Author: Zach Whitney

MEDIA EVENT: UDOT to Mark Completion of Four Interchanges and Announce Future Projects for Bangerter Highway 

UDOT to Mark Completion of Four Interchanges and Announce Future Projects for Bangerter Highway 


News regarding upcoming construction to be released at event to celebrate project completion

 

WHAT:
UDOT will announce new plans for future construction on Bangerter Highway on Monday, Nov. 19. The announcement will be made at an event to celebrate completion of the four newest Bangerter Highway interchanges.

Construction on the two-year project, which replaced intersections with freeway-style interchanges at 5400 South, 7000 South, 9000 South, and 11400 South, will be substantially complete on Monday, and all lanes and on/off-ramps will be open at that time.  Occasional night and weekend lane closures are expected through the end of the year to finish up minor items such as landscaping, striping, etc.

UDOT and local officials will offer remarks, and then several construction vehicles will exit the work zone to mark the end of major construction for the current project.

WHEN:
Monday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Bangerter Highway/9000 South interchange – northwest corner

Directions: travel south on Bangerter Highway and exit at 9000 South. Turn into the dirt parking lot on the right side of the off-ramp. NOTE: the event location is only accessible from the Bangerter Highway southbound off-ramp at 9000 South.

WHO:
UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras
Sen. Wayne Harper
South Jordan Mayor Dawn Ramsey
Taylorsville Mayor Kristie Overson
West Jordan Mayor Jim Riding

 VISUALS:

  • Heavy equipment exiting the work zone to mark the end of construction
  • Time lapses of construction
  • Newly constructed Bangerter Highway interchange at 9000 South

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

Media Briefing: UDOT and UHP Remind Drivers — Crossing the Double White Lines is STILL Illegal

Media Briefing: UDOT and UHP Remind Drivers —

Crossing the Double White Lines is STILL Illegal

Despite construction suspending Express Lanes, UDOT and UHP partner for education and enforcement blitz to remind drivers about the law

WHAT: 

Ride-alongs and media availability regarding education and increased Express Lane enforcement efforts by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) will be available.

UDOT and UHP are partnering to educate drivers about how to correctly use Express Lanes to reduce congestion and improve traffic.

Despite the fact Express Lane restrictions are suspended between Salt Lake and Lehi, it’s still illegal to cross the double white lines.

WHO:

UDOT PIO John Gleason
UHP Sgt. Mercadez BarrettWHEN:   

Friday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.

VISUALS:   

Ride-along with UHP troopers as they educate drivers regarding Express Lane laws. Seating is limited, and we will likely stagger ride-along times for reporters/photographers. Please call ahead if you are interested in scheduling a time.

WHERE:   

UHP Davis County Office – 631 North Lagoon Drive, Farmington.
Exit I-15 at U.S. 89 (Exit 324), then stay right to exit at Park Lane/Farmington (Exit 395). Turn east on Park Lane, then south on Lagoon Drive and follow the signs to the UHP office.

 

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

Media Briefing: New Triumph Boulevard Bridge to Open Over I-15 in Lehi

Media Briefing: New Triumph Boulevard Bridge to Open Over I-15 in Lehi

Local drivers will have new options for getting around without using the freeway

WHAT:

Media are invited to tour the new Triumph Boulevard bridge in Lehi before it opens to traffic on Thursday, Nov. 1. UDOT officials will also be available to discuss the new bridge and frontage roads, and provide updates on the I-15 Technology Corridor project.

UDOT’s I-15 Technology Corridor will provide drivers in northern Utah County with more options to get where they need to go with a new bridge at Triumph Boulevard and a one-way frontage road system adjacent to I-15. The bridge and frontage roads are designed to take pressure off of the I-15 interchanges at 2100 North and S.R. 92, and to improve traffic flow throughout the area. Once the Tech Corridor project is completed in 2020, drivers will have options to get on and off the freeway without having to drive through the interchanges or on Ashton Boulevard.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Meet at the intersection of Triumph Boulevard and the northbound frontage road. From I-15 Exit 284, take S.R. 92 east to Triumph Boulevard. Turn right onto Triumph Boulevard and proceed south to I-15. Meet UDOT just east of the bridge to park.

*Please wear closed-toed, sturdy shoes and pants. Extra personal protective equipment will be available.

