UDOT http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ UDOT en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:23:27 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Number of people killed on Utah roads highest in six years http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620269/Number-of-people-killed-on-Utah-roads-highest-in-six-years.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620269/Number-of-people-killed-on-Utah-roads-highest-in-six-years.html After more than a decade of decline in highway fatalities in Utah, the numbers rose for a second straight year. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:15:14 MST Downed lines on I-15 cause nightmare commute http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619749/Downed-lines-on-I-15-cause-nightmare-commute.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619749/Downed-lines-on-I-15-cause-nightmare-commute.html Downed lines caused officials to shut down I-15 in both directions for about four hours Friday morning in Bountiful. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:25:00 MST UDOT plans major improvement to 10600 South interchange http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619209/UDOT-plans-major-improvement-to-10600-South-interchange.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619209/UDOT-plans-major-improvement-to-10600-South-interchange.html Those who live or work in the area of 10600 South and I-15 know the interchange can get extremely congested. With even more... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:27:32 MST UDOT seeks input on U.S. 89 work in Davis County http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619096/UDOT-seeks-input-on-US-89-work-in-Davis-County.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619096/UDOT-seeks-input-on-US-89-work-in-Davis-County.html The Utah Department of Transportation is planning a safety barrier project on U.S. 89 in Layton, Fruit Heights and Kaysville... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:52:49 MST UDOT launches new mobile app to help drivers report road concerns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619035/UDOT-launches-new-mobile-app-to-help-drivers-report-road-concerns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619035/UDOT-launches-new-mobile-app-to-help-drivers-report-road-concerns.html Getting a pothole fixed on state and federal roadways is now only a click away. On Tuesday, the Utah Department of... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:55:00 MST Letter: Don't raise gas tax http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618299/Letter-Dont-raise-gas-tax.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618299/Letter-Dont-raise-gas-tax.html UDOT should do some cinching. Don't raise the gas taxes. We've already paid enough at the pump as it is. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST UDOT plans upgrades for state Route 36 in Tooele http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617912/UDOT-plans-upgrades-for-state-Route-36-in-Tooele.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617912/UDOT-plans-upgrades-for-state-Route-36-in-Tooele.html The Utah Department of Transportation, in coordination with Tooele, is designing the full pavement reconstruction of state... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:36:24 MST Christmas lights, activities bring throngs to downtown Salt Lake City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617529/Christmas-lights-activities-bring-throngs-to-downtown-Salt-Lake-City.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617529/Christmas-lights-activities-bring-throngs-to-downtown-Salt-Lake-City.html The pedestrians enjoying warm December temperatures in downtown Salt Lake City and the press of cars headed to a full lineup... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:45:00 MST My view: Poor logic for increasing speed limit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617422/Poor-logic-for-increasing-speed-limit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617422/Poor-logic-for-increasing-speed-limit.html UDOT spokesman John Gleason said, "the speed limit is based on national standards that say it should be reflective of what 85... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Jay Evensen: 70 mph on the freeway will change absolutely nothing http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617334/70-mph-on-the-freeway-will-change-absolutely-nothing.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617334/70-mph-on-the-freeway-will-change-absolutely-nothing.html Don't believe the doomsayers. A higher speed limit on I-15 will not result in a bloodbath. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Portable safety signs aim to keep kids safe in school zones http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617262/Portable-safety-signs-aim-to-keep-kids-safe-in-school-zones.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617262/Portable-safety-signs-aim-to-keep-kids-safe-in-school-zones.html After a recent rise in pedestrian fatalities, UDOT came across portable safety signs for school zone crossings. Salt Lake... Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:38:27 MST New 70 mph freeway speed limit signs go up along Wasatch Front http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617253/New-70-mph-freeway-speed-limit-signs-go-up-along-Wasatch-Front.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617253/New-70-mph-freeway-speed-limit-signs-go-up-along-Wasatch-Front.html Ninety-nine new signs went up along I-15 and I-215 Monday through the urban areas of the Wasatch Front proclaiming the speed... Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:00:00 MST UDOT lowers speed limits after accidents at Redwood-Bangerter intersection http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617099/UDOT-lowers-speed-limits-after-accidents-at-Redwood-Bangerter-intersection.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617099/UDOT-lowers-speed-limits-after-accidents-at-Redwood-Bangerter-intersection.html The Utah Department of Transportation reduced speed limits by 10 mph near the intersection of Redwood Road and Bangerter... Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:40:51 MST UDOT working to improve safety of flex lanes on 5400 South http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616816/UDOT-working-to-improve-safety-of-flex-lanes-on-5400-South.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616816/UDOT-working-to-improve-safety-of-flex-lanes-on-5400-South.html After being broadsided by an SUV in Taylorsville, a woman wants to bring attention to a reportedly confusing traffic control... Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:25:00 MST 2600 South in Bountiful to close for I-15 work http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616763/2600-South-in-Bountiful-to-close-for-I-15-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616763/2600-South-in-Bountiful-to-close-for-I-15-work.html Portions of 2600 South in Bountiful will close for construction this week. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:06:20 MST Motorists call for changes to 'confusing' intersection following fatal crash http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616710/Motorists-call-for-changes-to-confusing-intersection-following-fatal-crash.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616710/Motorists-call-for-changes-to-confusing-intersection-following-fatal-crash.html Two crashes at the same intersection in less than 24 hours, one of them claiming the life a young mother, have concerned... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:50:00 MST UDOT tow plow drivers train for winter http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616428/UDOT-tow-plow-drivers-train-for-winter.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616428/UDOT-tow-plow-drivers-train-for-winter.html To prepare for winter, Utah Department of Transportation held its annual tow plow training, in which the state’s 16 tow... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:50:47 MST UDOT uses salt and brine solution to clear roads more efficiently http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616406/UDOT-uses-salt-and-brine-solution-to-clear-roads-more-efficiently.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616406/UDOT-uses-salt-and-brine-solution-to-clear-roads-more-efficiently.html In an average winter, the Utah Department of Transportation spends $5 million on salt to clear roads of ice and snow. Over... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:55:00 MST In our opinion: 70 mph — driving at the speed of sound engineering or sound policy? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616088/70-mph-2-driving-at-the-speed-of-sound-engineering-or-sound-policy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616088/70-mph-2-driving-at-the-speed-of-sound-engineering-or-sound-policy.html When the speed limit is raised next month to 70 mph on sections of freeway along the Wasatch Front, the Utah Highway Patrol... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:10:00 MST Letter: Slow down http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616092/Slow-down.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616092/Slow-down.html UDOT wants to raise the speed limit on I-15 to 70 mph. The UHP commercials and interviews continually tell us to "slow down."... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST More drivers misusing express lanes, UDOT says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616002/More-drivers-misusing-express-lanes-UDOT-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616002/More-drivers-misusing-express-lanes-UDOT-says.html The Utah Department of Transportation says too many drivers are misusing the express lanes on I-15. The percentage of drivers... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:00 MST Letter: Speed limit increase http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615809/Letter-Speed-limit-increase.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615809/Letter-Speed-limit-increase.html Jason Davis, UDOT director of operations, said drivers cruise at speeds comfortable to them, no matter the speed limit. If... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST UHP still concerned but won't oppose freeway speed limit increase http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615799/UHP-still-concerned-but-wont-oppose-freeway-speed-limit-increase.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615799/UHP-still-concerned-but-wont-oppose-freeway-speed-limit-increase.html The Utah Highway Patrol is still worried an increased speed limit on the Wasatch Front could lead to more accidents, but... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:35:00 MST Wasatch Front freeway speed to be 70 mph, but UHP not in favor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615529/Wasatch-Front-freeway-speed-to-be-70-mph-but-UHP-not-in-favor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615529/Wasatch-Front-freeway-speed-to-be-70-mph-but-UHP-not-in-favor.html Speeds on Utah's freeways will increase to 70 mph sometime in December. The change will take place in Salt Lake, Utah and... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:23:50 MST UDOT prepared for the season http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615479/UDOT-prepared-for-the-season.