Utah Department of Transportation

The final segment of a new highway in southern Utah is on track for completion early next year — despite a number of environmental challenges. The $75 million segment five of the Southern Parkway is an 8-mi. portion that will complete the overall connection between I-15 in the south and SR-9 in the north.

Crews in Salt Lake County, Utah are working long hours to complete the Blackrock Reconstructed Project. The $41 million effort involves reconstructing three bridges along I-80 to provide safe and efficient travel for growing communities in Tooele County.

As part of the planned interchange at Bangerter Highway and 10400 South, UDOT partnered with a local business in South Jordan to move their office building to a new location — across the parking lot, a small trip of only 300 ft. away. During the design of the project, two office buildings west of Bangerter Highway were purchased by UDOT to make way for the future southbound off-ramp.

This month, the Utah Department of Transportation unveiled its Top 10 construction projects for the year and said it is committed to keep such work moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Transportation is vital in providing essential goods and services during these uncertain times," said Carlos Braceras, executive director of UDOT.

The Utah Department of Transportation has come up with a unique way of saving money and helping out contractors by taking from one project and giving to another. It all started as engineers planned a project to widen U.S. 89 to six lanes between Main Street in Kaysville and S.R.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake on March 18 near Salt Lake City temporarily shut down a major air traffic hub, damaged a spire atop a temple and frightened millions of people. There were no reports of injuries. The 5.7-magnitude quake just after 7 a.m.

Honesty, teamwork and customer service paid off nicely for one Utah County contractor, earning the company the 2019 Utah Department of Transportation Contractor of the Year award. The award was presented last month to Kilgore Companies Southern Utah Construction Group at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah's annual banquet.

A $22 million highway project will upgrade one of Provo, Utah's oldest highways, tearing out failing asphalt, the original concrete still beneath it and excavating more than a dozen feet to replace utilities. Work on the mile-and-a-half on U.S.-89/500 West began in April and is expected to continue through the end of 2020.

Work is set to begin on a $180 million project to change three intersections on Utah's Bangerter Highway from signalized traffic controls to interchanges. Six projects on the highway have already been completed, including four last summer, at a cost of $222 million.

Deemed one of Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)'s Top 10 Projects for 2019, the $37 million U.S. 40/Strawberry Valley Passing Lanes project will add 5 mi. to an existing westbound passing lane and will repave 18 mi. from Daniels Summit to Soldier Creek.

Intended to address short-term regional transportation concerns while providing a long-term solution for the future, Utah's Mountain View Corridor Project is using a phased construction approach to balance transportation needs with available funds. "Growth in western Salt Lake County is increasing, and additional transportation infrastructure is needed to support the growth," said Codee Raymond, Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) resident engineer.