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Utah Department of Transportation FTA Program Public Notice

Utah Department of Transportation FTA Program Public Notice:


The UDOT is currently developing their Federal fiscal year 2017 Transit Asset Management (TAM) plan for its FTA Program. The draft TAM plan can be found on the UDOT website at www.udot.utah.gov/publictransit under the Hot Topics and Quick Links section. It is titled “UDOT FTA Transit Asset Management Plan.

A hard copy is available for review at UDOT Program Development, 4501 S 2700 W, 3 rd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84114.

Comments may be provided to the UDOT via email at publictransit@utah.gov or via mail addressed to UDOT Program Development, Attn: Public Transit Plans and Programs Director, 4501 S 2700 W, P.O. Box 143600, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3600.

Please include the page number, section number, and a detailed comment with your submission. The document will be available for review from January 9, 2018 through and including February 8th, 2018 (30 days) and comments will be accepted through February 23rd, 2018 (45 days). Only comments related specifically to the development of the TAM plan will be accepted. All other UDOT or TAM-program related comments should be directed to the appropriate contact provided on the main UDOT website.

NEWS RELEASE: New Revisions to the US-89 Draft State Environmental Study Released

For Immediate Release

New Revisions to the US-89 Draft State Environmental Study Released

Updates information and input received since first draft was released in October 2017

 

OGDEN – The Utah Department of Transportation has released revisions to its draft State Environmental Study for the US-89 corridor in Davis County.

Since the initial draft of the US-89, Farmington to I-84 State Environmental Study (SES) was released in October of last year, the UDOT study team has continued to review all public input, and has now revised and made other refinements to the draft document.  The revised draft is now available for public review on the project website at “www.udot.utah.gov/us89.”

A public hearing is scheduled for January 16, and will be held at Davis High School, 325 Main Street, Kaysville, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The public is invited to the hearing to participate in the discussion about the environmental study, the future expansion of US-89, and to make comments regarding these revisions.  Comments can also be made on the project website, via email at “us89@utah.gov” or through the mail at P.O. Box 1033, Farmington, UT 84025.  The public comment period begins January 2, and will extend through February 3.

UDOT has prepared an informative video explaining the study process followed during the present state environmental study.  The video can also be found on the study website at “www.udot.utah.gov/us89.”

The public is encouraged to visit the project website for more detailed information about the project, to sign up for email updates, and to view the refined study document.  Questions or concerns should directed to the Study Hotline at 888-752-8789.

 

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UDOT Region One
Contact: Vic Saunders
Office: (801) 620-1641
Mobile: (801) 726-4120
E-mail: vsaunders@utah.gov
Twitter: @UDOTRegionOne

 

NEWS RELEASE: I-15 to Close for Two Nights in Box Elder County This Week

For Immediate Release

 

I-15 to Close for Two Nights in Box Elder County This Week

Interstate closure will allow crews to build new bridge over I-15 in Honeyville 

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 2, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises northern Utah drivers to plan ahead for two overnight closures on I-15 in Box Elder County this week. I-15 will close in both directions at Exit 372 in Honeyville on Wednesday, Jan. 3, and Thursday, Jan. 4, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each night for bridge construction.

While crews install new steel beams for the new bridge, UDOT will divert all I-15 traffic onto the off- and on-ramps at exit 372 in Honeyville. Drivers will still be able to continue on I-15, but will need to plan for reduced speeds and moderate delays and allow extra time to travel through the detour. Motorists with time-sensitive travel should consider using alternate routes, such as parallel SR-13, at either Elwood or Corinne, or via SR-38, at either Collinston or Brigham City. Intermittent lane closures on I-15 may take place through the remainder of the week.

Then, on the nights of Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday, Jan. 9, northbound I-15 will be closed in this area for bridge work. All lanes on southbound I-15 will remain open during this time. Construction on this project is scheduled for completion this spring.

For further information about the I-15 Honeyville Interchange project, drivers can call the project hotline at 801-901-4064, email the project team at honeyvillebridge@utah.gov, or visit the project website at www.udot.utah.gov/go/honeyvillebridge.

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

WorkForUsWednesday – December 27, 2017

This is the last #WorkForUsWednesday of 2017. What a year it’s been. Today we have FOUR positions to highlight, including an Archaeologist! We employ Archaeologists to help us in the process of constructing roadways, making sure historical and cultural areas remain intact. 

