UDOT http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ UDOT en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:01 MDT Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:38:04 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss UDOT plans improvements for Bangerter Highway at Redwood Road http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590875/UDOT-plans-improvements-for-Bangerter-Highway-at-Redwood-Road.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590875/UDOT-plans-improvements-for-Bangerter-Highway-at-Redwood-Road.html The Utah Department of Transportation is currently in the design phase for improvements at Bangerter Highway and Redwood... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:49:39 MST UDOT showcases new technology, announces resident reporter program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589483/UDOT-showcases-new-technology-announces-resident-reporter-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589483/UDOT-showcases-new-technology-announces-resident-reporter-program.html The Utah Department of Transportation unveiled its new resident reporting program Wednesday at a media open house. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:55:00 MDT 3 investigations launched into bus crash that killed Bountiful man http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589401/3-investigations-launched-into-bus-crash-that-killed-Bountiful-man.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589401/3-investigations-launched-into-bus-crash-that-killed-Bountiful-man.html Three separate investigations were launched Tuesday into the fatal crash between a tour bus returning from Wendover and a... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:35:00 MDT Wire theft leaves motorists in the dark on I-15 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588905/Wire-theft-leaves-motorists-in-the-dark-on-I-15.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588905/Wire-theft-leaves-motorists-in-the-dark-on-I-15.html A massive copper theft in March has motorists on I-15 driving in the dark, and Utah Department of Transportation officials... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:00:22 MDT Group to protest NSA data facility by removing roadside trash http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588080/Group-to-protest-NSA-data-facility-by-removing-roadside-trash.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588080/Group-to-protest-NSA-data-facility-by-removing-roadside-trash.html A group that opposes the National Security Agency and its policies has come up with an unusual way to spread its message... Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:14:05 MDT Cool temperatures cause problems for UDOT crews, commuters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587518/Cool-temperatures-cause-problems-for-UDOT-crews-commuters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587518/Cool-temperatures-cause-problems-for-UDOT-crews-commuters.html Cooler weather led to an unusual safety concern Wednesday along sections of I-15 in Davis and Weber counties when a... Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:28:21 MDT In our opinion: Highway trouble http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638614/Highway-trouble.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638614/Highway-trouble.html Federal agencies have now raised objections to plans for a new highway through western Davis County, giving hope to those who... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 MDT UDOT officials call graffiti on Parleys Canyon signs dangerous and costly http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585573/UDOT-officials-call-graffiti-on-Parleys-Canyon-signs-dangerous-and-costly.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585573/UDOT-officials-call-graffiti-on-Parleys-Canyon-signs-dangerous-and-costly.html Vandals tagged two interstate signs early Friday morning. Graffiti nearly covered two of three signs on the merge from I-215... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:23:03 MDT UDOT placing variable speed limit signs in Parleys Canyon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585496/UDOT-placing-variable-speed-limit-signs-in-Parleys-Canyon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585496/UDOT-placing-variable-speed-limit-signs-in-Parleys-Canyon.html New variable speed limit signs will soon appear on I-80 through Parleys Canyon, and the Utah Department of Transportation... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:35:10 MDT 16-year-old injured in ATV accident dies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584508/16-year-old-injured-in-ATV-accident-dies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584508/16-year-old-injured-in-ATV-accident-dies.html A 16-year-old boy who fell from a personal ATV while test driving it with his father died Saturday, but officials said it was... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:35:00 MDT ATV accident critically injures 16-year-old boy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584477/ATV-accident-critically-injures-16-year-old-boy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584477/ATV-accident-critically-injures-16-year-old-boy.html A 16-year-old boy was test driving an ATV with his father, a maintenance worker for the Utah Department of Transportation,... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:35:36 MDT Herriman mayor resigns, citing new time constraints http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584194/Herriman-mayor-resigns-citing-new-time-constraints.