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615479/UDOT-prepared-for-the-season.html The Utah Department of Transportation says it is prepared for Utah's winter driving season. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:57:00 MST Winter arrives for Utah commuters; experts offer driving tips http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615475/Winter-arrives-for-Utah-commuters-experts-offer-driving-tips.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615475/Winter-arrives-for-Utah-commuters-experts-offer-driving-tips.html Utah saw its first valley snowfall Thursday. The Utah Department of Transportation rolled out tips for making it through the... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:05:00 MST Statement released on proposed road work in Sunset, Clinton http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613355/Statement-released-on-proposed-road-work-in-Sunset-Clinton.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613355/Statement-released-on-proposed-road-work-in-Sunset-Clinton.html The Utah Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have announced the availability of a Draft... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:59:56 MDT 1100 South to close in Brigham City next week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610719/1100-South-to-close-in-Brigham-City-next-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610719/1100-South-to-close-in-Brigham-City-next-week.html The Utah Department of Transportation is advising motorists that 1100 South (U.S. 91) in Brigham City will close to all... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:16:41 MDT Rock slide causes Sardine Canyon closure, minor injuries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609433/Rock-slide-causes-Sardine-Canyon-closure-minor-injuries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609433/Rock-slide-causes-Sardine-Canyon-closure-minor-injuries.html Boulders the size of a Volkswagon were unleashed in the torrent of rain that hit Utah Friday night, causing the closure of... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:25:00 MDT Summer downpour causes flooding, slides across Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607749/Summer-downpour-causes-flooding-slides-across-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607749/Summer-downpour-causes-flooding-slides-across-Utah.html As heavy summer rains caused problems across the state Tuesday, Loraine Perkins watched helplessly as a 15-minute downpour... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:35:00 MDT Mudslide closes highway near Nephi http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607685/Mudslide-closes-highway-near-Nephi.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607685/Mudslide-closes-highway-near-Nephi.html Summer rains sent a mudslide across a highway near Nephi on Monday, closing the road. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:33:31 MDT Project aims to improve wireless service in Little Cottonwood Canyon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607185/Project-aims-to-improve-wireless-service-in-Little-Cottonwood-Canyon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607185/Project-aims-to-improve-wireless-service-in-Little-Cottonwood-Canyon.html Crown Castle, along with the Utah Department of Transportation, will install a distributed antenna system network on state... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:25:00 MDT In our opinion: Caution is necessary when Utah transit projects engage in the practice of eminent domain http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606533/Caution-is-necessary-when-Utah-transit-projects-engage-in-the-practice-of-eminent-domain.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606533/Caution-is-necessary-when-Utah-transit-projects-engage-in-the-practice-of-eminent-domain.html It is important to address issues of private property, just compensation and public use in a careful manner. Public entities... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT UDOT warns of lane restrictions for upcoming road work http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604702/UDOT-warns-of-lane-restrictions-for-upcoming-road-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604702/UDOT-warns-of-lane-restrictions-for-upcoming-road-work.html The Utah Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead and allow extra travel time due to upcoming road... Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:57:09 MDT New traffic light in Millcreek proves safety and community togetherness http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604603/New-traffic-light-in-Millcreek-proves-safety-and-community-togetherness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604603/New-traffic-light-in-Millcreek-proves-safety-and-community-togetherness.html In response to the death of a women who was killed at the corner of 2940 East and 3300 South last November, a new traffic... Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:45:00 MDT Number of fatal crashes up from previous year http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604508/Number-of-fatal-crashes-up-from-previous-year.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604508/Number-of-fatal-crashes-up-from-previous-year.html The Utah Department of Transportation is keeping a close eye on the number of fatal accidents and their causes. Even though... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:06:13 MDT Lights along busy stretch of I-15 repaired http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604499/Lights-along-busy-stretch-of-I-15-repaired.