UDOT Seeks Public Input on Statewide Rural Transportation Planning
July 7, 2022
Preliminary transportation goals and needs have been identified and are now available for public review
UDOT wants the public’s input to contribute ideas on how to address transportation needs as part of the state’s Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan for rural areas throughout Utah.
This planning process is an opportunity to shape decisions regarding Utah’s rural transportation system needs for the next 25 to 30 years. Over the past several weeks, UDOT has been meeting with rural communities, counties, and other agencies to discuss future needs along the state highway system. Throughout the development of this plan, a variety of rural state roads in need of transportation improvements have been identified, and the department is asking the public to share their ideas on how to help improve Utah’s roadway network. Some ideas may include adding travel or passing lanes, improving intersections, adding bike lanes or sidewalks, providing transit service, increasing signage, extending paved trails and more.
“This rural Long Range Transportation Plan process is essential in developing projects and other solutions for 25 years or more into the future. UDOT is committed to providing meaningful public engagement opportunities to ensure the best outcome for all Utahns,” said Jay Aguilar, UDOT long-range planning manager. “While comments on the goals, needs and ideas are most helpful by August 5, the public is encouraged to provide input at any time throughout the process.”
Over the past several weeks, UDOT has been meeting with cities, counties, and other agencies to discuss future needs along the state highway system
The public is encouraged to visit the project website at udotinput.utah.gov/udotplanning to share comments in the following ways:
- Provide ideas on the comment map. The map details state roads that are in need of transportation improvements and the planning team is interested in specific ideas of how to solve these needs.
- Respond to a quick survey about the planning goals.
- The public may also email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the project hotline at 385-360-1900.