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584194/Herriman-mayor-resigns-citing-new-time-constraints.html Herriman Mayor Joshua E. Mills will resign from his post Aug. 10 due to new time constraints that have limited the time he... Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:50:00 MDT UDOT urges drivers to plan ahead, slow down in work zones http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584046/UDOT-urges-drivers-to-plan-ahead-slow-down-in-work-zones.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584046/UDOT-urges-drivers-to-plan-ahead-slow-down-in-work-zones.html The Utah Department of Transportation wants drivers to be aware of several major construction projects planned this weekend... Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:09:00 MDT Reports find roads and bridges crumbling nationwide, including in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583859/Reports-find-roads-and-bridges-crumbling-nationwide-including-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583859/Reports-find-roads-and-bridges-crumbling-nationwide-including-in-Utah.html Two new reports show many roads and bridges nationwide are in disrepair. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:17:53 MDT My view: UCAIR should be in support of the Shared Solution and not the West Davis Corridor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633810/UCAIR-should-be-in-support-of-the-Shared-Solution-and-not-the-West-Davis-Corridor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633810/UCAIR-should-be-in-support-of-the-Shared-Solution-and-not-the-West-Davis-Corridor.html We have some of the worst air quality in the nation. That should come as no surprise to anyone reading this, as our air... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:00:00 MDT UDOT project to create weekend delays in Lehi http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582982/UDOT-project-to-create-weekend-delays-in-Lehi.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582982/UDOT-project-to-create-weekend-delays-in-Lehi.html The Utah Department of Transportation is announcing an eight-week bridge maintenance project slated to begin July 12 that is... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:41:59 MDT UDOT develops traffic app for smartphones http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582858/UDOT-develops-traffic-app-for-smartphones.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582858/UDOT-develops-traffic-app-for-smartphones.html The Utah Department of Transportation has developed a smartphone application called UDOT Traffic, which aims to give... Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:10:00 MDT UDOT using faster, cheaper technique in bridge building on I-84 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582544/UDOT-using-faster-cheaper-technique-in-bridge-building-on-I-84.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582544/UDOT-using-faster-cheaper-technique-in-bridge-building-on-I-84.html The Utah Department of Transportation is using an innovative method in bridge building to replace an I-84 overpass bridge... Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:44:41 MDT Work on I-84 bridge in Riverdale to begin next week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581332/Work-on-I-84-bridge-in-Riverdale-to-begin-next-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581332/Work-on-I-84-bridge-in-Riverdale-to-begin-next-week.html Construction work will begin next week to upgrade the deck structure of the I-84 bridge over I-15 in Riverdale. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:49:12 MDT Letters: Glover Lane http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631379/Glover-Lane.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631379/Glover-Lane.html Many environmentalists are opposed to the West Davis Corridor. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: New freeway needed http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630902/New-freeway-needed.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630902/New-freeway-needed.html I was shocked Monday to read the Nature Conservancy plans not to oppose the West Davis Corridor ("Birds, the moon and the... Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT One dead after Provo Canyon motorcycle accident http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580709/One-dead-after-Provo-Canyon-motorcycle-accident.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580709/One-dead-after-Provo-Canyon-motorcycle-accident.html Memorial Day holiday weekend among the deadliest in years. Sun, 26 May 2013 17:10:00 MDT Provo couple killed in RV accident near St. George http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580607/Provo-couple-killed-in-RV-accident-near-St-George.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580607/Provo-couple-killed-in-RV-accident-near-St-George.html A motor home crashed into a condominium complex in St. George early Friday, killing two people from Provo and injuring eight.... Fri, 24 May 2013 16:37:51 MDT UDOT to install new drainage system in Parleys Canyon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580636/UDOT-to-install-new-drainage-system-in-Parleys-Canyon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580636/UDOT-to-install-new-drainage-system-in-Parleys-Canyon.html At the mouth of Parleys Canyon on I-80, UDOT will replace a two-mile section of massive metal pipe 8 feet in diameter that... Fri, 24 May 2013 14:45:00 MDT My view: UDOT listened, made a good choice http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630237/UDOT-listened-made-a-good-choice.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630237/UDOT-listened-made-a-good-choice.html I am glad the Utah Department of Transportation made a thorough decision and listened to the many people behind the huge... Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT West Davis Corridor project unveiled amid criticism http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580190/West-Davis-Corridor-project-unveiled-amid-criticism.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580190/West-Davis-Corridor-project-unveiled-amid-criticism.html The Utah Department of Transportation has completed the environment study for the controversial West Davis Corridor project.... Fri, 17 May 2013 06:12:16 MDT In our opinion: Motorists to face another summer of frustration on Timpanogos Highway http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629644/Motorists-to-face-another-summer-of-frustration-on-Timpanogos-Highway.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629644/Motorists-to-face-another-summer-of-frustration-on-Timpanogos-Highway.html Drivers on the Timpanogos Highway face another year of orange barrels and traffic jams, and taxpayers are justified in... Wed, 15 May 2013 16:58:49 MDT 'Black Sand' helps Mother Nature melt snow a little quicker on mountain passes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580035/Black-Sand-helps-Mother-Nature-melt-snow-a-little-quicker-on-mountain-passes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580035/Black-Sand-helps-Mother-Nature-melt-snow-a-little-quicker-on-mountain-passes.html The Utah Department of Transportation recently tested a new way to clear snow from high mountain passes. Officials say the... Tue, 14 May 2013 17:55:00 MDT Project near Kanab helps reduce collisions between deer and cars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579920/Project-near-Kanab-helps-reduce-collisions-between-deer-and-cars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579920/Project-near-Kanab-helps-reduce-collisions-between-deer-and-cars.html More than a thousand deer have a new route to help them migrate safely between Utah and Arizona, and it may save human lives... Mon, 13 May 2013 10:29:11 MDT Letters: Streetcar efforts lauded http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629454/Streetcar-efforts-lauded.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629454/Streetcar-efforts-lauded.html Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Critics push for alternative to West Davis highway http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579610/Critics-push-for-alternative-to-West-Davis-highway.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579610/Critics-push-for-alternative-to-West-Davis-highway.html Multiple groups came together Tuesday outside Syracuse Arts Academy to detail their opposition to the West Davis highway... Tue, 07 May 2013 16:31:28 MDT Deputy director promoted to new UDOT chief http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579525/Deputy-director-promoted-to-new-UDOT-chief.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579525/Deputy-director-promoted-to-new-UDOT-chief.html Gov. Gary Herbert named Carlos Braceras the executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation. The appointment... Mon, 06 May 2013 13:57:55 MDT Truck slams into I-215 bridge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579524/Truck-slams-into-I-215-bridge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579524/Truck-slams-into-I-215-bridge.html A semi entering I-215 slammed into an overhead bridge, causing relatively minor damage to the bridge but totaling the truck. Mon, 06 May 2013 12:55:00 MDT Timpanogos Highway facing summer of construction http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579310/Timpanogos-Highway-facing-summer-of-construction.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579310/Timpanogos-Highway-facing-summer-of-construction.html Utah County drivers will have to put up with more construction on the beleaguered overhaul of the Timpanogos Highway. Wed, 01 May 2013 18:35:00 MDT Tooele man killed in crash on I-80 with UDOT vehicle http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579278/Tooele-man-killed-in-crash-on-I-80-with-UDOT-vehicle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579278/Tooele-man-killed-in-crash-on-I-80-with-UDOT-vehicle.html A Tooele man was killed Wednesday after crashing into a UDOT vehicle on I-80. Wed, 01 May 2013 11:55:00 MDT Sinkhole closes Taylorsville road through weekend http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579079/Sinkhole-closes-Taylorsville-road-through-weekend.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579079/Sinkhole-closes-Taylorsville-road-through-weekend.html A sinkhole reaching 20 feet deep has closed lanes through a busy Taylorsville intersection, likely to last through the weekend. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:12:49 MDT UDOT announces top 10 road projects for 2013 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578879/UDOT-announces-top-10-road-projects-for-2013.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578879/UDOT-announces-top-10-road-projects-for-2013.html With summer driving season approaching, the Utah Department of Transportation has announced its top 10 road construction... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:38:30 MDT Voice-to-text while driving just as dangerous as texting, study finds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578829/Voice-to-text-while-driving-just-as-dangerous-as-texting-study-finds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578829/Voice-to-text-while-driving-just-as-dangerous-as-texting-study-finds.html Using voice-to-text technology may have drivers thinking it’s safer than manual texting, but a new study shows... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:15:00 MDT Experts: Avalanche that killed forecaster 'could have happened to any of us' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578268/Experts-Avalanche-that-killed-forecaster-could-have-happened-to-any-of-us.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578268/Experts-Avalanche-that-killed-forecaster-could-have-happened-to-any-of-us.html The snowslide that claimed the life of Utah Department of Transportation avalanche forecaster Craig Patterson "could have... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:52:41 MDT Avalanche expert who died in slide was focused on safety, co-workers say http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578105/Avalanche-expert-who-died-in-slide-was-focused-on-safety-co-workers-say.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578105/Avalanche-expert-who-died-in-slide-was-focused-on-safety-co-workers-say.html Craig Patterson, an avalanche forecaster and veteran outdoorsman who died in an avalanche Thursday, worked to keep others safe. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:35:00 MDT UDOT employee killed in avalanche http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578090/UDOT-employee-killed-in-avalanche.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578090/UDOT-employee-killed-in-avalanche.html A Utah Department of Transportation employee was killed Thursday when he was caught in an avalanche. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:29:59 MDT Copper thieves pull $60,000 in copper wire from I-15 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577317/Copper-thieves-pull-60000-in-copper-wire-from-I-15.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577317/Copper-thieves-pull-60000-in-copper-wire-from-I-15.html The Utah Department of Transportation is missing approximately 35,000 feet of copper wire along I-15. Eleven junction boxes... Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:40:00 MDT UDOT immune from wrongful death suit in 2011 road collapse, judge rules http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577013/UDOT-immune-from-wrongful-death-suit-in-2011-road-collapse-judge-rules.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577013/UDOT-immune-from-wrongful-death-suit-in-2011-road-collapse-judge-rules.html A judge ruled Thursday that UDOT cannot be sued for a July 2011 road collapse in Duchesne County that led to the death of a... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:49:37 MDT Three-way land deal a win for wildlife, school children, commuters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576934/Three-way-land-deal-a-win-for-wildlife-school-children-commuters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576934/Three-way-land-deal-a-win-for-wildlife-school-children-commuters.html A three-way land exchange in the works for nearly 30 years has been finally stamped "done," and Utah's wildlife,... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:05:00 MDT In our opinion: Facing highway facts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623524/Facing-highway-facts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623524/Facing-highway-facts.html Transportation planners along the Wasatch Front are burdened by two simple facts of life. Their territory is a confining... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 MST Road work, sound wall construction slated on I-15 in southern Utah County http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574310/Road-work-sound-wall-construction-slated-on-I-15-in-southern-Utah-County.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574310/Road-work-sound-wall-construction-slated-on-I-15-in-southern-Utah-County.html Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:15:00 MST Residents brave the snow to rally against freeway plan for Farmington http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573997/Residents-brave-the-snow-to-rally-against-freeway-plan-for-Farmington.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573997/Residents-brave-the-snow-to-rally-against-freeway-plan-for-Farmington.html Despite snowfall and 30-degree temperatures, residents of Farmington rallied Saturday to oppose the Glovers Lane option for... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:25:00 MST UDOT taking new approach to prevent copper wire theft http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573113/UDOT-taking-new-approach-to-prevent-copper-wire-theft.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573113/UDOT-taking-new-approach-to-prevent-copper-wire-theft.html Over the past two years, UDOT has spent $450,000 replacing wiring to light poles on major freeways, including I-215, I-80 and... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:57:23 MST Salt Lake commuters burn 30 hours sitting in traffic each year, report says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572705/Salt-Lake-commuters-burn-30-hours-sitting-in-traffic-each-year-report-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572705/Salt-Lake-commuters-burn-30-hours-sitting-in-traffic-each-year-report-says.html Salt Lake residents may think their commute is difficult, but compared to Washington or New York, a new congestion report... Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:49:13 MST 'In God We Trust' license plate bill moving forward http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572473/In-God-We-Trust-license-plate-bill-moving-forward.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572473/In-God-We-Trust-license-plate-bill-moving-forward.html Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:35:00 MST