Tag Archives: Region 2

NEWS RELEASE: Eastbound I-80 to Close This Weekend in Salt Lake City

For Immediate Release 

Eastbound I-80 to Close This Weekend in Salt Lake City

Drivers also advised to plan for closure of S.R. 201 near Tooele County and event traffic in Utah County

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 24, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan for a full closure of eastbound I-80 this weekend in Salt Lake City. Eastbound I-80 will close between the I-215 split and Foothill Drive from Friday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. to Monday, Aug. 28, at 5 a.m.

During this closure, all traffic will be detoured onto the I-215 east belt. Drivers will then need to exit at 3300 South, get onto northbound I-215, and follow the signs to eastbound I-80. Heavy congestion and delays of 30-40 minutes are expected along the detour route. UDOT recommends planning ahead, allowing plenty of extra time, and using alternate routes if possible. This closure will allow construction crews to complete maintenance work on the eastbound I-80 bridge over I-215.

 

Also this weekend, Tooele County travelers should plan for an overnight closure on S.R. 201 at the I-80 junction (I-80 exit 102). S.R. 201 will be closed from Friday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. for bridge maintenance. Drivers will be detoured to S.R. 202, and should allow extra travel time.

 

In Utah County, two events are scheduled this Saturday, with Brigham Young University’s first home football game scheduled to start at 1 p.m., and the LoveLoud concert at Utah Valley University scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

Drivers should plan to use 800 North and Center Street in Orem as routes to LaVell Edwards Stadium. For the LoveLoud concert, drivers should exit I-15 at Orem Center Street and use 1200 West. UDOT traffic engineers recommend avoiding University Parkway due to construction and expected heavy delays.

 

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 2, 2017

Welcome to another, or #WorkForUsWednesday here a UDOT. Today we have TWO new openings. Check them out.

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 #12959 – Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Journey Auto Worker), Complex – Equipment Shops, Opens 7/26/17, Closes 8/3/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12991 – Environmental Manager, Region 2 – Headquarters, Opens 8/1/17, Closes 8/15/17.  Click here to apply.

Click the link next to each posting, or visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation.
We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – July 26, 2017

It feels like Tuesday because of the short work week, but it’s Wednesday, or #WorkForUsWednesday here a UDOT. This week there are SIX new openings, primarily Design Engineers and Transportation Technicians. Check them out.

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 #12893 – Design Engineer (Engineer III), Two vacancies, Region 2 Headquarters, Opens 7/21/17, Closes 8/7/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12892 – Senior Design Engineer (Engineer IV), Region 2 Headquarters, Opens 7/21/17, Closes 8/7/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12925 – Design Team Leader (Engineering Manager I), Region 2 Headquarters, Opens 7/21/17, Closes 8/7/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12527 – Transportation Technician – Station 227, Region 2 – Draper, Opens 7/25/17, Closes 8/6/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12937 – Transportation Technician – Region 3, Strawberry Maintenance Station, Opens 7/25/17, Closes 8/1/17.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12941 – Seasonal Transportation Technician, Region 3, Saratoga Springs Maintenance Station, Opens 7/25/17, Closes 8/8/17, Click here to apply.

Click the link next to each posting, or visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation.
We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – July 19, 2017

Welcome to Wednesday, or as we like to call it, #WorkForUsWednesday. UDOT is a great place to start a career in transportation and construction. We’ve got FOUR new openings to highlight today. Check them out.

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 #12832 – Transportation Planning Manager (Urban Planning Manager), Complex – Program Development, Opens 7/18/17, Closes 8/2/17, Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12866 – Senior Roadway Design Engineer (Engineer IV), Region 4 – Richfield, Opens 7/18/17, Closes 7/26/17, Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12850 – Resident Engineer (Engineering Manager I), Region 4 – Richfield, Opens 7/18/17, Closes 7/26/17, Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #12842- Transportation Technician II, Region 2 – Wendover Maintenance Station, Opens 7/13/17, Closes 7/24/17, Click here to apply.

Click the link next to each posting, or visit the Utah State Jobs website to get more information about each position. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation.
We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

NEWS RELEASE: Westbound I-215 to Close This Weekend Near Parley’s Canyon

For Immediate Release

 

 

Westbound I-215 to Close This Weekend Near Parley’s Canyon

Heavy delays expected along detour route; drivers warned to use alternate routes

 

SALT LAKE CITY (June 22, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan for a full closure of westbound I-215 this weekend near Parley’s Canyon. Westbound I-215 will close between Foothill Drive and the westbound I-80 junction near 2300 East from Friday, June 23, at 9 p.m. to Monday, June 26, at 5 a.m.