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604499/Lights-along-busy-stretch-of-I-15-repaired.html The lights are back on along a busy stretch of I-15 that was left in the dark at night after a copper wire heist in March 2013. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:50:45 MDT Davis County road construction taking place through summer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604487/Davis-County-road-construction-taking-place-through-summer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604487/Davis-County-road-construction-taking-place-through-summer.html Road construction throughout southern Davis County is ongoing, and the Utah Department of Transportation is providing updates. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:20:00 MDT Crews to remove hazardous trees near Cedar City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602736/Crews-to-remove-hazardous-trees-near-Cedar-City.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602736/Crews-to-remove-hazardous-trees-near-Cedar-City.html Crews will start work next week on cutting down dead trees that pose a risk of falling on the road near Cedar Canyon Campground. Thu, 08 May 2014 18:21:21 MDT UDOT to begin building divergent diamond interchange in Bountiful http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602691/UDOT-to-begin-building-divergent-diamond-interchange-in-Bountiful.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602691/UDOT-to-begin-building-divergent-diamond-interchange-in-Bountiful.html Construction on an I-15 interchange in Davis County will begin on Friday. Thu, 08 May 2014 13:20:38 MDT I-15 construction to cause weekend delays in Davis County http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602213/I-15-construction-to-cause-weekend-delays-in-Davis-County.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602213/I-15-construction-to-cause-weekend-delays-in-Davis-County.html Construction on I-15 in Davis County will cause delays this weekend, the Utah Department of Transportation has announced. Thu, 01 May 2014 17:17:51 MDT Expo to address transportation in Weber, Davis counties http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601843/Expo-to-address-transportation-in-Weber-Davis-counties.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601843/Expo-to-address-transportation-in-Weber-Davis-counties.html Future transportation issues in Davis and Weber counties will be discussed at the 2014 Top of Utah Transportation Expo on... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:34:31 MDT My view: Utah's transportation budget struggles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601752/Utahs-transportation-budget-struggles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601752/Utahs-transportation-budget-struggles.html The April 16 article by Joan Lowy of the AP titled, “The Transportation Blues,” describes the transportation... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:20:47 MDT $117M south Davis freeway project now underway http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601361/117M-south-Davis-freeway-project-now-underway.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601361/117M-south-Davis-freeway-project-now-underway.html South Davis County motorists will have to deal with the pain of orange barrels and lane restrictions for the foreseeable... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:25:00 MDT Where to expect those orange cones in Utah this summer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600765/Where-to-expect-those-orange-cones-in-Utah-this-summer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600765/Where-to-expect-those-orange-cones-in-Utah-this-summer.html The Utah Department of Transportation announced the top 10 projects that will affect motorists during the 2014 construction... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:55:00 MDT New ThrU Turns should decrease Layton congestion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600469/New-ThrU-Turns-should-decrease-Layton-congestion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600469/New-ThrU-Turns-should-decrease-Layton-congestion.html Layton drivers can expect a redesign on Hill Field Road with new designated U-turns expected to begin this summer. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:30:59 MDT UDOT to begin revamp of I-15 in south Davis County http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599662/UDOT-to-begin-revamp-of-I-15-in-south-Davis-County.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599662/UDOT-to-begin-revamp-of-I-15-in-south-Davis-County.html The Utah Department of Transportation is preparing to launch a major construction project on the I-15 freeway in south Davis... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:10:00 MDT Deer tunnel proposed to make U.S. 89 in Sanpete County safer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599466/Deer-tunnel-proposed-to-make-US-89-in-Sanpete-County-safer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599466/Deer-tunnel-proposed-to-make-US-89-in-Sanpete-County-safer.html Deer on the highway are among the many hazards drivers have to watch for in rural Utah. The family and friends of two people... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:36:35 MDT Retired UDOT head to receive engineering award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598614/Retired-UDOT-head-to-receive-engineering-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598614/Retired-UDOT-head-to-receive-engineering-award.html The former executive director of the Utah Department of Transporation has received an award from an engineering organization. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:48:50 MDT 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