WHO:

Boyd Humpherys, UDOT I-15 Tech Corridor Construction Manager
Andrew Gwynn, UDOT Field Engineer
John Gleason, UDOT Public Information Officer

VISUALS:

I-15 construction and the new Triumph Boulevard bridge

 

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – October 24, 2018

It’s another great #WorkForUsWednesday here at UDOT. Check out these SIX new positions open across the state. The biggest need right now is Transportation Technicians. These are our snow plow drivers and some of the most important front line employees. We’re hiring to fit all schedules (Full-time, Part-time, seasonal, on call, etc.)

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 #17119 – Field Engineer (Engineer III) – Region 4 – Price, Re-Opens 10/17/18, Closes 10/31/18.  Click here to apply. (This position may be under-filled at the Engineer II level.) 
  • Recruitment #17575 – Transportation Technician II – West Valley City, Region 2, Opens 10/17/2018, Closes 10/31/2018. Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #17587 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1, Bothwell Opens 10/18/18, Closes 11/4/18.  Click here to apply.
  • ***Re-opened*** Recruitment #17623 – Transportation Technician II – Clearfield, Region 1, Opens 10/22/18 Closes 11/5/18.  Click here to apply. (2 positions)
  • Recruitment #17545 – Port of Entry Agent (Motor Carrier Specialist), Wendover Port of Entry, Reopens 10/23/2018, Closes 11/2/2018.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17494 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4, Purgatory, Reopens 10/24/2018, Closes 10/31/2018.  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 to Close I-15 in Lehi for Two Nights

For Immediate Release 

 

UDOT to Close I-15 in Lehi for Two Nights

Drivers should plan travel around closures, use alternate routes   

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 16, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for two overnight closures of I-15 in Lehi Oct. 17-18 for bridge construction.

Southbound I-15 will close Wednesday night, Oct. 17, between 2100 North and Lehi Main Street, and northbound I-15 will close in the same area on Thursday night, Oct. 18. These freeway closures are scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. each night, and all lanes are expected to reopen by 4 a.m. the next morning.

During these overnight freeway closures, all traffic traveling in the direction of the closure will be detoured off I-15 and back on via Lehi Main Street, State Street, 2100 North, and 850 East. Drivers should allow extra time and expect delays along the detour route. UDOT encourages those planning travel during these closures to TravelWise by considering using alternate routes or adjusting their schedule.

These two overnight closures will allow construction crews to place beams for the new 600 East bridge over I-15 in Lehi. This bridge is being reconstructed as part of the I-15 Technology Corridor project, which is widening I-15 from four to six lanes in each direction and rebuilding the freeway with new concrete pavement between Lehi Main Street and S.R. 92.

The I-15 Technology Corridor project is also redesigning the interchanges at 2100 North and S.R. 92, adding a new frontage road system, and constructing a new bridge over I-15 at Triumph Boulevard, all with the goal of improving traffic flow in this fast-growing area of Utah County. Construction is scheduled for completion in late 2020.

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
(801) 560-7740

State Route 30 Final Environmental Statement Now Available for Review

For Immediate Release

 

State Route 30 Final Environmental Statement Now Available for Review

 

OGDEN – The Utah Department of Transportation announces the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and the official Record of Decision (ROD) for proposed improvements to State Route 30 between SR-252 (1000 West) in Logan and SR-23 in Petersboro.

The ROD constitutes UDOT’s approval of the Highway Action Alternative and the Separate Pedestrian and Bike Path Alternative (Selected Alternatives) as described in the SR-30 FEIS and Section 4(f) Evaluation (Final EIS). UDOT prepared the EIS to identify improvements to address current and long-term traffic congestion and safety needs of SR-30.

Known locally as the Valley View Highway, the SR-30 study area runs from 1000 West (SR-252) in Logan to SR-23 in Petersboro  Since its beginning in July 2016, the study has identified exceptional environmental issues and conditions on the corridor, projected future conditions, established the corridor “Purpose and Need,” evaluated possible improvement options, and has now identified the selected alternatives outlined in the FEIS document.

During the study process, UDOT consulted with affected and required agencies and gathered input from local governments, interested stakeholders and the public.

To read the FEIS and ROD, interested persons can view copies at the Logan City Library, 255 North Main Street; at the Cache County Clerk’s office in the County Administration Building, 179 North Main Street; or the UDOT Region One Headquarters, 166 West Southwell Street, Ogden.  A copy of the FEIS and the ROD are also available for review electronically at http://www.udot.utah.gov/sr30study.

