UDOT acquires property for transportation projects but once the project has been completed, and it is determined that the property is not needed for any future transportation purposes, it become surplus. The surplus properties may then be sold to interested parties and in some cases sold through an auction process. UDOT is holding an auction […]
Adjustments to Standard Specifications and Drawings Process
Beginning in May 2021 UDOT began digitally publishing its Standard Drawing Book and Standard Specification Book for contractors and consultants annually at the start of what has traditionally been considered the construction season. Previously, these books were published every four years in hard-bound volumes, with paper supplemental specifications and drawings printed as needed. “Quite frankly, […]
In recent years UDOT has been able to implement innovative bridge building techniques but do you know what the impetus for this was? It started with innovative contracting. By utilizing these types of contracts we are able to involve the construction industry earlier for more efficient delivery of our projects. We use three basic contract […]
A behind-the-scenes look at the materials lab
Before UDOT employees reroute traffic, before they begin paving the road and even before they put out orange cones, they are hard at work. This work requires communication between traffic signal engineers, project managers and others – but none of it would happen without the approval from the materials engineers. The behind-the-scenes work done by […]
First Line of Defense
Bond is critical when it comes to installing a protective bridge deck overlay.
ENGINEERING SPECIALTIES AT UDOT
Materials engineer John Butterfield discusses concrete pavement with workers on the I-15 Corridor Expansion Project.
UDOT Engineers from many different areas of expertise work together at improve our transportation system.