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NEWS RELEASE: UDOT Releases US-89 State Environmental Study Draft

UDOT Releases US-89 State Environmental Study Draft

Draft Includes Preferred Alternative for Future US-89 Operations

 

OGDEN– The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has released its draft US-89 State Environmental Study.

The draft study, which reflects the preferred alternative for the US-89 corridor from Farmington to I-84 in Uintah, is now available for public viewing on the project website. The preferred alternative was determined after over forty concepts underwent a rigorous screening process to evaluate the most feasible, environmentally responsible, and best addressed concerns raised by the public.

UDOT will also hold a public hearing on Thursday September 7, to obtain public comment on the environmental study draft. The hearing will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.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 its resulting recommendation.

“The main purpose of the public hearing is to provide clarity on the preferred alternative, as well as to gather public input,” said UDOT Project Manager Michael Romero. “Members of the project team will be available at the hearing to answer any questions.”

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.

The formal public comment period begins Thursday August 24, and continues through Monday September 25.

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UDOT Releases West Davis Corridor Final Environmental Impact Statement

For Immediate Release 

UDOT Releases West Davis Corridor Final Environmental Impact Statement 

UDOT and the Federal Highway Administration recommend a preferred alternative 

 

SALT LAKE CITY (July 6, 2017) — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential transportation corridor in western Davis and Weber counties. The Final EIS proposes 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.

Representing the final outcome of a seven-year process, the Final EIS details the West Davis Corridor (WDC) Study Team’s analysis of the western Davis and Weber community and environment. A total of 51 alternatives were developed and evaluated by the study team. This effort incorporated input from residents, farmers, community and environmental groups, cities, counties, state and federal resource agencies and other interested groups, which helped to refine the preferred alternative that is now being proposed.

“After years of detailed analysis, collaboration, and extensive public outreach, together we’ve identified a transportation solution that will benefit western Davis and Weber counties for many years to come,” said UDOT Project Manager Randy Jefferies. “The preferred alternative addresses current and future transportation needs while minimizing impacts to the community and environment.”

The number of households in western Weber and Davis counties is expected to increase by more than 65 percent by 2040, and Davis County is currently the second most densely populated county in the state. This one project will reduce traffic congestion west of I-15 by 35 percent in this area.

With the release of the Final EIS, an official comment period will take place through August 31 to allow the public time to review the document and submit their comments to UDOT and FHWA. The Final EIS is available on the WDC website (udot.utah.gov/westdavis), as well as in hard copy form at city hall buildings and libraries throughout the study area. Comments can be submitted the following ways:

All comments will be provided to FHWA for review and consideration. As the decision-making agency, FHWA, in coordination with UDOT, will respond to all  comments received on the Final EIS and include those responses in the Record of Decision document.

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

NEWS RELEASE: Ogden Canyon Highway to Close for Paving Work on Monday, June 19

For Immediate Release

 

Ogden Canyon Highway to Close for Paving Work on Monday, June 19

Local residents will be allowed in and out, while all others motorists must detour

  

Ogden – Utah Department of Transportation advises Ogden Valley and Ogden-area motorists that state Route 39, the Ogden Canyon Highway, will be closed to all through-traffic on Monday, June 19, while crews perform paving work in the canyon.

On Monday, crews will be paving over water line trenches in the canyon that have begun to subside since construction was performed there several years ago. In order to complete this paving work in one day and keep delay and detouring to a minimum, Ogden Canyon (SR-39) will be closed at Valley Drive on the west end, and at SR-158 over Pine View Dam on the east end, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday June 19.

During this work, all normal through-traffic to and from the Ogden Valley should consider using I-84 in Weber Canyon and SR-167, the Trappers Loop Highway, between Huntsville and Mountain Green, as an alternate route. Ogden Canyon residents will be allowed in and out of the closed area as needed.

For more information, iPhone and Android smartphone users may download the free UDOT Traffic app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play, to stay abreast of traffic movements and construction work 24-hours a day.

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

NEWS RELEASE: UDOT to Host Layton Open House Discussing US-89 Concepts on June 20

For Immediate Release

UDOT to Host Layton Open House Discussing US-89 Concepts on June 20

Public invited to view and comment on conceptual plans for updated US-89

 

Ogden – Utah Department of Transportation will hold an open house on Tuesday, June 20, to present conceptual alternative designs for the State Environmental Study addressing the future expansion of US-89. The open house will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Layton High School, 440 Wasatch Drive in Layton.

 

UDOT Project Manager Michael Romero said these conceptual alternatives have been developed following initial public input, and have been evaluated based on three basic criteria: reasonable access, travel demand, and their compatibility with network roadway classification. He said the open house will be an opportunity for the community to express their opinions on which of these concepts are preferred, and should move forward for more detailed study.

