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UDOT and South Salt Lake City Council to Make Safety Improvements to 3300 South Near Homeless Resource Center

Additional lights, signals, and outreach planned to enhance pedestrian safety in the area 

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 6, 2020) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and South Salt Lake City is installing several improvements to enhance safety for pedestrians along 3300 South near the new South Salt Lake homeless resource center. 

New electronic message signs were installed last weekend that advise drivers to use caution and be alert for pedestrians. Then over the next several months UDOT will be adding signs, signals and lighting in the area of 3300 South and 1000 West and conducting safety-related outreach among vulnerable populations in the area.

Additional improvements will include:

  • A new pedestrian-activated signal to stop traffic for foot traffic to cross
  • Additional lighting at nearby intersections and along the road 
  • Relocation of the nearby UTA transit stop 
  • New portable signs to alert drivers of their current speed
  • Safety-focused outreach to clients at the homeless resource center
  • Ongoing coordination with South Salt Lake law enforcement and public works

UDOT will continue to collaborate with South Salt Lake City leaders on improving the area. 

UDOT is committed to keeping Utah roads as safe as possible. Whenever a serious crash occurs, UDOT engineers review the incident to understand what factors were involved and what potential measures can be implemented to prevent similar crashes in the future.


Media Contacts:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
Cell: 801-560-7740

Corey Thomas
South Salt Lake City Councilwoman
Cell: 801-755-8015

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 11, 2019

Today, we’re posting two open positions. Come join UDOT’s workforce and help keep Utah moving.

Recruitment #22166 – Construction GIS Program Administrator, Complex – Taylorsville. Opened 12/05/19. Closes 12/16/19. Click HERE to apply.

Recruitment #22227 – Transportation Technician II, Region 2 – Salt Lake City. Opened 12/09/2019. Closes 12/26/2019. Click HERE to apply.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 4, 2019

Today, we’re posting four open positions. Come join UDOT’s workforce and help keep Utah moving.

Recruitment #22136 – Project Management Specialist, Region 1 – Ogden. Opened 12/02/2019. Closes 12/17/2019. Click here to apply.

Recruitment #22156 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Loa. Opened 12/02/2019. Closes 12/10/2019. Click here to apply.

Recruitment #22169 – Avalanche Forecaster, Region 2 – Little Cottonwood. Opened 12/03/2019. Closes 12/15/2019. Click here to apply.

Recruitment #22165 – Accounting Tech III, Region 3 – Orem. Opened 12/03/2019. Closes 12/10/2019. Click here to apply.

Delays Expected on Bangerter Highway, I-15 This Weekend

Bangerter Highway lane closures scheduled in Taylorsville Friday through Monday; I-15 lane closures scheduled in Lehi Saturday and Sunday

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 21, 2019) 
– The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan for delays due to new lane restrictions on Bangerter Highway and I-15 this weekend. 

In Taylorsville, Bangerter Highway will be reduced to one northbound lane and two southbound lanes near 6200 South from Friday, Nov. 22, at 9 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 25, at 5 a.m. While these lane restrictions are in place, crews will complete work to relocate a water line underneath the intersection, prior to construction of a new freeway-style interchange on Bangerter Highway at 6200 South. Work on the interchange itself is scheduled to begin in 2020. 

In Lehi, northbound I-15 will be reduced to four lanes on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 8 a.m., with additional lane closures possible after 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 24, the freeway will be reduced to three northbound lanes until noon. Although crews may not be on site during these lane closures, they are needed to allow concrete to cure for a new I-15 bridge over Lehi Main Street. 

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website ( or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
Cell: 801-560-7740

#WorkForUsWednesday – November 20, 2019

Today, we’re posting three open positions. Come join UDOT’s workforce and help keep Utah moving.

Recruitment #21712 – Transportation Technician II – West Valley, Region 2. Opened 11/07/2019, Closes 11/20/2019. Click here to apply.

Recruitment #21883 – HVAC Specialist (Journey Heating & Air Conditioning Specialist), Two positions, Region 4. Opened 11/12/19, Closes 11/24/19. Click here to apply.

#WorkForUsWednesday – October 23, 2019

Today we’re posting five announcements for four open positions. One of the positions can be filled by either a licensed or non-licensed engineer, so there is a separate announcement for each. Come join UDOT’s workforce and help keep Utah moving.

Recruitment #21398 – Transportation Technician II – Region 2, Salt Lake. Opened 10/21/2019. Closes 11/04/2019. Click here to apply.

Amusement Ride Safety Director Openings – There is only one position available, but there are two announcements to allow both licensed engineers and non-licensed 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 a licensed engineer or not, as we can’t transfer applications from one recruitment to another.

Recruitment #21689 – Amusement Ride Safety Director: Licensed Eng (EM II) – Traffic & Safety, Complex. Opened 10/18/19. Closes 10/28/19.  Click here to apply.

Recruitment #21690 – Amusement Ride Safety Director: Non-Licensed Eng (Engineering Associate Manager II) – Traffic & Safety, Complex. Opened 10/18/19. Closes 10/28/19.  Click here to apply.  

Recruitment #21704 – Project Manager (Engineering Manager I) – Region 3, Orem. Opened 10/17/19. Closes 10/27/19.  Click here to apply. 

Recruitment #21687-  Seasonal Transportation Technician I – Region 3, Nephi. Opened 10/16/19. Closes when filled. If you know someone that may be interested, tell them to visit the Nephi Maintenance Station to apply. Click here to view the job bulletin.    

Legacy Parkway Speed Limit Goes to 65 MPH on Jan. 1

Trucks Will Also be Allowed With the Expiration of Negotiated Agreement

BRIGHAM CITY (Oct. 18, 2019) — UDOT officials announced Friday that with the expiration of the negotiated Legacy Parkway agreement on Jan. 1, the speed limit on the 14-mile, four-lane Parkway will be raised to 65 miles per hour. Large semi-trucks, banned since the Parkway opened in 2008, will also be allowed to use Legacy.

The changes were announced during the monthly meeting of the Utah Transportation Commission.

The Legacy Parkway Agreement was signed in 2005, ending litigation that brought construction of the roadway located primarily in southern Davis County to a stop. It featured several different elements, most notably the 55 mile per hour speed limit and a restriction prohibiting semi-trucks with five or more axles (or 80,000 pounds or greater gross vehicle weight).

“The Agreement was a great thing because it allowed us to complete a roadway that has made a real difference in mobility in south Davis County,” UDOT Director of Traffic and Safety Robert Miles told Transportation Commissioners. “But the Agreement had a sunset date: Jan. 1, 2020. The only way that sunset could be extended is through legislative action, and the legislature has chosen not to extend it. So the Agreement expires Jan. 1.”

With the expiration of the Agreement, UDOT has no authority to keep large semi-trucks off the roadway, Miles said, “so that change just automatically happens.” 

The decision to raise the speed limit to 65 miles per hour is based on UDOT speed studies indicating that drivers are already averaging between 65 and 70 miles per hour on the roadway despite the 55 mile per hour speed limit.

“Legacy Parkway was designed to accommodate speeds higher than 55 miles per hour, so it is safe and comfortable to drive at 65,” Miles said. “We decided to raise the speed limit to a speed that is closer to what drivers are actually driving. In doing so, we hope to eliminate the safety risk of speed discrepancy, which can happen when you have a significant difference between the speed most drivers are actually traveling and those who are driving the posted speed limit.” 

The new speed limit and changes regarding big semi-trucks will both go into effect beginning Jan. 1.


Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
Cell: 801-560-7740