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Posts Tagged ‘UT’

Utah DOT: Mountain View Corridor

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Mountain View Corridor is a planned freeway, transit and trail system in western Salt Lake and northwestern Utah counties. By preserving land now and building in phases, UDOT is planning for tomorrow and improving the quality of life for today’s residents as well as future generations. With the Mountain View Corridor, getting there is getting […]

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Utah DOT: Getting to Know the Blast Crew

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Don’t you wish you could blow things up and get paid for it? In this episode of Talking Orange we meet a group of UDOT employees who do! The Region 4 blast crew works hard to keep Utah moving by blasting away rocks that get in the way of roads.

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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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