For general information about the study, contact UDOT Project Manager Dave Adamson, at 801-620-1684 or email him at deadamson@utah.gov.

 

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UDOT Region One
Media Contact: Vic Saunders
Mobile: 801-726-4120
Office: 801-620-1641
Email: vsaunders@utah.gov
Twitter: @UDOTRegionOne

#WorkForUsWednesday – October 10, 2018

 

It’s a rainy #WorkForUsWednesday this week. Curl up with a warm drink and check out these SIX new positions open here at UDOT. Many openings are for Seasonal Transportation Technicians. These are our snow plow drivers. They’re some of the most important employees we have, and the frontline of keeping Utah moving.

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 #17374 –  Seasonal Transportation Technician I – Region 3 – East Area (Duchesne, Strawberry, Roosevelt, & Vernal). Opens 9/27/18, Closes when filled. If you know someone that may be interested, tell them to visit one of the listed maintenance stations to apply. Click here to view job bulletin.
  • Recruitment #17459 – Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Journey Auto Worker), Region 1, Ogden, Opens 10/4/18, Closes 10/21/18.  Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #17444 – Senior Communications Manager (Program Manager), Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 10/09/2018, Closes 10/21/2018
  • Recruitment #17483  Port of Entry Agent III (Motor Carrier Spec III), Monticello Port of Entry, Opens 10/918, Closes 10/15/18.  (Position may be filled as a Port of Entry Agent II for applicants without POE experience and certs).  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17503 –  Seasonal Transportation Technician I – Region 3 – Lehi. Opens 10/9/18, Closes when filled. If you know someone that may be interested, tell them to visit the Lehi Maintenance Station to apply. Click here to view job bulletin.
  • Recruitment #17494 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Purgatory, Opens 10/09/2018, Closes 10/21/2018 Click here to view job bulletin.

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.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: UDOT projects prepare for severe weather

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: UDOT projects prepare for severe weather

Ahead of potential flooding concerns, UDOT projects are taking steps to protect work zones

WHAT:

UDOT crews on our I-15 Tech Corridor project are prepping for potential flooding. The project team has 400 sandbags filled and ready to go. Media is invited to observe preparations and talk with representatives about how we protect work zones during massive weather events.

WHERE:

I-15 Technology Corridor batch plant (Access from 2100 N., just West of the I-15 2100 N interchange)

WHEN:

Today, Tuesday, October 2, 2018

 

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – September 26, 2018

Welcome to Wednesday, or #WorkForUsWednesday. Today we have SIX new position to tell you about. Among those is a new Standards and Innovation Manager/Engineer. There are two links for this one position. One is for a certified engineer, and the other is for a non-engineer. Be sure to click on the link that applies to you.

Click on the link below to get more information and to apply. 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 #17255 – Accounting Technician III – Region 1, Ogden,  Opens 9/17/18, Closes 9/30/18.  Click here to apply.


  • Recruitment #17319 – Transportation Technician II – Sardine Summit, Region 1, Opens 9/21/18 Closes 10/3/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17330 – Transportation Technician II – Clearfield, Region 1, Opens 9/24/18 Closes 10/8/18.  Click here to apply. (2 positions)
  • Recruitment #17334 – Standards & Innovation Engineer (EM I), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 9/25/18 Closes 10/9/18.  Click here to apply.  ENGINEERS PLEASE APPLY USING THIS LINK.
  • Recruitment #17334 – Standards & Innovation Manager (Transportation Project Manager), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 9/25/18 Closes 10/9/18.  Click here to apply.   NON-ENGINEERS PLEASE APPLY USING THIS LINK.
  • Recruitment #17263 – Rotational Engineer, Regions 1,2,& 3, Opens 9/25/18, Closes when filled.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17264 – Rotational Engineer, Region 4, Opens 9/25/18, Closes when filled.  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 – September 12, 2018

Did you know today in National Chocolate Milkshake day? Here at UDOT, it just happens to also be #WorkForUsWednesday. Today we have ONE new position to tell you about. Our Data Analytics eBusiness Project Managers oversee the many software tools we use as a department. As we move more and more into a paperless world, these software tools become more and more important. .

Click on the link below to get more information and to apply. 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 #17233 – Data Analytics eBusiness Project Manager (Electronic Business Project Manager), Complex – Program Development, Opens 9/11/18, Closes 9/18/18.  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.