens 10/5/17, Closes 11/1/17 Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13612 – Transportation Technician III Materials – Colton, Region 4. Opens 10/10/17, Closes 10/18/17 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 – October 4, 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve had a #WorkForUsWednesday, but there are several openings here at UDOT. Check out these FOUR new openings in Region Three and the central office.

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 #13581 – Right of Way Property Research Analyst (Senior Research Analyst), TL with benefits, Complex – Right of Way, Opens 9/29/17, Closes 10/9/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13589 – Transportation Technician II, Region 3 – Provo/Orem, Opens 9/29/17, Closes 10/10/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13371 – Survey Technician IV, Region 3 – Orem, Opens 10/3/17, Closes 10/22/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #13630 – Senior Leader’s Assistant (Administrative Assistant), Complex – Program Development, Opens 10/4/17, Closes 10/18/17.  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: UDOT and FHWA Release Record of Decision for West Davis Corridor

UDOT and FHWA Release Record of Decision for West Davis Corridor

FHWA approves UDOT’s preferred alternative for new road in Davis/Weber counties

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 3, 2017) — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the West Davis Corridor. The ROD is the final step in the Environmental Impact Statemet (EIS) process.

 

The ROD approves UDOT’s preferred alternative for a new 19-mile highway from Farmington to West Point, connecting with I-15 and Legacy Parkway at Glovers Lane on the south end, and S.R. 37 (1800 North) at approximately 4000 West on the north end. The new highway will improve mobility through 2040 in western Davis and Weber counties.

 

“This decision has been reached carefully and with great respect for the collaborative efforts of thousands of stakeholders over several years,” UDOT Project Manager Randy Jefferies said. “We will continue working closely with cities, agencies, and other stakeholders as we move into the more detailed design for this new corridor.”

 

The ROD includes responses to comments received regarding the Final EIS for the West Davis Corridor. In addition, the document outlines specific requirements for mitigation that must be met during design and construction of the corridor. The ROD is available for review on the project website, http://udot.utah.gov/westdavis.

 

The Utah Transportation Commission recently approved funding for construction of the first phase of the West Davis Corridor – from Farmington to Syracuse. Design and property acquisition for the highway will take place in 2018 and 2019, followed by construction starting in 2020. This first phase of the new corridor is anticipated to be open by 2022.

-UDOT-

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

Media Briefing: UDOT to Close 10600 South Interchange for Underpass Construction

Media Briefing: UDOT to Close 10600 South Interchange for Underpass Construction

Interchange to close through late September; Media invited to view the future underpass up close

 

WHAT:

Media briefing regarding the closure of the 10600 South interchange for the construction of a new underpass. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is constructing a new underpass at the 10600 South interchange that will connect the northbound I-15 off-ramp to the heart of downtown Sandy. During construction, the 10600 South interchange is scheduled to close from Friday night, Sept. 8, through Monday morning, Sept. 25.

Members of the media are invited to tour the construction zone and view the future underpass up close prior to the closure.

 Closed-toe shoes and long pants are REQUIRED to enter the construction zone. Media not wearing proper attire WILL NOT be allowed in the work zone.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 7, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Texas Roadhouse parking lot  — 200 W 10600 South, Sandy

(West of the Shops at South Town)

Directions: Exit at 10600 South and turn toward the mall. Turn left on Auto Mall Drive into the mall parking lot, then turn left again and continue to Texas Roadhouse.

 

WHO:

Lisa Zundel, UDOT project manager

 

VISUALS:

–       Construction crews and heavy equipment working

–       Underpass structure

–       Traffic passing on the interstate

 

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

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Report on Utah’s 100 Deadliest Days to Be Released

Report on Utah’s 100 Deadliest Days to Be Released

UDOT and DPS urge drivers to be safe on Utah’s roads

 

WHAT: The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) will release traffic fatality numbers for the 100 Deadliest Days in 2017 during a media availability. The 100 Deadliest Days is the time period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, where traffic fatalities typically almost double on Utah roads.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at 10 a.m.

