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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snow Plow Driver Legislative Recognition – Passing of SCR5

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017 the Utah State Senate passed SRC5, a concurrent resolution recognizing the state’s snow plow drivers and the hard work they do. The resolution pointed out that work done by maintenance crews to plow snow and apply road salt saves lives by reducing crashes by 88% and both injuries and accident costs […]

Happy Birthday Lester Wire

Posted on: September 2nd, 2016

As drivers hit the road, it’s easy to take for granted the innovations of modern driving. One of those, the traffic light, has history to the beehive state. Lester Farnsworth Wire is one of the first to develop a working traffic signal. Lester was born September 3, 1887 in Utah and worked as a Salt […]

Riding along for traffic data

Posted on: February 15th, 2015

You’ve used the app. You’ve seen the traffic cameras on TV or online, and you might have even seen the Traffic Operations Center in person. But have you ever wondered what exactly goes into getting the information? We’ll take you on a “ride along” and show you how. Through the technology and data of the […]

Variable Speed Limit Signs Activated on I-80

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

The UDOT Traffic Operations Center (TOC) has a tool to enhance safety for drivers  on I-80 – one of the most heavily-traveled roads in the state. On Jan. 8, 2014, 15 new variable speed limit (VSL) signs were activated along I-80 in Parley’s Canyon. The signs are controlled by the TOC to help maintain consistent […]

Optimizing Mobility – UDOT’s Traffic Management Division

Posted on: June 28th, 2013

The UDOT Traffic Management Division (TMD) houses UDOT’s Traffic Operations Center (TOC), the traffic signal management division, traveler information program and deployment and maintenance for Utah’s robust Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) network. UDOT utilizes the resources from within the TMD to plan for and react to any type of event that reduces capacity on Utah […]