Under the philosophy, “good roads cost less,” UDOT manages more than 16,000 lane miles of pavement throughout the state. We take a proactive approach to preserve and rehabilitate these vital assets to avoid costly reconstruction treatments. Pavement is prioritized in two categories based on the volume of daily vehicle usage and the volume of freight:
The condition of bridges in our inventory is the envy of the country. We strategically invest our funding to proactively preserve, rehabilitate and reconstruct our structures. UDOT uses the Bridge Health Index (BHI) which measures and tracks the overall structural condition of the three categories of bridges in our system.
Ongoing monitoring of our traffic signals and advanced traffic management systems ensures consistent reliability and extends the life-cycle of these devices. This proactive approach determines if devices are in good working condition or when they need to be replaced, upgraded, or decommissioned.
Data on pavement condition is collected every year.
Target: Utah’s overall roadway condition is 80% fair or good.
Bridge inspection is occurring year-round resulting in a frequency of every structure every two years. In March of each year, the BHI score of each structure inspected in the previous 12 months is updated. In March of each year, each structure is inspected and scored out of 100 using the Bridge Health Index (BHI).
The Bridge Health Index of the National Highway System (NHS), State, and Local Governments and Municipalities is tracked.
These devices and signals are key infrastructure measurements to manage traffic, and provide a safe, and reliable movement of goods, services and people. The department tracks the health of these through ongoing preventative maintenance and performance monitoring.
This number is determined by the percentage of operational devices.
Target: 95 percent of devices in operation
This number is determined through an annual assessment that includes all electronics and physical infrastructure.
Target: 95 percent of signals in average condition or above