VISUALS: Markers will be placed in the lawn near the Calvin Rampton Building indicating how many lives were lost during the 100 Deadliest Days in 2017.

 

WHO:

  • Todd Royce, DPS
  • John Gleason, UDOT

 

WHERE: Calvin Rampton Building: 4501 S 2700 W, Taylorsville, UT 84119

MEDIA CONTACT:
John Gleason
UDOT PIO
801-560-7740
jgleason@utah.gov

US-89 State Environmental Study Public Hearing This Thursday

For Immediate Release

US-89 State Environmental Study Public Hearing This Thursday

Meeting will provide information on UDOT’s preferred Alternative for US-89

 

OGDEN– The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will hold a public hearing on its preferred alternative for the US-89 corridor, from Farmington to Interstate 84, this Thursday night September7.

According to UDOT Project Manager Michael Romero, the public hearing will be held from 4:30 to 7p.m. at the Davis Conference Center, 800 Heritage Park Boulevard in Layton. The public is invited to attend this meeting, to learn more about the study and how the study team arrived at this recommendation, and to comment on it.

“The main purpose of the public hearing is to provide clarity on the preferred alternative, as well as to gather public input on it,” Romero said. “The team spent a lot of time, and looked at many different ideas and concepts to arrive at this point of our study.”

“Now we would like the public to tell us what it thinks about the alternative that has surfaced as the most feasible, environmentally responsible and best addressed the concerns that have been expressed,” he continued. “Members of the project team will be available at the hearing to answer any questions,” he said.

The formal public comment period began on August 24, and continues through Monday, September 25. If unable to attend the hearing, the public is encouraged to review the US-89 State Environmental Study draft, and to make comments via the study website at “www.udot.utah.gov/us89”, by email to “us89@utah.gov,” or by phone at 888-752- US89 (8789). Comments may also be made by mail to: The US-89 State Environmental Study, c/o FrontLine Public Involvement, P.O. Box 1033, Farmington, UT 84025.

— UDOT —

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Vic Saunders
UDOT Region One Communications Manager
801.620.1641
vsaunders@utah.gov

NEWS RELEASE: Foothill Drive Freeway Ramps Reopen Today

For Immediate Release

Foothill Drive Freeway Ramps Reopen Today

Drivers also advised to plan for 10600 S interchange closure and S.R. 201 paving after Labor Day

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 31, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) re-opened several ramps at the I-80/Foothill Drive interchange in time for the first University of Utah home football game, and two weeks ahead of schedule.

The I-80 eastbound exit at Foothill Drive, along with the ramp from Foothill Drive to southbound I-215, has been closed for several months. While these ramps were closed, crews completed maintenance and reconstruction work on several bridges, such as removing and replacing the bridge deck (driving surface), patching potholes, repairing bridge walls, and repainting beams to prevent corrosion. This work extends the useful life of the bridges and makes the pavement smoother for drivers.

In addition, the I-15 on- and off-ramps at 900 South near downtown Salt Lake City, is scheduled to reopen by Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, in time for the morning commute. The exit has been closed since late July so crews could repave the ramp and reconstruct the bridge over 300 West.

After the Labor Day weekend, drivers should plan for new closures on two projects in Sandy and West Valley City.

The I-15 interchange at 10600 South is scheduled to close from Friday, Sept. 8, through Monday, Sept. 25. 10600 South will be closed in both directions over I-15, and nearly all of the on- and off-ramps at the interchange will be closed as well. Drivers will still be able to exit from southbound I-15 onto westbound 10600 South, and will be able to get from eastbound 10600 South onto southbound I-15 – but all other ramps will be closed.

During this closure, crews will be working to slide a new underpass into place that will connect the northbound I-15 off-ramp with Monroe Street, west of the mall.

In addition, on Tuesday night, Sept. 5, work is scheduled to begin on a repaving project on S.R. 201 between Redwood Road and Bangerter Highway. Drivers should expect lane restrictions in both directions during overnight hours and on weekends. This project will continue through fall.

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.

-UDOT-

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