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New Effort Launched to Improve Safety for Motorcyclists

Posted on: April 21st, 2021

In Utah, motorcycle crashes are 11 times more likely to result in a death than auto crashes. In an effort improve motorcycle safety, the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) are kicking off “Ride to Live,” a safety campaign to educate motorcyclists and drivers about lane filtering and encourage […]

Drivers Urged to Plan Ahead for Spring Break Travel Delays

Posted on: March 26th, 2021

15-minute delays expected on I-15 in Salt Lake and Davis counties Friday afternoon Drivers should plan ahead for possible heavy traffic along I-15 this Friday as spring break starts for several Wasatch Front school districts. Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected on both directions of I-15 in Salt Lake County, and on southbound […]

Express Lanes Tolling Reactivated on I-15 in Lehi

Posted on: March 18th, 2021

Drivers can expect tolling to resume from Main Street to Point of the Mountain Express Lanes tolling on I-15 between Lehi Main Street and Point of the Mountain resumed Friday, March 19. The tolls had been suspended, with the Express Lanes opened to all vehicles, to help reduce traffic delays during construction of the I-15 […]

UDOT Traffic App Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Posted on: January 29th, 2021

The UDOT Traffic smartphone application recently 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 […]

Building Information Highways to Connect Rural Communities to Vital Digital Resources

Posted on: December 18th, 2020

CARES Act funding is being used to provide internet access for telemedicine, distance learning and telecommuting UDOT is in the final stages of installing 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 […]

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 […]