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 #14420 – Traffic Studies Engineer – Part Time (EM I), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 12/21/17, Closes 1/3/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14421 – Active Transportation Safety Manager (Transportation Project Manager), Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 12/21/17, Closes 1/3/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14492 – Region Archaeologist (Research Consultant I), Region 4 – Richfield or Cedar City, Opens 12/22/17, Closes 1/11/18.  Click here to apply.
  • EXTENDED: Recruitment #14314 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4, Beaver, Opens 12/07/17, Closes 12/19/17 Extended to 01/09/18 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.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 20, 2017

Today is a snowy #WorkForUsWednesday. We have SIX different positions for you today, including Transportation Technicians, who are our snow plow drivers. Check them out below.

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 #14317 – Accounting Technician III, Complex – Central Shops, Opens 12/15/17, Closes 12/26/17. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14392 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Emery, Opens 12/18/17, Closes 1/03/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14445 – Transportation Technician II, Region 3 – Saratoga Springs, Opens 12/20/17, Closes 01/02/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14460 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1 – Ogden, Opens 12/20/17, Closes 01/02/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14465 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1 – Riverside, Opens 12/20/17, Closes 01/01/18. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #14468 – Financial Analyst II, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 12/20/17, Closes 01/04/18. 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.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: UDOT to Open Tunnel at 10600 South Interchange in Time for Holiday Shopping Season

UDOT to Open Tunnel at 10600 South Interchange in Time for Holiday Shopping Season

New underpass will improve access to the Shops at South Towne and other nearby businesses, and improve traffic flow in the area

WHAT:

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is hosting a media briefing to discuss the opening of a new underpass at the 10600 South interchange that will connect the northbound I-15 off-ramp to the heart of downtown Sandy. The new underpass is scheduled to open Wednesday morning, nearly six months early.

Members of the media are invited to tour the future underpass up close prior to its opening to traffic on Wednesday.

 

 WHEN:

Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 9:30 a.m.

 WHERE:

Southwest corner of the Shops at South Town parking lot

200 W. 10600 South, Sandy

(West of Texas Roadhouse)

 

Personal protective equipment, including hard hats and vests, will be provided and must be worn. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required to enter the construction zone.

 

Directions: Exit at 10600 South and turn toward the mall. Turn left on Auto Mall Drive into the mall parking lot, then turn left again and continue past Texas Roadhouse to the southwest corner of the parking lot).

WHO:

John Gleason, UDOT public information officer

Heather Nash, Shops at South Town

 

VISUALS:

–       Construction crews completing finishing touches on the underpass

–       Traffic passing on the interstate

 

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

NEWS RELEASE: Heavy Traffic Delays Expected for Thanksgiving Holiday

For Immediate Release

 

Heavy Traffic Delays Expected for Thanksgiving Holiday

Drivers reminded to leave early or late, avoid Wednesday afternoon if possible

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 20, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises Wasatch Front drivers to plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday travel, and expect heavy delays of up to 45 minutes on I-15 during the evening commute this Wednesday.

UDOT engineers anticipate a 25 percent increase in cars on the road this Tuesday and Wednesday evening, compared to a typical weekday commute of about 200,000 cars per day. Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal Tuesday from 12-9 p.m.; and Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. UDOT recommends leaving early in the day or late in the evening to help reduce congestion.

Several of UDOT’s Top 10 Projects for 2017 have recently opened, or are scheduled to open in time for Thanksgiving travel and the holiday shopping season. The new Bangerter Highway interchange at 7000 South; the I-215 west belt reconstruction from S.R. 201 to 4700 South; and the Mountain View Corridor extension from 5400 South to 4100 South all opened during the past few days. Two more projects – I-15 from Brigham Road to Dixie Drive in St. George, and the I-15/10600 South interchange in Sandy, are scheduled to open by Wednesday, Nov. 22.

UDOT also advises drivers to plan ahead for heavy traffic near retail centers on Black Friday. Many larger malls and shopping centers are located near freeway interchanges, and congestion may extend from local streets onto the freeway. Motorists should use caution and expect delays if planning travel near shopping centers this weekend.

Across the state, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to improve traffic flow during the Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday through Sunday). However, existing 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-70 near Richfield: I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction between exit 37 and milepost 43 near Richfield, and the speed limit has been lowered to 60 miles per hour in the work zone. Crews are reconstructing a four-mile section of the interstate with new pavement. Work on the project will be suspended in early December, then resume next spring when the weather warms up. Construction is scheduled to be complete in spring 2018.
  • S.R. 9 in Springdale: a one-mile section of S.R. 9 in Springdale will remain reduced to one lane, with flaggers controlling traffic. Drivers should expect heavy delays due to increased holiday traffic and plan accordingly. UDOT is reconstructing S.R. 9 from Springdale to Zion National Park, adding new pavement, wider sidewalks, and bicycle lanes. Construction on this project is scheduled for completion in April 2018.

