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Posts Tagged ‘UT’

Utah DOT: October Region 2 News Update

Friday, October 27th, 2017

In this month’s Region Two News Brief, we review the major construction projects across the Salt Lake Valley and look ahead to 2018. This episode of Region Two News recaps some of the high volume projects happening around Salt Lake County including : The Bangerter 4 interchanges; an update and look ahead into 2018 I-215; […]

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Utah DOT: Pedestrian Bridge Over Bangerter Highway (Time Lapse)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

UDOT closed Bangerter Highway near 7000 South the night of Aug. 19 while crews installed a new pedestrian bridge. The bridge is part of the Bangerter Interchanges project. UDOT is building a freeway-like overpass at 7000 S. This new pedestrian bridge over Bangerter Highway replaces one that was removed earlier this year to make room for the overpass.

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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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