Counties: Millard, Sanpete, Carbon, Grand, Emery, Sevier, Beaver, Piute, Wayne,
Iron, Garfield, San Juan, Washington, Kane
Total employees: 1,757 (total employees - includes Schedule TL, B, AD, AR, and AB); 1,578
(includes core workforce only: Schedule B, AD, AR and AB)
Percentage of employees working in rural Utah: 41%
Percentage of employees working in urban Utah: 57%
Percentage of employees working in maintenance: 41% (650/1578)
Percentage of employees currently teleworking:
44% of eligible employees (162/365)
9% of total employees (162/1757)
518 snow plow trucks;
771 light duty vehicles;
273 pieces of construction equipment;
1923 pieces of snow equipment;
40 boom trucks;
194 pieces of asphalt equipment;
456 pieces of miscellaneous equipment;
Total replacement value of the equipment: $192 million.
MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR
For many years, UDOT produced an annual Strategic Direction Report as a way of transparently
reporting to the taxpayers of Utah, how we are investing funds allocated to us by the Utah State
Legislature. We have taken advantage of the latest in online technology to provide a live, data and
performance driven report that is constantly updated to reflect how we are reaching our strategic
goals. The data we share here helps us make cost-effective decisions that help us meet the
transportation challenges of today and the future. I hope that this live, dynamic report will be both
interesting and useful as you continue to hold us accountable of our promise to Keep Utah Moving.
There are 46 public use airports in Utah with another
Utah Nationally Ranked
#3 in the nation for growth of total pilots from 2014-2019 #5 in the nation for growth of total aircraft operations from
2000-2019 #6 in the nation for growth in drone pilots from 2016-2019 #9 in the nation for growth in based aircraft from 2000-2019
UTAH AIRPORTS GENERATE
The Division's Role
The primary purpose and function of the Division of Aeronautics is to lead and manage a statewide
transportation system of airports and air routes.
The Division has 6 core functions:
The Future of Aviation in Utah
Through UTRAC and Senate Bill 218 (2020) we are planning the necessary infrastructure improvements for
the electrification of airports and the implementation of Advanced Aerial Mobility.
We are aggressively preparing for aerial taxis, drone package delivery and electric rural commuter
Facilities, Equipment & Employees
The Utah Department of Transportation's (UDOT) owns, operates, and manages over 205 facilities
valued at over $1.1Billion. These facilities house over 1700 UDOT employees, equipment, laboratories
A number of functions and services are provided by these facilities:
40 Rest Areas, Welcome Centers, & View Areas:
Provides traveler rest stops and amenities for improved safety.
13 Ports of Entry:
Control and monitor the heavy trucks and oversized loads that cross our State on a daily basis.
123 Maintenance Stations, Satellites, and Salt Storage buildings(29):
Houses the equipment and manpower that keep our highways free from snow and ice during the winter
season and provide maintenance and preservation activities during the summer.
28 Administrative, Specialty, Warehouses:
These facilities provide a variety of services based on the facility type, from office space, to
public business interactions, to specialty shops that support and maintain our transportation
From the size and complexity of the equipment, to the need to store and manage maintenance and
construction materials safely, to protecting the environment, our facilities are key assets. With
the growth of our State and the transportation system, a constant need to maintaining and update the
functionality of our facilities is necessary.
4,606 Pieces of Equipment Replacement Value $192 M
518 snow plow trucks
771 light duty vehicles
273 pieces of construction equipment
1,923 pieces of snow equipment
40 boom trucks
194 pieces of asphalt equipment
456 pieces of miscellaneous equipment
1,578 full-time employees
179 temporary/seasonal employees
41% working in rural Utah
57% working in urban Utah
9% of total employees work remotely
Road Usage Charge
The future of maintaining the State's infrastructure could rely heavily on Utah's Road
Usage Charge program. It will include various options on how to enroll over 3 Million passenger type
vehicles into the program by the year 2031. This effort will include information gained through a number
of grants received to help advance various aspects of the program.
Construction Project Advertising, Bidding and Payment
Construction Project Advertising, Bidding and Payment
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advertised for construction 189 projects during FY 2021
with an estimated construction value of: $540M. UDOT has a goal of advertising the projects approved
by the Utah Transportation Commission on time with a goal of 85%. During FY 2021 UDOT advertised 95%
of the projects on or before the date committed.
FY 2021 Advertising Performance
Advertised on Time Goal
FY 2021 Advertised on Time
Total Advertised Projects
Total Project Value of Advertised Projects
Fair bidding with maximum benefit to the public is a priority to UDOT. UDOT schedules
project bidding to coincide with optimal bidding windows (fall, winter and spring) to take advantage
of aggressive bidding by contractors.
During FY 2021, UDOT averaged 4 bidders per project with a maximum of 10 of bidders on
one project. This number of bidders on UDOT projects is an indicator of the good health of UDOT's
The value of work under contract at the end of FY 2021 was just over $2.7B with nearly $1.8B paid out
on the active contracts.
During FY 2021 UDOT made payments to contractors totalling just over $1B