This week, we’re posting six new job openings for #WorkForUsWednesday.
Recruitment #21070 – Transportation Technician II – Murray, Region 2. Opened 08/21/2019, Closes 09/04/2019. Click here to apply.
Recruitment #21081 – Transportation Technician II – Wellsville, Region 1. Opened 08/21/2019, Closes 09/02/2019. Click here to apply.
Recruitment #21109 – Seasonal Transportation Technician I – Lehi, Region 3 (2 positions). Opened 8/22/19, Closes when positions are filled. If you know someone that may be interested, please tell them to view the job bulletin here. Instructions to apply within the Lehi Maintenance Station are listed on the bulletin.
Recruitment #21113 – Transportation Technician II – Price Paint, Region 4. Opened 08/22/2019, Closes 09/08/2019. Click here to apply.
Recruitment #21120 – Seasonal Transportation Technician I – Saratoga Springs, Region 3 (2 positions). Opened 08/26/2019, Closes when positions are filled. If you know someone that may be interested, please tell them to view the job bulletin here. Instructions to apply within the Saratoga Springs Maintenance Station are listed on the bulletin.
REOPENED – Recruitment #20978 – Pre-Cast Concrete Inspector (Eng Tech III), Complex – Central Materials. Opened 08/26/2019, Closes 09/09/2019. Click here to apply.
***This event has been postponed. Another advisory will be sent when we are able to reschedule.***
For Immediate Release:
UDOT to give media first-hand look at unique cranes in action on I-15 in Murray
Gantry cranes being used for the first time on Utah freeway construction as part of I-15 widening in Salt Lake County
WHAT: Gantry cranes are being used for the first time on a Utah freeway as part of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)’s I-15 Southbound project. Media will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at how gantry cranes are used within the work zone.
With both traffic and trains in the mix, the I-15 SB work zone space is extremely limited and complicated. These cranes help safely demolish and construct bridge structures while reducing traffic delays.
Gantry cranes are lighter than traditional cranes but have the same lifting capacity and can fit into confined spaces. On this project the cranes will (1) remove a 700-foot-long steel bridge support weighing 1 million pounds and (2) move 1.4 million pounds of concrete – heavier than the world’s heaviest airplane (the Antonov AN-255, which weighs 1.28 million pounds).
WHEN: POSTPONED – Thursday, Aug. 22, at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Meet at UDOT Maintenance Shed #2432, 5823 Commerce Commerce Dr, Murray, UT A shuttle will then transport media to the work zone in the middle of I-15 SB. To enter the work zone participants must wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Personal protection equipment will be provided and must be worn in the work zone.
WHO: Mackenzie Smith, UDOT, Resident Engineer Derek Harames, Ralph L. Wadsworth, Deputy Project Manager
VISUALS: Active construction zone with working gantry cranes
MEDIA CONTACT: John Gleason UDOT Public Information Officer email@example.com 801-560-7740
Plan ahead for heavy local traffic; use caution when driving through construction zones statewide
SALT LAKE CITY (July 2, 2019) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for heavy local traffic along the Wasatch Front for Independence Day events, such as parades, city festivals, and the Stadium of Fire.
Drivers traveling to Provo for the Stadium of Fire or other Freedom Festival activities should exit at University Parkway (Exit 269) or University Avenue (Exit 263) rather than Provo Center Street. In addition, 500 West and Bulldog Boulevard are both under construction, so drivers should plan to use alternate routes. Another option to consider is UTA: FrontRunner trains stop at both the Orem and Provo intermodal centers, where riders can connect to the Utah Valley Express (UVX) bus rapid transit line.
Across the state, most UDOT projects will suspend construction and open all lanes to traffic to help reduce delays during the Independence Day holiday. However, existing lane 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-15 Technology Corridor: On I-15 in Lehi, the southbound lanes are split near S.R. 92 and near 600 East, 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. Work is ongoing to widen I-15 and reconstruct the S.R. 92 and 2100 North interchanges.
I-70, Sevier County: I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction just east of exit 7, with all traffic shifted into the westbound lanes. The speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour through the work zone, and drivers should plan for delays due to slow trucks climbing the hill. Crews are replacing the pavement on several bridges in the area.
UDOT reminds drivers to be cautious behind the wheel and do their part in making travel safer for everybody by staying alert, using seat belts, putting away distractions, and taking breaks to avoid drowsy driving.
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.
Media Contact: Zach Whitney UDOT Deputy Public Information Officer firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 801-746-9932