 

“Given that there are so many feasible options, we’re eager to get feedback from those who will be directly impacted by any changes,” said Romero.

 

He said the public is invited to visit the open house at any time during the meeting to participate in discussion about the environmental study and the future expansion of US-89. Members of the study team, including the project manager, traffic engineers and public information coordinators, will be available to discuss ideas and suggestions from those in attendance.

 

The public is encouraged to visit the project website at http://www.udot.utah.gov/us89/ for more detailed information about the project, to sign up for email updates, and to view the study timeline.

For any other questions or concerns, please contact the study hotline at 888-752-US89 (8789)

 

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

NEWS RELEASE: Monte Cristo Highway Opens For Season On May 25

For Immediate Release

 

Monte Cristo Highway Opens For Season On May 25

Seasonal highway will remain open to all traffic until next fall

 

Ogden– The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts that state Road 39, the Monte Cristo Highway, will open to all traffic for the spring and summer season at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.

SR-39 will open from milepost 37, the Ant Flat parking lot east of Huntsville, to milepost 56 near Woodruff in Rich County.  Once the gates are opened, the roadway between these two points will remain open until late next fall.  The remainder of this route is open year around.

SR-39 is closed for the winter months between these points each year due to motorist safety concerns and the prohibitive cost of keeping it open to traffic.  The roadway is opened each spring once winter weather conditions have generally subsided.  Motorists are advised, however, that winter storms may still occur at the highest elevations on this highway well into the summer months, so they should be prepared for this when traveling this route.

For information about Utah road conditions 24-hours per day, go to the UDOT Traffic Website at http://udottraffic.utah.gov, or download the free Utah Traffic App, available for download by most mobile devices.

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Media Contact:
Vic Saunders
UDOT Region 1 Communications Manager
vsaunders@utah.gov
Cell:  801-726-4120

For Immediate Release

 

 SR-30 Rehab Project from Riverside to Collinston Begins on May 1

Roadwork will take 60 days to remove and replace the top layer of pavement

 

 

OGDEN – The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists that a pavement rehabilitation project will get started on state Route 30 on May 1, from I-15 in Riverside to the SR-30/SR-38 junction in Collinston.

The SR-30 Rehabilitation Project will begin on Monday, and crews will be removing and then replacing the pavement on that roadway. The intent of this project is to extend the life of the roadway by removing the top layer of pavement and replacing it with new asphalt. Minor upgrades will also be completed in select areas along the route, such as placing gravel shoulder and repairing guardrails.

During this project, which is expected to take 60 days to complete, work is expected to occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with occasional Saturday work. One lane of traffic will be open in the vicinity of work being accomplished each day, with flaggers directing all traffic movements. Congestion and delays are possible, so motorists should consider alternative routes in advance.

This project is expected to be substantially complete during the month of July 2017.

Stakeholders who would like to be kept abreast of project progress can receive a weekly email updates by sending an email to SR30Renewed@utah.gov and write “updates” in the subject line. Schedules are subject to change due to materials availability or weather.

For questions, concerns or to request email updates contact the project team at 800-278-4282 or by emailing SR30Renewed@utah.gov

  

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Media Contact:

Vic Saunders
UDOT Region 1 Communications Manager
vsaunders@utah.gov
Cell:  801-726-4120

#WorkForUsWednesday – April 26, 2017

You’ve made it to Wednesday! Today for #WorkForUsWednesday, we have SIX new job openings to tell you about. Four of them are for Transportation Technicians and range across the state. Transportation Technicians are the employees we rely on to keep our roads well maintained. As we gear up for summer maintenance, we need hard working, dedicated folks to join our team. Many of the our top engineers started their UDOT careers at Transportation Technicians. Check out the job postings and send in your application.

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 #12037 – Transportation Technician II – Paint and Sign Crew, Region 1 – Ogden, Opens 04/19/2017, Closes 04/27/2017
  • Recruitment #12024 – Right of Way Lead Agent, Complex – SLC, Opens 4/19/17, Closes 5/10/17
  • Recruitment #12015 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4 – Bluff, Opens 4/19/17, Closes 5/3/17
  • Recruitment #12074 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4 – Beaver, Opens 4/24/17, Closes 5/7/17
  • Recruitment #12089 – Rotational Engineer, Region 4 – Richfield, Opens 4/25/17, Closes 5/4/17
  • Recruitment #12019 – Transportation Technician II – Region 4 – Panguitch, Opens 4/20/17, Closes 4/30/17

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.

#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.