Monthly Archives: May 2019

#WorkForUsWednesday – May 29, 2019

This week, we have thirteen new job openings to post for #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 #20071 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1, Ogden, Opens 5/22/19, Closes 6/5/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19651 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4, Bluff, Opens 5/21/19, Closes 6/11/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19462- Transportation Technician II, Murray and West Jordan (2 positions), Region 2, 05/23/2019, Closes 06/09/2019. Click here to apply.   
  • Recruitment #20100- Transportation Technician II, Salt Lake (225 & 230) (2 positions), Region 2, 05/23/2019, Closes 06/09/2019. Click here to apply.   
  • Recruitment #20103- Transportation Technician II, Parleys, Region 2, 05/23/2019, Closes 06/09/2019. Click here to apply.     
  • Recruitment #20104- Transportation Technician II, Echo, Region 2, 05/23/2019, Closes 06/09/2019. Click here to apply.     
  • Recruitment #20106- Transportation Technician I, Wendover (Benefited TL), Region 2, 05/23/2019, Closes 06/09/2019. Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #20023 – Region Planning Manager (Engineering Manager II), Region 1 – Planning, Opens 5/23/19, Closes 6/6/16.  Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #20024- Region Planning Manager (Urban Planning Manager), Region 1 – Planning, Opens 5/23/19, Closes 6/6/16. Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #20087 – Road Usage Charge Manager – Engineer (Engineering Manager II), Complex – Technology & Innovation, Opens 5/24/19, Closes 6/10/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #20088 – Road Usage Charge Manager – Non-Engineer (Engineering Associate Manager II), Complex – Technology & Innovation, Opens 5/24/19, Closes 6/10/19.  Click here to apply.  
  • REOPENED – Recruitment #19878 – Structures Project Engineer for Design (EM I), Complex – Structures, Opens 5/24/19, Closes 6/10/19.  Click here to apply.  
  • REOPENED – Recruitment #19879 – Structures Design Lead (EM I), Complex – Structures, Opens 5/24/19, Closes 6/10/19.  Click here to apply.

PRESS RELEASE: UDOT Recommends Tips for Memorial Day Travel

For Immediate Release

UDOT Recommends Tips for Memorial Day Travel

Plan ahead for delays on I-15; put away distractions and avoid drowsy driving

SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2019) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recommends drivers plan ahead for I-15 delays along the Wasatch Front this Friday and Monday due to holiday traffic for the Memorial Day weekend.

Traffic engineers expect delays on Friday of up to 40 minutes on southbound I-15 through Salt Lake and Utah counties, and up to 30 minutes on northbound I-15 through Davis County. Increased traffic is expected Friday between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., with heaviest delays during the evening commute.

On Monday, delays for return trips could reach 20 minutes on northbound I-15 between Provo and Nephi, and up to 10 minutes on U.S. 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon. Congestion on Monday will start building around 2 p.m. and continue through 8 p.m. 

Across the state, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to traffic to help reduce delays during Memorial Day weekend (Friday through Monday). However, existing lane restrictions or traffic shifts will remain in place where needed to protect the work zone and ensure safety. Some areas where drivers should expect restrictions include:

I-15 Technology Corridor: On I-15 in Lehi, two southbound lanes will close near State Street from Friday, May 24, at 11 p.m. to Saturday, May 25, at 8 a.m. for bridge construction. In addition, the northbound lanes are split from 2100 North to S.R. 92, and the speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour through the construction zone from S.R. 92 to Main Street. Drivers should be alert when traveling through the work zone and anticipate areas of rough or uneven pavement.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance, Sevier County: I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction just east of exit 7, with all traffic shifted into the westbound lanes. The speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour through the work zone, and drivers should plan for delays due to slow trucks climbing the hill.

UDOT reminds drivers to be cautious behind the wheel and do their part in making travel safer for everybody by staying alert, using seat belts, putting away distractions, and taking breaks to avoid drowsy driving.

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

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#WorkForUsWednesday – May 22, 2019

This week, we have two new job openings to post for #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 #19646 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 Monticello, Opens 05/21/19, Closes 06/04/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #20061 – Deputy Director, UDOT Right of Way & Property Management (Engineering Associate Manager I), Complex – Right of Way, Opens 05/21/19, Closes 06/03/19.  Click here to apply.

