MEDIA EVENT – UDOT Leader to Move His Office to Active Work Zone

UDOT Leader to Move His Office to Active Work Zone

 Briefing to be held at temporary office in I-215 construction zone as part of National Work Zone Safety Week

WHAT:
A briefing will be conducted in the I-215 construction area to provide media with a first-hand experience of working conditions in the middle of a busy freeway. UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras will speak from his new desk in his temporary “office” in the middle of the work zone to encourage drivers to use caution so they, as well as construction crews, can return home safely at the end of each day.

Media members will also be able to speak with UDOT and construction workers who have experienced work zone safety incidents or near misses to illustrate the importance of slowing down, paying attention, and obeying posted signs.

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m.

* Journalists must be present for a safety orientation, which will begin promptly at 9:15. Shuttle vehicles will leave at 9:25 a.m., as attendees will be escorted to the work zone for on-site interviews and filming, then returned to UDOT’s Region Two.

WHERE:
UDOT Region 2
2010 South 2760 West
(The building north of the Traffic Operations Center)

* To enter the construction zone, participants must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. In addition, personal protective equipment will be provided and must be worn. Any individuals not in proper attire will not be allowed in the work zone.

WHO:
Carlos Braceras, UDOT executive director
Construction workers

VISUALS:
–  UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras seated at his desk in the middle of a construction zone
–  Up-close view of construction crews and machinery, including concrete pavers, dump trucks, and other construction equipment
–  View of the construction zone and live traffic passing on I-215

 

-UDOT-

Media Contact:
John Gleason
Public Information Office
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.

Snow Plow Driver Legislative Recognition – Passing of SCR5

Friday the Utah State Senate passed SRC5, a concurrent resolution recognizing the state’s snow plow drivers and the hard work they do. the resolution points out that work done by maintenance crews to plow snow and apply road salt saves lives. This is because those efforts reduce crashes by 88%, thereby reducing both injuries and accident costs by 85%. Several drivers were on the Senate floor as the resolution received it’s reading and received a standing ovation by the state senators for the hard work they’ve already done this winter, and the work they’ll continue to do going forward.

Read the resolution here.

#WorkForUsWednesday – February 8, 2016

It’s #WorkForUsWednesday and there are NINE new openings for positions covering every region of UDOT.  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 #11208- Transportation Technician II – Wellsville, Region 1 – Wellsville, Opens 01/31/2017, Closes 02/12/2017
  • Recruitment #11317- Transportation Technician II – Strawberry, Region 3 – Strawberry, Opens 02/01/2017, Closes 02/12/2017
  • Recruitment #11349 – Receptionist (Office Spec II), Complex – Administration, Opens 2/3/17, Closes 2/9/17
  • Recruitment #11180 – Electronic Technical Spec II, Traffic Operations Center, Opens 2/3/17, Closes 2/13/17
  • Recruitment #11347 – Transportation Technician – Station 227, Region 2 – Draper, Opens 2/6/17, Closes 2/12/17
  • Recruitment #11335– Roadway Design Engineer (Engineer III), Region 2 – SLC, Opens 02/02/2017, Closes 02/19/2017
  • EXTENDED: Recruitment #11236 – Journey Welder/Truck Equipment Installer, Complex – Equipment Operations, Opens 1/25/17, Closes 2/9/17 
  • EXTENDED: Recruitment #11212, Journey Auto Worker – Ogden, Region 1 – Ogden, Extended to  02/12/2017
  • Recruitment #11257 – Field Engineer (Engineer III) – Region 4, Price – Opens 2/7/17, 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.

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 25, 2017

For this week’s #WorkForUsWednesday there are nine new openings for positions in almost every region of UDOT.  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 #10835 – Region Contract Specialist (Engineering Technician IV), Region 1 – Ogden, Open 01/06/2017 to 01/29/2017
  • Recruitment #11169 – Bridge Engineer (Engineer IV), Complex – Structures, Opens 1/19/17, Closes 1/26/17
  • Recruitment #11170 – Instructional Designer (TL with benefits), Complex – Training, Opens 1/19/17, Closes 1/26/17
  • Recruitment #11177 – Port of Entry Agent (Motor Carrier Spec II), Wendover Port of Entry, Opens 1/19/17, Closes 2/2/17
  • Recruitment #11167 – Transportation Technician II – Paint Crew, Region 1 – Ogden/Clearfield, Opens 01/23/2017, Closes 01/30/2017
  • Recruitment #11227 – Transportation Technician II – Vernal, Region 3 – Vernal, Opens 01/24/2017, Closes 01/31/2017
  • Recruitment #11212, Journey Auto Worker – Ogden, Region 1 – Ogden, Opens 01/24/2016, Closes 02/05/2017
  • Recruitment #11074, Utilities and Railroads Leader (Transportation Project Manager), Region 2 Salt Lake AND Region 3 Orem, Opens 01/24/2017, Closes 02/02/2017
  • Recruitment #11236 – Journey Welder/Truck Equipment Installer, Complex – Equipment Operations, Opens 1/25/17, Closes 2/1/17

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.

VIDEO: Crews Place Girders over SR-201


Friday night – before the snow really started to fly – UDOT crews placed beams for the new southbound bridge on I-215 over SR-201. A total of 16 individual beams were placed – each one weighing almost 22 tons, and nearly 115 feet long. UDOT closed the freeway during overnight hours, when fewer cars are on the road, to keep traffic moving and reduce delays for drivers. The freeway closed at 9 p.m.  and reopened before 5 a.m. – more than two hours ahead of schedule.

 

The I-215 bridges over SR-201 are being rebuilt as part of the I-215 west belt reconstruction. The project is moving forward during winter months, with activities such as concrete paving and barrier installation continuing as weather permits. Crews are also working to install sign foundations and traffic management system equipment. Construction on the project is on track for completion this fall.