#WorkForUsWednesday – December 26, 2018

 

This is the final #WorkForUsWednesday for 2018. We have TWO new positions open and are accepting application. One is a Right of Way Control Coordinator. This person will help the department manage land that is in the public right of way.

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 #18213 – Transportation Technician II – West Valley, Region 2, Opens 12/19/2018, Closes 01/03/2019. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18231 – Right of Way Control Coordinator, Region 4, Opens 12/20/2018, Closes 01/07/2019.  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 19, 2018

 

Welcome to another great #WorkForUsWednesday. This week we have TWO new positions open. One of those openings is for a Traffic Mobility engineer. This person will help analyze traffic data to look for ways to improve mobility 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 #18185 – Traffic Mobility Engineer (Engineer IV), Traffic Operations Center, Opens 12/12/18, Closes 1/3/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18248 – Business Analyst Software Administrator, Complex – Data & Analytics, Opens 12/18/2018, Closes 12/21/2018.  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.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 12, 2018

Welcome to #WorkForUsWednesday. We have FOUR new positions open. One of those openings is for a structures project engineer. This person will help design and construct our bridges.

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 #18078 – Structures Project Engineer for Design (EM I), Complex – Structures, Opens 12/5/18, Closes 1/3/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Reopened – Recruitment #17904 – Transportation Technician II – Draper, Region 2, Closes 12/16/2018.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18128 – Consultant Services Contract Administrator, Complex – Project Development – Consultant Services, Opens 12/07/2018, Closes 12/17/2018. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18140 – Title VI Specialist (Program Specialist II), Complex – Project Development, Opens 12/10/18, Closes 12/24/18.  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 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 Offers Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Drivers

UDOT Offers Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Drivers

Plan for 20-minute delays on I-15; avoid drowsy or aggressive driving

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 19, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recommends Wasatch Front drivers plan ahead for I-15 delays due to holiday traffic for Thanksgiving weekend. Trips through Salt Lake and Utah counties on I-15 could take 20 minutes longer on Wednesday, and 25 minutes longer on Monday afternoon.

UDOT engineers expect increased southbound traffic on Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., while northbound traffic should be heavier between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Monday, due to return trips, northbound I-15 will see heavier traffic from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m., while southbound traffic will be heavier during the typical commute times from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Higher traffic is expected on local streets due to Black Friday shopping. Streets near malls or large shopping centers are likely to see heavier than normal delays on Friday.

Across the state, most UDOT projects have been completed or are pausing for the winter. However, construction continues year-round on the I-15 Technology Corridor project in Lehi. The northbound I-15 lanes are split from 2100 North to S.R. 92, and the speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour through the construction zone from S.R. 92 to Main Street. Drivers should be alert when traveling through the work zone and anticipate areas of rough or uneven pavement.

UDOT encourages drivers to make Zero Fatalities their goal this Thanksgiving and avoid unsafe driving behaviors. There is a higher rate of fatal crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday than during the other winter months, despite overall crash totals being lower. This weekend, avoid drowsy, distracted, or aggressive driving.

For the latest information on traffic restrictions and road weather, 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

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: 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