#WorkForUsWednesday – May 15, 2019

There’s one new position this week in #WorkForUsWednesday. 

Click on the link 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 #19636 – Journey Auto Worker, Region 2 – Salt Lake City, Extended to 05/26/2019. Click here to apply.

UDOT to Install New Radar-Equipped Wildlife Crossing Signs to Reduce Deer Collisions

UDOT to Install New Radar-Equipped Wildlife Crossing Signs to Reduce Deer Collisions 

Radar will detect deer in the area and activate warning lights so drivers can use extra caution

WHAT:
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is installing new radar-equipped wildlife crossing signs along S.R. 73 in Eagle Mountain to make the highway safer for both drivers and animals. These signs are being placed in a one-mile section of the highway that has seen nearly 100 deer-related collisions in the past four years.

This is the first time UDOT has used radar-equipped signs to reduce wildlife collisions. The signs are equipped with LEDs that flash when deer are detected in the area.

Leslie Beck, UDOT’s Saratoga Springs maintenance station supervisor, saw radar-equipped signs for other applications at UDOT’s annual conference and thought that wildlife detection would be a good use for this technology. The manufacturer worked with UDOT to develop this new type of sign, which will be tested in this location and potentially installed in other areas.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:
S.R. 73 milepost 31 (just east of Six Mile Cutoff Road) in Eagle Mountain

WHO:
Leslie Beck, UDOT maintenance station supervisor

VISUALS:
·   Crews installing new wildlife crossing signs

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – May 8, 2019

This week in #WorkForUsWednesday, there are five open positions. 

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 #18991 – Field Engineer (Engineer III), Region 4 – Cedar City, Opens 05/01/2019, Closes 05/12/2019.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19685 – GIS Senior Analyst, Complex – Asset Management, Maintenance, & Facilities, Opens 05/01/2019, Closes 05/13/2019.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19843 – Construction Engineering Technician IV, Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 05/02/2019, Closes 05/14/2019.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19878 – Structures Project Engineer for Design (EM I), Complex – Structures, Opens 5/7/19, Closes 5/21/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19879 – Structures Design Lead (EM I), Complex – Structures, Opens 5/7/19, Closes 5/21/19.  Click here to apply.

Seasonal Road Closures


Because of an unusual amount of snow in northern Utah’s high mountain canyons, a number of seasonal roads will be opened to traffic later than usual. Fifteen to 20-foot accumulations of snow will likely not be melted sufficiently to have these roads opened by Memorial Day, as has been customary. This includes Guardsman Pass, the Mirror Lake Highway and Monte Cristo. From Utah County to the south, UDOT crews are expecting to have all seasonal roads open by Memorial Day. This includes Wolf Creek Pass, the Alpine Loop, Cedar Breaks and Mt. Holly Junction Road. To check the current status of Utah’s seasonal roads please click here.

#WorkForUsWednesday – May 1, 2019

This week in #WorkForUsWednesday, there are three open positions. 

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 #19676 – Administrative Services Manager, Traffic Management Division/Traffic Operations Center, Opens 4/30/19, Closes 5/7/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19787 – Financial Analyst I (TL no benefits), Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 4/30/19, Closes 5/7/19.  Click here to apply.

Region Right of Way Engineer & Region Right of Way Manager Openings – There is only one position available, but there are two announcements to allow both engineers and non-engineers to apply.  You do not need to apply for both, but please make sure you apply for the correct one, based on if you are an engineer or not, as we can’t transfer applications from one recruitment to another.

  • Recruitment #19763 – Right of Way Engineer (Engineering Manager I), Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 04/29/2019, Closes 05/13/2019. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment#19762 – Right of Way Manager (Research Consultant III), Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 04/29/2019, Closes 05/13/2019. Click here to apply.

Mountain View Corridor Extension to S.R. 201 Leads UDOT’s Top 10 Projects in 2019

 For Immediate Release

 

Mountain View Corridor Extension to S.R. 201

Leads UDOT’s Top 10 Projects in 2019

Major projects will build new highways, add lanes, replace bridges, and extend trails throughout the state

 

SALT LAKE CITY (May 1, 2019) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) today announced its list of Top 10 Construction Projects for 2019. Topping the list is the extension of Mountain View Corridor from 4100 South to S.R. 201 in Salt Lake County. This four-mile stretch of brand-new highway will provide a critical link for western Salt Lake County drivers by connectingthis important north-south highway to an existing freeway.

