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

Media Briefing: UDOT to Announce 2019 Top 10 Construction Projects 

Media Briefing: UDOT to Announce 2019 Top 10 Construction Projects 


Transportation officials to reveal list of the most significant projects for Utah drivers this year

 

WHAT:
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will announce its Top 10 construction projects for 2019. These include building new highways, extending the Express Lanes, replacing bridges, and redesigning interchanges, among others. A total of 169 projects are scheduled for construction this year, with a combined value of $2.1 billion.

 

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 1, at 10 a.m.

 

WHERE:
UDOT’s 5600 West Maintenance Shed
(Take S.R. 201 to 5600 West. Turn south on 5600 West, then turn right onto the frontage road. The shed will be on your left).

 

WHO:
Jason Davis, UDOT deputy director
Codee Raymond, UDOT construction manager, Mountain View Corridor

 

VISUALS:
–       Active construction zone

–       Striped future northbound lanes of the No. 1 project

–       Freeway traffic on S.R. 201

–       B-roll of Top 10 construction project areas

 

– UDOT –

 

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.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Zero Fatalities Urges Drivers and Riders to Change Behaviors in Order to Decrease Motorcycle Fatalities in Utah 

Zero Fatalities Urges Drivers and Riders to Change Behaviors in Order to Decrease Motorcycle Fatalities in Utah

2018 was one of the deadliest years for motorcyclists on Utah roads

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 23, 11 a.m.

WHAT:
With 2018 seeing the highest increase in motorcycle fatalities in Utah history, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) say driver and motorcycle rider behavior must change on Utah’s roads.

Motorcycle fatalities increased almost 24 percent last year, from 38 in 2017 to 47 in 2018.

With a backdrop showing the result of bad behaviors, safety professionals and motorcyclists will address the media for the purpose of challenging Utah drivers and riders to change behaviors for the purpose of making Utah roads safer.

WHERE:
Bill’s Boneyard
2220 South 5650 West
West Valley City, UT  84128

WHO:

  • Aaron Zimmer, a motorcyclist who was rear-ended by a distracted driver.  Wearing full helmet and protective riding gear
  • Lindsay Ross, a motorcyclist who was hit by a driver that drove through a stop sign.  She was wearing full helmet and protective riding gear.
  • John Gleason, UDOT public information officer
  • Sgt. Nick Street, Utah Highway Patrol public information officer

VISUALS:
Images from Lindsay and Aaron’s crashes
Backdrop of crashed motorcycles at Bill’s Boneyard

                         -UDOT-

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – April 17, 2019

 

Welcome to another great #WorkForUsWednesday. This week we have FOUR new positions open.

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 #19557- Lead Electronic Technical Specialist (Electronic Technical Specialist III), Region 3, Orem, Opens 4/11/19, Closes 4/25/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19446- Land Surveyor, Region 4, Richfield, Opens 4/15/19, Closes 4/29/19.  Click here to apply.  
  • Recruitment #19638 – Part Time Receptionist (Office Specialist II), Complex – Administration, Opens 4/16/19, Closes 4/23/19.  Click here to apply.  This is a schedule B position  
  • Recruitment #19646 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4, Monticello, Opens 4/17/19, Closes 5/01/19.  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.

NEWS RELEASE: Alternative to Phase 1 Transit proposed for the Mountain View Corridor

For Immediate Release

 

Express Bus Service Proposed as New Phase 1 Transit Alternative for Mountain View Corridor

Public invited to review and comment on proposed Express Bus service April 17 – May 16

 

SALT LAKE CITY (April 17, 2019) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) are proposing an Express Bus service as an alternative concept for Phase 1 Transit of the Mountain View Corridor Record of Decision (ROD). The public can review and comment on this new proposal from April 17 to May 16, 2019.

The Mountain View Corridor ROD committed to constructing and operating a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on 5600 West from 6200 South to 2700 South. This BRT line is required before future highway phases of Mountain View Corridor can be constructed. The Mountain View Corridor project team worked with UTA, the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Salt Lake County, local cities and stakeholders to develop an alternative express bus service concept to replace the BRT system as outlined in the ROD.

The newly proposed express bus service will be six times longer than the proposed BRT route (29 miles for Express Bus, versus 5 miles for BRT), from Old Bingham Highway to downtown Salt Lake City), and will serve four cities – West Jordan, Kearns, West Valley City and Salt Lake City (including the Salt Lake City International Airport and downtown) – instead of two. The Express Bus service is projected to have a higher ridership than BRT, and will cost less than BRT to build, operate and maintain.

