Partnership with Panasonic to Build “Smart Roadways” Data Network Announced

Posted on: June 25th, 2019

New system to transform the future of transportation by monitoring and sharing data in real-time to enhance safety and improve traffic flow  UDOT announced on June 25, 2019 a partnership with Panasonic Corporation of North America to develop the nation’s most advanced transportation data network. This network will improve safety and mobility on the road by sharing […]

UDOT Showcased Groundbreaking Connected Vehicle Technology to U.S. Transportation Officials

Posted on: February 14th, 2018

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) showcased the nation’s first operational deployment of a new radio-based connected vehicle technology (CAV) to state and national transportation officials. The demonstration was part of a three-day workshop with several transportation leaders to share best practices and highlight the department’s nationally recognized Redwood Road CAV project. “We are innovating […]

Driving Safe in an Earthquake

Posted on: April 20th, 2017

Each April Utah participates in the Great Shakeout, a day dedicated to earthquake preparedness. Did you know, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Utah is one of the top 10 states in the country most prone to earthquakes. Since you likely won’t be in an ideal location when an earthquake hits, we’ve compiled […]

Canstruction Competition Collects 11,000 lbs. of Food for Utah Food Bank

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

At a time when one in six Utahns are at risk of going hungry, UDOT and its contractors are working to make a difference. During the 2013 annual UDOT conference four teams of engineers from CH2MHILL, HDR, UDOT and Michael Baker Corporation/Wadsworth Construction showed off their design skills during their first ever Canstruction design/build competition. […]

Mileposts on Concurrent Highways

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

A few weeks ago we shared on Twitter and Facebook something that around here goes for common knowledge. To our surprise  a discussion followed and character limits made explaining things difficult. It all started with a simple tweet, “Did you know milepost numbering begins in the south and west? So, MP 10 on I-15 is […]

Zone Defense

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

Three out of four work zone crashes are caused by drivers.

Team Effort

Posted on: October 28th, 2011

UDOT teams up with local communities to coordinate access and safety issues during road work. On some road projects, especially those that pass through business corridors, UDOT uses a Community Coordination Team to collaborate with local stakeholders during construction. While the name of the group may change from project to project, the purpose is essentially […]

Thru with Delay

Posted on: August 11th, 2011

An intersection type that was new to Utah reduced delay and improve safety through a busy Draper business district. Utah’s first ThrU-Turn Intersection was built at 12300 South and State Street. UDOT adapted a Michigan U-Turn, commonly built from scratch in the mid-west, in an innovative retrofit improvement that upgraded the safety and function of […]