UDOT has 169 construction projects statewide that are currently in progress or scheduled to start this year, with a combined value of $2.1 billion. Each year the department works to meet current and future growth by adding lanes and building new highways, trails, and bridges, while at the same time focusing on an aggressive maintenance program to keep the transportation system in good condition. Projects within the Top 10 include two brand-new highway extensions; new lanes added to freeways and highways; interchange redesigns; bridge maintenance and replacements; and several miles of trails and new pedestrian crossings.

The following are UDOT’s Top 10 Projects for 2019:

  1. Mountain View Corridor — Salt Lake County, $335 million: This project will connect Mountain View Corridor to S.R. 201, linking this important north-south highway to an existing freeway and greatly improving access for drivers in western Salt Lake County. The extension of Mountain View Corridor from 4100 South to S.R. 201 includes four lanes (two in each direction) and 13 new bridges. Construction in April, and is scheduled to continue through summer 2021. Another segment of the Mountain View Corridor is also under construction this year from Redwood Road to S.R. 73 in Utah County. 
  2. I-15 Express Lanes — Davis and Weber counties, $169 million: This project will widen I-15 to four lanes in both directions by adding Express Lanes between Hill Field Road and Riverdale Road. Once complete, UDOT’s Express Lanes will be 80 miles long – the longest continuous Express Lanes in the country. Construction starts in May and will extend through 2020.
  3. I-15 Northbound — Salt Lake County, $165 million: A new collector/distributor ramp system (similar to the ones from 900 South to 2100 South in Salt Lake City) will be added to northbound I-15 from 9400 South to I-215. In addition, a new northbound travel lane will be added from Bangerter Highway to 9400 South. Major construction starts later this year, with the project scheduled for completion in 2020.
  4. I-15 Technology Corridor — Utah County, $415 million: UDOT is in the second year of this three-year project to widen I-15 from S.R. 92 to Main Street in Lehi. The freeway is being expanded to six lanes in both directions, and the interchanges at S.R. 92 and 2100 North are being reconstructed. A new bridge over I-15 at Triumph Boulevard, and new one-way frontage roads east and west of I-15, are already open. This project is scheduled to wrap up in late 2020.
  5.  I-15 Southbound — Salt Lake County, $180 million: Work continues on the I-15 Southbound widening project. Crews have already opened a new southbound lane on I-15 from 7800 South to 12300 South. This year, crews are extending the new lane from 2100 South to 12300 South, and reconstructing southbound ramps at the I-15/I-215 interchange in Murray to reduce delays and help traffic flow more efficiently between the two freeways. Construction is scheduled through 2020.
  6. U.S. 40 — Wasatch County, $37 million: UDOT is extending the westbound passing lane on U.S. 40 by five miles near Strawberry Reservoir, and repaving an 18-mile section of the highway from Daniel’s Summit to Soldier Creek. Crews will also add a wildlife crossing to reduce collisions between vehicles and animals. Work begins this month and is scheduled for completion in summer 2020.
  7. I-80/S.R. 36 Bridge Replacements —Tooele County, $37 million: This project is replacing the S.R. 36 ramp bridge over I-80, and two I-80 bridges over the Union Pacific railroad tracks near the S.R. 201 junction. Work continues from last year and is scheduled to be complete in 2020.
  8. Southern Parkway (S.R. 7) — Washington County, $75 million: The final segment of the Southern Parkway will extend from Sand Hollow to S.R. 9. Once this new section is complete, Southern Parkway will run 27 miles from I-15 south of St. George to S.R. 9 near Hurricane. Crews will be working on this project starting this summer and continuing through 2020.
  9. I-15 Exit 16 — Washington County, $29 million: UDOT is rebuilding the I-15 interchange at S.R. 9, including widening I-15 and S.R. 9, as well as the on- and off-ramps, to improve access to northern Washington County and Zion National Park. Construction started in February and will be finished this fall.
  10. I-80 Joint Repairs — Salt Lake County, $3 million: This bridge maintenance project will repair and replace bridge joints at several locations along I-80 between State Street and 1300 East. Drivers should plan for moderate to heavy delays during nights and weekends, as several lanes will be closed on I-80 while work is underway. Construction starts later this spring and will wrap up in late summer.

UDOT reminds drivers that 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