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Posts Tagged ‘UT’

Bridge construction projects – happening at ‘almost’ the speed of light!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Two city bridge superstructures demolished, moved and replaced in 16 hours? Impossible? No…it can happen and Utah’s Department of Transportation just proved it…This impossible-sounding accomplishment is a result of a program called Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). It allows completion of bridge projects in record time. But, these kinds of success stories are not just happening in Utah.

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Economic Impacts of Active Transportation in Utah

Monday, August 7th, 2017
Table	8:	Job and	Income	Multiplier Adjustments	for	Active	Trans.	Facility	Construction,	Maintenance

Despite the increasing popularity of walking, biking, and running in Utah, little has been done to quantify and monetize the benefits that result from active transportation facilities and active travel. Understanding the direct and induced impacts of active transportation helps elevate active travel in funding decisions and priorities. It can help governments and non-profits plan investments in healthy community infrastructure and programs. In response to this need, the Utah Transit Authority and 11 agency collaborators initiated this study to estimate the health and economic benefits of active transportation to inform policy and planning decisions.

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Saratoga Springs, UT: Preparing Redwood Road for the Future

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Saratoga Springs, UT: Preparing Redwood Road for the Future

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will improve Redwood Road south of Pioneer Crossing in Saratoga Springs over the next two years. The improvements, which are scheduled to begin this summer, are designed to reduce congestion and extend the life of the roadway.

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West Jordan, UT: Timelapse – Moving the Bangerter Highway Pedestrian Bridge

Friday, June 16th, 2017
West Jordan, UT: Timelapse – Moving the Bangerter Highway Pedestrian Bridge

And just like that, a pedestrian bridge on Bangerter Highway disappeared overnight (thanks to the hard work of our crews). The bridge was removed to make way for a new freeway-like interchange at 7000 South. The bridge will be relocated in Salt Lake County.

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Utah DOT: Protecting Both Drivers and Wildlife

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Utah DOT: Protecting Both Drivers and Wildlife

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) crews started building one mile of wildlife fencing on westbound I-80 near Jeremy Ranch on Friday. The new wildlife fencing is the first phase in a long-term plan to reduce wildlife and vehicle collisions in Parleys Canyon.

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Utah DOT: The Point Project Now Complete

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Utah DOT: The Point Project Now Complete

The barrels are gone, all lanes are open, and The Point project on I-15 is now officially complete. This two-year, $215 million project widened I-15 to six lanes in each direction between 12300 South in Draper and S.R. 92 in Lehi, a distance of approximately seven miles.

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Layton, UT: Time-Testing ThrU Turns

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Layton, UT: Time-Testing ThrU Turns

We put the ThrU Turns on Hill Field Road to the test. This video shows how long it took to get from Main Street to Southbound I-15 before construction, compared to now with the ThrU Turns.

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Utah DOT: Repaving “Forrest Gump Hill”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Utah DOT: Repaving “Forrest Gump Hill”

Did you know Forrest Gump ended his years long run here in Utah? UDOT is starting a new repaving project in that area this week. The repayment of U.S. 163 will improve mobility and safety on 10 miles of highway, including the popular “Forrest Gump Hill.”

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Utah DOT: Hydro Demolition

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Utah DOT: Hydro Demolition

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is utilizing an innovative system of high-pressure water jets to refurbish bridge decks on the I-215 project. This is one of the first times UDOT has used this hydro demolition process to reconstruct a bridge deck, and the first in the Salt Lake Valley. Hydro demolition will allow crews to be more precise while refurbishing the bridge, which saves time and money.

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Utah DOT: Talking Orange – Aeronautics Division

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Utah DOT: Talking Orange – Aeronautics Division

We visit the Salt Lake International Airport where the Utah Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics is headquartered. Director Pat Morley explains what they do and why it’s so important to UDOT’s mission of innovating transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

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