UDOT Traffic App Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Posted on: January 29th, 2021

The UDOT Traffic smartphone application achieved a significant milestone when it surpassed 1 million downloads. Launched in 2011, UDOT Traffic was one of the first traffic apps created by a state department of transportation. The UDOT Traffic app is a one-stop shop for all the information drivers need to effectively plan their trips, including construction […]

Utah’s Biggest Pedestrian Bridge Unveiled

Posted on: January 14th, 2021

The UVU pedestrian provides students a safer and faster way to campus Local officials unveiled a new pedestrian bridge that connects Utah Valley University (UVU) with the UTA FrontRunner Orem Central Station at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The $30.7 million bridge was built through a partnership with UVU, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the Utah […]

UDOT Names Lisa Wilson as New Deputy Director

Posted on: December 21st, 2020

State transportation agency now led by two female deputy directors Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director Carlos Braceras today appointed Lisa Wilson as the new deputy director of engineering and operations.  In this role, Wilson will oversee the department’s project development and operations divisions, as well as UDOT’s four statewide regional offices.    For the first […]

Governor-Elect Spencer Cox Reappoints Carlos Braceras as UDOT Executive Director

Posted on: December 21st, 2020

Utah Governor-Elect Spencer R. Cox reappointed Carlos Braceras December 21, 2021 as the executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). For the past seven years, Braceras has been responsible for UDOT’s more than 1,700 employees and the design, construction and maintenance of Utah’s 6,000-mile system of roads and highways. As a member of […]

Building Information Highways to Connect Rural Communities to Vital Digital Resources

Posted on: December 18th, 2020

CARES Act funding was used to provide internet access for telemedicine, distance learning and telecommuting UDOT installed a fiber conduit systems in two Utah rural locations to increase internet connectivity for communities and enhance mobility and safety on Utah’s highways. Utah legislators allocated $30 million of the CARES Act funding to UDOT to support the […]

Deputy Director Jason Davis Retirement

Posted on: November 13th, 2020

UDOT Deputy Director Jason Davis retired at the end of 2020. Davis served in a variety of roles at UDOT since joining the department in August of 1994: Traffic and Safety Design Engineer, Director of Engineering Services, Region Three Operations Engineer, Region Two Deputy Director, Region One Director, and Region Two Director. Beginning in December […]

Six Lanes Now Open on I-15 Tech Corridor

Posted on: October 30th, 2020

Six lanes are now open in each direction through the I-15 Technology Corridor project, from S.R. 92 to Main Street in Lehi – the last section of I-15 to be widened to six lanes between Bangerter Highway and Orem. Construction on the $415 million project began in May 2018 and is on schedule for completion […]

Layton Water Tank Dismantled on U.S. 89 Project

Posted on: October 12th, 2020

The Utah Department of Transportation dismantled the old Layton City water tank near the intersection of Oak Hills Drive and U.S. 89. The city constructed a new water tank and the old one was removed to accommodate construction on the U.S. 89 widening project. Crews are building a new interchange with on- and off-ramps at […]

Runaway Truck Escape Ramp in Garden City Opens

Posted on: October 8th, 2020

Cable barrier system to enhance safety on U.S. 89 A new truck escape ramp opened in October 2020 on U.S. 89 west of Garden City. The catch-net cable system was new to Utah and uses a series of cable nets to stop runaway semi-trucks coming out of Logan Canyon. Prior to installation, the area saw […]

Zero Fatalities Donates Reflective Backpacks to Homeless Service Providers

Posted on: September 28th, 2020

Backpacks designed to help pedestrians be safe and prevent crashes this fall Zero Fatalities is donating 3,500 reflective drawstring backpacks to homeless service providers throughout Salt Lake County this week. The backpacks will help people who are experiencing homelessness stay visible to drivers during the fall, which is typically the most dangerous time of year […]