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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.

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Media Contact:

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – April 24, 2019

It’s another #WorkForUsWednesday at UDOT. This week we have FIVE new positions open (there are two announcements – one each for Bridge Inspector Team Lead and for Bridge Inspector – but just one opening).

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 #19679 – Statewide Permits Officer, Complex – Right of Way, Opens 4/18/19, Closes 5/2/19.  Click here to apply.

Bridge Inspection Team Lead and Bridge Inspector  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 #19562 – Bridge Inspection Team Lead (Eng III), underfill available, Complex – Structures, Opens 4/18/19, Closes 4/29/19. Click here to apply.  
  • Recruitment #19563 – Bridge Inspector (Inspector II), underfill available, Complex – Structures, Opens 4/18/19, Closes 4/29/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19095 – Transportation Technician II, R-4 – Cedar Paint & Sign, Opens 4/22/19, Closes 4/29/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19704- Lead Electronic Technical Specialist (Electronic Technical Specialist III), Region 1 – Ogden, Opens 4/23/19, Closes 5/7/19.  Click here to apply.  
  • Recruitment #19682- Transportation Technician II – Paint, Message & Sign Crew, Region 3, Opens 4/23/19, Closes 5/1/19.  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.

TRAVEL ADVISORY: UDOT to Close Lane on Westbound I-80 for Several Months

UDOT to Close Lane on Westbound I-80 for Several Months

Bridge maintenance project starts Friday night, continues through June on I-80 near I-215 west belt

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 7, 2019) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for a long-term lane closure on westbound I-80 near the I-215 west belt beginning Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Westbound I-80 will be reduced to two lanes for approximately four months to allow crews to replace the decks (driving surfaces) on the I-80 bridges over the Jordan River Surplus Canal.

During this work, lanes will also be shifted on both westbound and eastbound I-80, and drivers traveling from the airport to eastbound I-80 will need to merge into through traffic sooner than they currently do. Heavier than normal traffic and delays of 10 minutes or more are expected during commute hours. Access to the airport will remain open throughout the project. To reduce delays, UDOT recommends using S.R. 201 as an alternate route.

The decks on these I-80 bridges are being removed and replaced as part of UDOT’s ongoing efforts to keep Utah’s roads and bridges in good condition. The new bridge surface is designed to accommodate the 71,000 vehicles per day that travel this section of the freeway. Work on the project is scheduled for completion this June.

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 Briefing: Wildlife Overpass to Open in Parley’s Canyon

For Immediate Release 

Media Briefing: Wildlife Overpass to Open in Parley’s Canyon

UDOT to open the state’s first overpass built solely for wildlife crossings

 

WHAT:
Media are invited to tour Utah’s first overpass built solely for wildlife crossings. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) constructed the overpass, which spans six lanes of interstate, to improve safety on I-80 by reducing wildlife and vehicle collisions.

UDOT coordinated with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) on the wildlife issues specific to the project, including wildlife migration patterns and habitat and overpass length and width requirements.

The wildlife overpass is one of several new improvements on I-80 in Parleys Canyon to enhance safety, including a new truck lane to help move slower, heavier vehicles away from faster-moving traffic as well as cattle guard and wildlife fencing to help encourage wildlife to utilize the new crossing.

WHEN:
Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Exit 140 (Parleys Summit) on the westbound I-80 on-ramp

Directions: From I-80 East, take Exit 140 (Parleys Summit). Then take a left at the bottom of the off-ramp and continue to the I-80 West on-ramp. Park on the shoulder of the on-ramp. UDOT will drive media to the top of the overpass.

* Please dress warm and wear closed-toed, sturdy shoes and pants to access the bridge.

WHO:
UDOT Representatives
Scott Root, UDWR conservation outreach manager
Sharon Cantwell, Save People Save Wildlife board member

VISUALS:

–       B-roll

–       Time lapse of bridge construction (to be provided at the event)

–       UDOT will place the last boulder as part of the natural landscaping on the overpass to signify its completion.

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 5, 2018

 

It’s a cold and snowy #WorkForUsWednesday this week. Grab a warm blanket and check out these EIGHT 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. Positions are open across the state.

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 #17958 – Statewide Traffic Signal Engineer (EM I), Traffic Operations Center, Opens 11/23/18, Closes 12/10/18.  Click here to apply.


  • Recruitment #17944 – Region Communications Specialist (Information Specialist IV), Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 11/26/2018, Closes 12/10/2018.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17837 – Port of Entry Agent (Motor Carrier Spec) – Echo Port of Entry, re-opens 11/28/18.  Open until filled.  Click here to apply.
  •  Recruitment #18047 – Transportation Technician II – Region 1 – Clearfield, Opens 11/29/18, Closes 12/13/18.  Click here to apply.


  • Recruitment #18076 – Traffic Management Specialist, Control Room Operator (Information Specialist I) – Traffic Operations Center, Opens 11/30/18, Closes 12/10/18.  Click here to apply.
 
  • Recruitment #18077 – Traffic Management Specialist, Shift Supervisor (Information Specialist II) – Traffic Operations Center, Opens 11/30/18, Closes 12/10/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18050 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Thompson, Opens 11/29/18, Closes 12/09/18.  Click here to apply.
  •  Recruitment #18106  – Transportation Technician II, Region 3 – Strawberry, Opens 12/4/18, Closes 12/1618.  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.

UDOT Completes Major Construction on Four Bangerter Highway Interchanges

For Immediate Release

 

UDOT Completes Major Construction on Four Bangerter Highway Interchanges

Construction schedules announced for additional interchanges at 6200 South, 10400 South, and 12600 South

 

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 19, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announced today that major construction is now complete on four new interchanges along Bangerter Highway, and a project to build the next three interchanges at 6200 South, 10400 South, and 12600 South, will begin in 2020.

 

All lanes and ramps have now opened at the interchanges on Bangerter Highway at 5400 South, 7000 South, 9000 South, and 11400 South. Occasional short-term lane closures are expected during non-commute hours for the next several weeks as crews work to complete landscaping, striping, and other small details at the new interchanges.

 

The project to build these four interchanges is part of an ongoing effort to improve traffic on Bangerter Highway and meet the growing transportation needs of western Salt Lake County. UDOT has now replaced stoplights on Bangerter Highway with freeway-style interchanges, including on- and off-ramps, at seven locations (interchanges at 600 West, Redwood Road, and 7800 South were completed prior to this project).

 

To continue this effort, UDOT today announced that work to build new interchanges at 6200 South, 10400 South, and 12600 South will start in 2020. Previously, the interchanges at 10400 South and 12600 South were scheduled for construction beginning in 2022, but funds were transferred from other projects to complete these interchanges sooner.

 

In 2019, crews will relocate a section of the Jordan Aqueduct near 6200 South from under Bangerter Highway to west of the highway, prior to the start of major construction on the interchange itself. A similar relocation was completed near 5400 South in 2016.

 

During construction of the four interchanges, UDOT crews:

  • Worked nearly 290,000 man-hours
  • Placed 16 miles of concrete safety barrier and 10 miles of drainage pipe
  • Excavated or placed 2.2 million tons of dirt
  • Built seven new bridges and a new pedestrian overpass
  • Reduced planned full closures of Bangerter Highway by 75 percent (the project had planned to use up to 24 full closures, but only needed six)

Drivers with questions or concerns about the Bangerter Highway interchanges project can call the project hotline at 888-766-7623 or email the project team at bangerter@utah.gov.

 

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on UDOT construction projects and traffic conditions statewide, 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 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: 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

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