Zero Fatalities provides tips to stay safe with daylight saving time change

Posted on: March 10th, 2023

Travelers are encouraged to stay alert and be seen on Utah roads With daylight saving resuming this Sunday, Zero Fatalities is reminding Utahns of the traveling risks associated with the time change and providing tips on how to stay safe. Daylight saving in March introduces two travel risks: (1) poor visibility due to less light […]

UDOT helps keep traffic signals clear of snow with new “heat tape”

Posted on: March 7th, 2023

Custom design, which is a first for any DOT nationwide, melts snow on traffic signals during winter weather The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has begun installing new heat tape devices on traffic signals statewide to help drivers see them clearly during heavy snowfall. The heat tape, which sits on the underside of the hood/visor […]

UDOT to install new wrong-way driver detection and alert systems

Posted on: February 13th, 2023

New systems will improve safety and help prevent wrong-way crashes The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) today announced plans to install a new system to reduce the number of wrong-way drivers on Utah freeways. The new system – one of the most advanced wrong-way driver detection and warning systems in the country – will help […]

UDOT and DPS release 2022 traffic fatality numbers

Posted on: January 5th, 2023

Agencies urge Utahns to resolve to drive safer this year The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) released preliminary traffic fatality data for the 2022 calendar year earlier today. Preliminary reports show there were 320 lives lost on Utah roads from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2022. That is […]

UDOT advises drivers to expect traffic delays this Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on: November 21st, 2022

Hotspots include I-15 in Salt Lake County, Davis County, and near Nephi, and northbound I-15 near Cedar City UDOT recommends drivers plan ahead for travel delays on I-15 this Wednesday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 27, due to heavy traffic for the Thanksgiving holiday. Traffic engineers expect the following delays on Wednesday on Wasatch Front […]

Families who lost a child in a crash share grief in hope of saving lives

Posted on: October 18th, 2022

2021 Teen Memoriam stories urge drivers to be safe on Utah roads Last year, 33 families lost a teenager in a motor vehicle crash on Utah roads. Today, they shared their stories to encourage others to drive safely. Payton Caldwell and Emma Call were friends who had just graduated high school, both highly accomplished and […]

Certain Oversize Loads and Vehicles Restricted During Independence Day Weekend

Posted on: June 30th, 2021

Due to increased traffic over the holiday weekend certain oversized loads and vehicles are restricted during specific times. Loads and vehicles that are more than 10 feet wide, 105 feet long, and 14 feet 6 inches tall are restricted from travel from 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 2. Normal travel for these loads […]

Summer Safely

Posted on: June 10th, 2021

We want to encourage Utahn’s to ‘Summer Safely’ this year; enjoy summer, make happy memories and remember that safe driving practices save lives. Memorial Day weekend begins the 100 days where traffic fatalities typically almost double on Utah roads. As 94 percent of all crashes involve human error (including distracted driving, speeding, exhaustion, impairment and […]

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 […]

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 […]