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

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Several of UDOT’s 2017 Top Projects to Open in Western Salt Lake County

Several of UDOT’s 2017 Top Projects to Open in Western Salt Lake County

New Bangerter Highway interchange to open at 7000 South this weekend; all lanes open on I-215 west belt Monday morning

 

 

WHAT:

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will open several major construction projects this weekend in western Salt Lake County. At a media briefing Thursday, UDOT officials will report back on several 2017 top projects, including:

  • The Bangerter Highway Interchanges project: Weather permitting, the new interchange at 7000 South will open Saturday afternoon, leaving one less stoplight for drivers on this busy road. Reporters will have access to the bridge before it opens to the public.
  • The I-215 west belt project: On Monday morning, all lanes will open on the I-215 west belt. This $105 million freeway reconstruction project added exit-only lanes in both directions from S.R. 201 to 4700 South and replaced the original pavement with new concrete. 

WHEN:
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:
Bangerter Highway at 7000 South on the new bridge

 Directions: Travel south on Bangerter Highway to just north of 7000 South. Turn left into the project work zone, and follow the instructions from construction personnel to access the parking area.

Personal protective equipment, including hard hats and vests, will be provided and must be worn. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are REQUIRED to enter the construction zone.

 WHO:

  • Bryan Chamberlain, UDOT Bangerter Interchanges resident engineer
  • Oanh Le-Spradlin, UDOT I-215 project manager

 

VISUALS:

  • Timelapse of interchange construction
  • B-roll of major construction projects, including “before and after” footage

 

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

NEWS RELEASE: Honeyville I-15 Bridge Demolition Work to begin Monday, November 13

For Immediate Release

 

Honeyville I-15 Bridge Demolition Work to begin Monday, November 13

  

Ogden– The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists that the bridge over I-15, at the Honeyville (SR-240) Interchange in Box Elder County, will close Monday, November 13, and east/west traffic on SR-240 will be embargoed until next spring.

SR-240 over I-15, between the on- and off-ramps, will close on Monday, November 13 at 8 a.m. and will remain closed until April 2018, while crews begin work to demolish the existing bridge and rebuild a new one in its place. This closure will block east-west access over I-15 through the duration of the project. During this demolition work, the interstate ramps will remain open and vehicles wishing to cross east-west over I-15 will be detoured to the interchanges to the north (Exit 376, Tremonton/Garland) and south (Exit 365, 900 North).

In order to safely demolish the bridge, UDOT will temporarily close all lanes on I-15 and divert the interstate traffic around the demolition area via the Honeyville Interchange off- and on-ramps.  The demolition will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14 and 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Intermittent lane closures on I-15 may take place through the remainder of the week.

Motorists with time-sensitive travel should consider using alternate routes, such as parallel SR-13, at either Elwood or Corinne, or via SR-38, at either Collinston or Brigham City.

For further general information about the I-15 Honeyville Interchange project, call the project hotline at 801-901-4064, email the project team at honeyvillebridge@utah.gov, or visit the project website at www.udot.utah.gov/go/honeyvillebridge.

 

– UDOT –

 

UDOT Region One
Contact: Vic Saunders

Office: (801) 620-1641
Mobile: (801) 726-4120
E-mail: vsaunders@utah.gov
Twitter: @UDOTRegionOne

Media Briefing: UDOT to Close 10600 South Interchange for Underpass Construction

Media Briefing: UDOT to Close 10600 South Interchange for Underpass Construction

Interchange to close through late September; Media invited to view the future underpass up close

 

WHAT:

Media briefing regarding the closure of the 10600 South interchange for the construction of a new underpass. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is constructing a new underpass at the 10600 South interchange that will connect the northbound I-15 off-ramp to the heart of downtown Sandy. During construction, the 10600 South interchange is scheduled to close from Friday night, Sept. 8, through Monday morning, Sept. 25.

Members of the media are invited to tour the construction zone and view the future underpass up close prior to the closure.

 Closed-toe shoes and long pants are REQUIRED to enter the construction zone. Media not wearing proper attire WILL NOT be allowed in the work zone.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 7, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Texas Roadhouse parking lot  — 200 W 10600 South, Sandy

(West of the Shops at South Town)

Directions: Exit at 10600 South and turn toward the mall. Turn left on Auto Mall Drive into the mall parking lot, then turn left again and continue to Texas Roadhouse.

 

WHO:

Lisa Zundel, UDOT project manager

 

VISUALS:

–       Construction crews and heavy equipment working

–       Underpass structure

–       Traffic passing on the interstate

 

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