Postponed: UDOT to close I-80 and 1300 East in Salt Lake City

Posted on: March 27th, 2023

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has postponed the I-80 between 700 East and Foothill Drive and 1300 East over I-80 closure scheduled for this weekend, March 30 – April 3. The closures are tentatively scheduled for April 14 – 16 depending on weather. During these closures, drivers should use 700 East, I-15, and I-215 […]

Crossing guard mom dresses as giant traffic cone to be seen in school zone

Posted on: March 21st, 2023

Husband takes to social media after wife’s near miss, pleads with drivers to pay attention Two full-time moms and part-time crossing guards are urging drivers to pay attention in school zones after several near-misses while on duty at Gearld L Wright Elementary School in West Valley. With too many drivers distracted and acting aggressively and […]

Bridge access from Orem 800 North to Provo Canyon to remain closed to traffic through weekend

Posted on: March 17th, 2023

Canyon highway remains open, drivers can use local routes to connect to University Avenue The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to use alternate routes to access Provo Canyon for this weekend and into next week. Recent storms have eroded a section of the cliffside at the mouth of the canyon where 800 North […]

Zero Fatalities provides tips to stay safe with daylight saving time change

Posted on: March 10th, 2023

Travelers are encouraged to stay alert and be seen on Utah roads With daylight saving resuming this Sunday, Zero Fatalities is reminding Utahns of the traveling risks associated with the time change and providing tips on how to stay safe. Daylight saving in March introduces two travel risks: (1) poor visibility due to less light […]

UDOT helps keep traffic signals clear of snow with new “heat tape”

Posted on: March 7th, 2023

Custom design, which is a first for any DOT nationwide, melts snow on traffic signals during winter weather The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has begun installing new heat tape devices on traffic signals statewide to help drivers see them clearly during heavy snowfall. The heat tape, which sits on the underside of the hood/visor […]

UDOT to install new wrong-way driver detection and alert systems

Posted on: February 13th, 2023

New systems will improve safety and help prevent wrong-way crashes The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) today announced plans to install a new system to reduce the number of wrong-way drivers on Utah freeways. The new system – one of the most advanced wrong-way driver detection and warning systems in the country – will help […]

UDOT to begin construction of next phase to extend Vineyard Connector

Posted on: February 10th, 2023

Clearing and prep work anticipated to begin as early as Feb. 13 The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announces the next phase of road construction to extend the Vineyard Connector will get underway as early as Monday, February 13. The road is a key corridor for Vineyard City and currently ends at the city’s Main […]

UDOT Announces Year-end Construction Totals for 2022

Posted on: January 18th, 2023

Work continues to build, maintain transportation system to help Utahns get where they want to go The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) completed 129 projects statewide during 2022, with a total value of approximately $1.08 billion. Utah is one of the fastest-growing states in the country, and UDOT is continually working to meet current and […]

UDOT to Hold Public Hearing for US-191 Realignment North of Vernal

Posted on: January 9th, 2023

The draft study and design to remove switchbacks near Simplot Mine and build a new road to enhance safety, mobility and access will be presented from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 17. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) invites the public to attend a public hearing to share information about a project to realign US-191 near […]

UDOT and DPS release 2022 traffic fatality numbers

Posted on: January 5th, 2023

Agencies urge Utahns to resolve to drive safer this year The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) released preliminary traffic fatality data for the 2022 calendar year earlier today. Preliminary reports show there were 320 lives lost on Utah roads from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2022. That is […]