UDOT identifies Gondola B as the preferred alternative in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Posted on: August 31st, 2022

Today the Utah Department of Transportation identified Gondola B as the single preferred alternative developed as part of the Little Cottonwood Canyon Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to improve transportation in the canyon. Gondola B, with phased implementation, best meets the project purpose and need and provides the highest travel reliability for the public. The […]

UDOT initiates study to improve safety on US-191 north of Vernal

Posted on: August 31st, 2022

Study and design work are underway to remove switchbacks near Simplot Mine UDOT has started preliminary design and environmental clearance work to enhance safety for truckers and motorists along a nearly three-mile section of U.S. Highway 191 near the Simplot Phosphates Mine (mileposts 365 and 368) 12 miles north of Vernal. “Within this stretch of […]

Utah ranked best in the nation for condition of highway bridges

Posted on: August 26th, 2022

Utah’s bridges are the best maintained in the nation, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highways Administration (FHWA).  Utah has the lowest percentage of bridges on the National Highway System (which includes interstates and other key U.S. highways) classified in “poor” condition out of all 50 states. Only […]

UDOT and Bluffdale to open Porter Rockwell Boulevard Bridge

Posted on: August 25th, 2022

The new Porter Rockwell bridge is now complete and will open to traffic August 26, in time for the evening commute. With the bridge in place, Porter Rockwell Boulevard now connects Mountain View Corridor to I-15, and congestion on I-15, Redwood Road, and Bangerter Highway is expected to decrease. The completed Porter Rockwell Boulevard provides […]

UDOT slides 1.1 million-pound bridge into place overnight

Posted on: July 14th, 2022

Our crews just slid a 1.1-million-pound bridge on I-15 in Cedar City using hard work, ingenuity and a little bit of dish soap last night.  This is a unique project because the bridge we’re sliding has actually been used as both the northbound and southbound bridge in the last year. We built a center bridge […]

UDOT Seeks Public Input on Statewide Rural Transportation Planning

Posted on: July 7th, 2022

Preliminary transportation goals and needs have been identified and are now available for public review  UDOT wants the public’s input to contribute ideas on how to address transportation needs as part of the state’s Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan for rural areas throughout Utah. This planning process is an opportunity to shape decisions regarding Utah’s rural transportation system […]

UDOT Seeks Public Input on Future of Bangerter Highway

Posted on: June 27th, 2022

Public scoping period kicks off today for Bangerter state environmental study in West Valley City and Salt Lake City UDOT invites the public to participate in scoping open houses to help shape the future of Bangerter Highway from 4100 South in West Valley City to California Avenue in Salt Lake City. This is being done […]

Heber Valley Corridor EIS 45-day Public Comment Period

Posted on: June 7th, 2022

UDOT is conducting an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate potential transportation solutions to improve mobility through the Heber Valley and the operation of US-40. Following the public release of potential transportation options late last fall and based on public comment and technical analysis of those options, UDOT has completed the screening process to eliminate […]

Seasonal highways open for the summer

Posted on: May 26th, 2022

Just in time for the summer, our crews recently opened several seasonal highways around the state. Many of these are key routes to access summertime recreation hotspots and are among the most scenic drives in the state. The higher-elevation highways that are expected to be open for Memorial Day include: UDOT does not maintain these […]

Three new Bangerter Highway interchanges now complete 

Posted on: May 19th, 2022

The Utah Department of Transportation has completed construction of three new freeway-style interchanges at 6200 South in Taylorsville/West Jordan, 10400 South in South Jordan and 12600 South in Riverton. The projects included removing all stoplights and separating Bangerter Highway from the local cross streets, improving traffic flow and safety for drivers in western Salt Lake […]