During this closure, drivers will be detoured onto eastbound I-80 at Exit 2. They will then need to continue east up Parley’s Canyon to Exit 132 (Mount Aire Road), where they can turn around onto westbound I-80.  This detour route is approximately eight miles long, and heavy congestion and delays are expected. Drivers should plan ahead by allowing extra travel time, or using alternate routes and avoiding this section of I-215.

 

This closure will allow crews to break up the existing concrete and pave over it with new asphalt as part of a major pavement maintenance project on I-80 and I-215 in eastern Salt Lake City.

 

In addition, I-80 is reduced to one lane in each direction on weeknights between 1300 East and the I-80/I-215 split as part of this project.

 

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 – 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.

#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.

#WorkForUsWednesday – November 9, 2016

From the front lines, to program management, there are several career opportunities available at UDOT. For this week’s #WorkForUsWednesday, check out theses seven job openings.

UDOT’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life. Come join a workforce of over 1,600 employees who all work hard to keep Utah moving.

  • Recruitment #10470 – Transportation Technician II – Ogden, Region 1 Ogden, Opens 11/04/2016, Closes 11/10/2016
  • Recruitment #010434 – Electronic Technical Specialist II, Region 2 – Salt Lake City, Opens 11/7/16, Closes 11/27/16
  • Extended Recruitment #10156 – Seasonal Transportation Tech I, Region 2 – Wendover, Opens 9/29/16, Closes 11/13/16
  • Recruitment #10512 – Department Data Coordinator (Business Analyst Supervisor), Complex – Central Preconstruction, Opens 11/8/16, Closes 11/15/1
  • Recruitment #10503 – Right if Way Title and Closing Program Manager (Program Manager), Complex – Right of Way, Opens 11/8/16, Closes 11/15/16
  • Recruitment #10486 – Avalanche Forecaster (Roadway Safety Specialist II), Region 2 – Provo & American Fork Canyons, Opens 11/8/16, Closes 11/13/16
  • Recruitment #10497 – Office Specialist I (Temporary), Region 2 – SLC, Opens 11/8/16, Closes 11/15/16

Visit the Utah State Jobs website for more information on the specific job roles and to actually apply for these position. 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.

Region Two Sign Crew Members Get a Silver Barrel Award for Quick Installation

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Silver Barrel Award recipients (From left): Jayson Kesler, Amber Mortenson and Brandon Butters with UDOT executive director Carlos Braceras.

Sign Crew members Jayson Kesler and Brandon Butters and Traffic and Safety Coordinator Amber Mortenson received the Silver Barrel award Wednesday for their quick work getting a crosswalk up and ready for kids walking to school.
Earlier this month, region two was given the approval to install a school crosswalk across 3500 South and 6180 West due to some recent school boundary changes.
After a site visit Amber Mortenson contacted Jayson Kesler, lead at the sign crew, and explained to him that we needed signs up before school started that coming Wednesday. Jayson and crew went out and installed the foundations and posts later that day. The sign installation was delayed until the pavement markings could be installed.
Just a few days later, the city requested they be allowed to stripe the crosswalk since they had a crew available and it was needed the very next morning. So late in the day Amber again called on Jayson and his crew with a emergency request, asking them to in stall the signs before 6:45 the next morning.
Jayson did not hesitate and told Amber he would make it happen. Jayson’s entire crew is working on SR-150, most of them are even staying locally to make the job more efficient, so they were not close. Jayson Kesler and Brandon Buttars made the drive at 3:30 am to get the signs from the station and have them installed before the kids started crossing at 6:45 am.
The kids had a safe passage and the local police thanked them for helping make that possible on such short notice.
The sign crew always does what is asked of them with a smile and without complaining.

 

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The Silver Barrel Recipients with the entire Region Two leadership team.

#WorkForUsWednesday – July 13, 2016

Another #WorkForUsWednesday here at UDOT, with six more job openings. UDOT’s mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life. Come join a workforce of over 1,600 employees who all work hard to keep Utah moving.

  • Recruitment #9162 – Transportation Technician II – Hooper, R-1 Hooper, Opens 07/06/2016, Closes 07/19/2016
  • Recruitment #08943 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Purgatory, Opens 070/7/16, Closes 7/21/16
  • Recruitment #09200 – Transportation Planner (Transportation Project Manager), Complex – Planning, Opens 7/8/16, Closes 7/18/16
  •  Recruitment #09207 – Port of Entry Agent (Motor Carrier Spec II), Wendover Port of Entry, Opens 7/8/16, Closes 7/18/16
  • Recruitment #09201 – Financial Manager II, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 7/8/16, Closes 7/18/16
  • Recruitment #09211 – Materials Lab Technician III (Engineering Technician III), Region 2 / SLC, Opens 07/11/2016, Closes 07/25/2016

Visit the Utah State Jobs website for more information on the specific job roles and to actually apply for these position. 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.