The Phase I Transit Proposal can be reviewed online at  http://udot.utah.gov/mountainview. Hard copies will also be available at the Mountain View Corridor offices (3959 West 1820 South, STE 200 in Salt Lake City). Comments may be submitted electronically on the project website, udot.utah.gov/mountainview, or by emailing  mountainview@utah.gov. Written comments may also be submitted at the Mountain View Corridor offices.

The comment period provides an opportunity for members of the public to review and comment on this proposal. After the ROD is revised, funding will need to be identified in order to build, operate and maintain the proposed Express Bus service.

For Mountain View Corridor updates, follow the project’s social media accounts:

  • Twitter: @UDOTMVC
  • Facebook: @MountainViewCorridor
  • Instagram: @mountainview_corridor

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by UDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Jan 17, 2017, and executed by FHWA and UDOT.

-UDOT-

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

#WorkForUsWednesday – April 10, 2019

 

Welcome to another great #WorkForUsWednesday. This week we have ELEVEN new positions open. One opening is for an Avalanche Safety Program Manager, one for an Automotive Service Worker, one for a Roadway Design Engineer, one for an Office Specialist, and two for a Transportation Technicians. The Seasonal Transportation Technician recruitment is seeking to fill five separate seasonal 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 #19516- Transportation Technician II, Region 3, Duchesne, Opens 4/4/19, Closes 4/18/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19518 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1, Logan Summit, Opens 4/4/19, Closes 4/14/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19469 – Avalanche Safety Program Manager (Roadway Operations Manager II), Region 2, Opens 04/05/2019, Closes 04/18/2019. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19506 – Office Specialist I (non-benefited), Region 2, Salt Lake, Opens 04/08/2019, Closes 04/14/2019.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19508 – Roadway Design Engineer (Engineer III), Region 4, Richfield, Opens 04/08/2019, Closes when filled.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #19496 –  Seasonal Transportation Technician I (non-benefited), Region 1 Paint, Message & Sign Crew – Ogden (5 positions). Opens 4/3/19, Closes when filled. If you know someone that may be interested, tell them to view the job bulletin here. Instructions to apply are listed on the bulletin.
  • Recruitment #19436 – Automotive Service Worker II (TL no benefits), Complex – Central Shops, Opened until 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.

Media Event: New Autonomous Shuttle to Launch in Utah

New Autonomous Shuttle to Launch in Utah

Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox will join UDOT and UTA officials on the first official ride in the driverless vehicle in Utah

 

 

 

WHAT:

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), in partnership with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), is launching a new Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project that will travel to communities throughout the state for the next year. Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox will join UDOT and UTA officials to take the first official ride on the autonomous shuttle. Members of the media are invited to ride the shuttle and observe its responses to obstacles in its path, as well as its accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

WHY:

UDOT and UTA are testing driverless transportation technology to identify opportunities to improve safety, access, and mobility to meet the needs of Utah communities.

The Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project will give the public its first look at a completely autonomous vehicle – meaning there is no driver, steering wheel or pedals. The shuttle operates up to 15 miles per hour and follows a predetermined route. It reacts in real-time to other vehicles, pedestrians and any obstacles that intervene in its path. The shuttle will begin its tour in May at Station Park in Farmington.

WHEN:

Thursday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

West Valley Drivers License Division test track

4501 South 2700 West (Constitution Blvd.), West Valley City

The test track is across the street from UDOT headquarters on the west side of 2700 West (Constitution Blvd.) Please access the test track through the designated gate. A sign will mark the entrance.

WHO:

– Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox

– UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras

– UTA Board Chair Carlton Christensen

– Members of UTA’s Committee on Accessible Transportation

VISUALS:

-Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox and other officials participating in the first official Autonomous Shuttle ride in Utah

-Demonstration of how the shuttle reacts when a person walks in its path (this will likely occur around 11 a.m.)

-Demonstration of how the shuttle is accessible for individuals with disabilities

-Opportunity for media to ride the shuttle to shoot individual footage

-B-roll of the shuttle in motion during test run: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yg_mfzos307x1ialQE2WE0MhUX8t5MK-?usp=sharing

-UDOT-

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