Region Four

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 […]

Signs Extending National Bike Route Installed

Posted on: October 25th, 2016

Active Transportation Provides New Economic Opportunity for Rural Utah The description of Utah as the “Crossroads of the West” takes on new meaning with a project contracted through the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). But rather than the gold associated with the meeting of the rails, adventure seekers are now looking for green to be […]

UDOT and Partners Work Together to Protect Paunsaugunt Mule Deer Herd

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014

Each fall the Paunsaugunt mule deer herd migrates off the Paunsaugunt Plateau near Bryce Canyon, to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and across U.S. 89 to winter habitat in southern Utah and northern Arizona. In spring they return to the Paunsaugunt Plateau. During the migrations mule deer were killed on U.S. 89 in wildlife-vehicle […]

Southern Parkway Project Uncovers Ancient Ruins

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

Note from the administrator: This post was written by guest writer Stephanie Fulton and UDOT Intern Sarah Stephenson.  The Southern Utah Parkway is a 33-mile project that will eventually become an eastern belt route for Washington County. Eight miles are complete from I-15 to the new St. George Airport. The third segment of the parkway […]

Telegraph Street

Posted on: December 5th, 2011

UDOT used a quick and modern construction approach to improve traffic mobility and keep a historic look and feel in Washington City.

Botox for Aging Concrete

Posted on: July 7th, 2011

Dowel bar retrofit projects, now underway on Utah’s freeways, will help extend the life of aging concrete panels.

Good Roads Cost Less

Posted on: May 5th, 2011

UDOT’s “good roads” strategy is a budget savvy, holistic approach that also helps road users save money. UDOT maintains thousands of miles of roadway, an investment worth tens of billions of dollars. And while UDOT only has responsibility for 13 percent of all roads in the state, those roads carry a lot of traffic. Using […]

High Arch Gets High Praise

Posted on: March 9th, 2011

Utah wildlife management experts love this new structure under I-70. Speaking for herself and other wildlife management experts, USU Assistant Professor Patricia Cramer calls this underpass crossing “our pride and joy.”  The structure looks great and has good functionality as a wildlife crossing too. Cramer is especially pleased that it’s been used by elk, who are difficult […]

Modern Transportation Meets Ancient Ruins

Posted on: November 17th, 2010

When road construction and ancient ruins coincide, much care is taken to locate and preserve artifacts. The Puebloan Ancestral People lived in the Four Corners area of Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. Elegant examples of their adobe homes draw tourists to sites like Hovenweep National Monument on the border between Utah and Coloradoor Mesa […]

Do the Locomotion

Posted on: July 19th, 2010

UDOT’s rest stop echoes Tucker’s railroad past. Dave Babcock, Fleet Manager in UDOT Region 4’s Price Office wrote this article about UDOT’s newest rest area. The Utah Department of Transportation has constructed a new Safety Rest Area and Visitor Center on U.S. 6 at Milepost 202, at a location known as Tie Fork.  The new facility […]