Midvalley Highway and I-80 interchange in Tooele County Open

Posted on: October 31st, 2021

Midvalley Highway will provide drivers with better access to I-80 and reduce congestion at the S.R. 36 interchange and along S.R. 36.  The new 4.5-mile road runs from S.R. 138 near Sheep Lane to I-80 about 5 miles west of the S.R. 36 interchange and is expected to remove 6,000 to 8,000 vehicles per day […]

Frequently Used Acronyms

Posted on: October 26th, 2021

At UDOT we use several acronyms and to help everyone know what we’re talking about we compiled the following list. If we missed one let us know at

Heber Valley Corridor Alternative Concepts

Posted on: October 4th, 2021

UDOT is conducting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential transportation solutions to improve mobility through the Heber Valley and the operation of U.S. 40. UDOT has identified 13 alternative concepts that are under consideration in the EIS. Alternative concepts were developed using information from previous studies, public comments and traffic analysis conducted by the […]

I-15 Technology Corridor Receives Award for Active Transportation Connections

Posted on: September 21st, 2021

The border of Salt Lake and Utah Counties has earned the nickname “Silicon Slopes” to echo its counterpart in northern California’s Bay Area. Home to dozens of tech start-ups, medical, and office complexes, it has attracted major companies like Adobe Software, eBay and even an NSA data center.  Due to the explosive population and commercial growth […]

Newly-Designated Bicycle Routes in Utah connect riders from Idaho to Arizona

Posted on: August 9th, 2021

National transportation officials recently approved more than 550 miles of bike routes in Utah to the United States Bicycle Routes System (USBRS). These newly designated routes enhance safety and ease for biking in Utah.  The routes, approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), now boost Utah’s total USBRS to around […]

First New Interchange Open on U.S. 89 Project in Davis County

Posted on: July 30th, 2021

New interchange at 400 North in Fruit Heights (Kaysville 200 North) removes a stoplight for U.S. 89 drivers and improves access to and from the highway The first new interchange on U.S. 89 in Davis County is now open and is part of the state’s second-largest highway construction project. The new 400 North interchange improves […]

Keep It Clean, Utah

Posted on: July 26th, 2021

The Utah Department of Transportation needs Utahns help to curb the dangerous tide of litter on Utah’s roads by securing their loads. Unsecured loads and debris cause 1,800 crashes per year. UDOT crews have seen an increase of litter on Utah’s roads, as time spent cleaning up litter has increased 28% in the last five years. Costs […]

UDOT and DPS Warn Utahns about New Phishing Scam

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) are warning the public about a new phishing scam targeting Utahns. A text message from what purports to be the “Utah Department of Transportation Driver License Validation” asks recipients to enter “invalid or missing” information on a Google form. The form then […]

Little Cottonwood Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Posted on: July 13th, 2021

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has identified two preferred alternatives to improve transportation in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). In the Final EIS, UDOT will identify a single preferred alternative. To identify the preferred alternatives, UDOT considered an alternative’s ability to substantially improve transportation-related safety, reliability, and mobility for […]

Final push to make Bangerter Highway more like a freeway begins

Posted on: July 12th, 2021

Legislature allocates $805 million to advance the effort; environmental studies now underway Seven environmental studies are now underway as UDOT continues efforts to eliminate stoplights on Bangerter Highway, making it more like a freeway. The studies will be completed over the next two years at the following locations along Bangerter Highway: 13400 South in Riverton […]