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Traffic and Safety Division

All activities and programs led by the Traffic & Safety Division share one ultimate objective – to improve safety. The division is responsible for overseeing the research and programs that help improve transportation safety statewide. These responsibilities include safety improvement programs for work zones, school zones, traffic signals, and active transportation. Traffic & Safety personnel also supervise studies that determine the causes of crashes and other traffic hazards as well as discuss how these dangers can be minimized.

The programs administered by the Traffic & Safety Division are a service to the public. As you navigate through the various Traffic & Safety subtopics, you will see contact information listed. We value your input and encourage you to give us your comments or questions.

Robert Miles, PE
Director of Traffic and Safety

801-965-4273, robertmiles@utah.gov

Amusement Ride Safety

Jesse Sweeten, Amusement Ride Safety Director
801-910-2206, jsweeten@utah.gov

The Amusement Ride Safety Committee was created in 2018 through House Bill 381: Amusement Ride Safety to establish safety standards for amusement rides in the State of Utah. Through direction of the Amusement Ride Safety Committee, UDOT shall certify qualified safety inspectors to perform annual in-person inspections of amusement rides; and require an owner-operator of an amusement ride to obtain an annual amusement ride permit for each ride. The Amusement Ride Safety Committee consists of 6 members, and meetings are open to the public.

Amusement Ride Safety Committee (external website)

Public Meeting Notices (external website)

Design (State Furnished Materials, Signals, Lighting, Traffic Studies)

Adam Lough, Traffic & Safety Design Engineer
Signals, Traffic Studies, Lighting, Warehouse, Intersection Control Evaluation
801-718-4326, alough@utah.gov

Ming Jiang, Lighting Engineer
Highway/Street Lighting
385-232-0522, mjiang@utah.gov

Phil Pettersson, Signal Furnished Materials
801-419-1462, sfmaterials@utah.gov

Kristi Hayes, ATMS Furnished Materials
801-633-6416, atmsfurnished@utah.gov

Signal State Furnished Materials

ITS State Furnished Materials


Signal and Lighting Design

Warranted Signals List

Traffic Signals Page

Operations (Signs, Barrier, Guardrail, Work Zones, MUTCD)

Glenn Blackwelder, Operations Engineer
Design Exceptions, Safety Asset Management, MUTCD
801-508-4918, gblackwelder@utah.gov

Shawn Debenham, Roadside Safety Manager
Barrier/Guardrail, End Treatments, Roadside Safety Hardware
801-971-9575, sdebenham@utah.gov

Trevor Egan, Traffic Design Engineer
ADA Access, Ped Ramps, Design Exceptions
385-722-4104, tegan@utah.gov

Kaitlin Marousis, Data and Assets Manager
GIS Analysis, Asset Management, Inservice Performance Evaluation
507-202-9311, kmarousis@utah.gov

Justin Wilstead, Standards & Innovation Manager

Signs, Work Zone Safety, Flagging and TCM Training
801-910-2507, jwilstead@utah.gov

UDOT Device Eligibility

IQP Crash Cushion Training

Guardrail Installation Training

Traffic Control Certification

Highway Signs (Google Drive folder)

Roadside Safety (Barrier, Guardrail, End Treatments) (Google Drive folder)

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (36 MB PDF)

Work Zone Safety (Google Drive folder)

Pedestrian Safety / ADA / Active Transportation

Travis Evans, Active Transportation Safety Manager
Active Transportation, Safe Routes to School, Safe Sidewalks
916-215-8722, travispevans@utah.gov

Trevor Egan, Traffic Design Engineer
ADA Access, Pedestrian Ramps, Design Exceptions
801-706-5852, tegan@utah.gov

Pedestrian Safety ADA Access

Railroad Program / State Safety Oversight

Jim Golden, Chief Railroad Engineer/State Safety Oversight PM
801-360-0052, jimgolden@utah.gov

Garret Jenson, Railroad PM/State Safety Oversight Officer
801-918-7408, gjenson@utah.gov

Railroad Program Railroad Crossing Safety Grants State Safety Oversight
Per FTA requirements, UDOT serves as the State Safety Oversight Agency over UTA Trax.

Ropeway Safety

Brian Allen, Ropeway Safety Engineer

A unique responsibility of the Traffic and Safety Division is to work with the Utah Passenger Ropeway Safety Committee to ensure the safety of passengers using aerial tramways, surface lifts, and tows. The focus is on ski-related equipment, but the committee also licenses other types of ropeways. Ropeways include aerial tramways, gondolas, chairlifts, t-bars, platter lifts, rope tows, conveyors and funiculars.

Ropeway Operation Safety Rules (external website)

Ropeway Forms (Google Drive folder)

Qualified Engineers & Ropeway Inspectors (Google Drive folder)

Ropeway Safety Committee (external website)

Public Meeting Notices (external website)

Safety Programs / Crash Data

Jeff Lewis, Safety Programs Engineer
801-910-2180, jefflewis@utah.gov

Ivana Vladisavljevic, Data and Safety Engineer
801-703-7960, ivanav@utah.gov

Crash Data Highway Safety Projects and Programs Project Safety Analysis (previously OSR) Raised Median Toolkit (external website)
    Countermeasure Fact Sheets (external website)

    Statewide Safety Initiatives