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Project Development Group

The Project Development Group “Keeps Utah Moving” by supporting the design and construction of projects through establishing standardized processes and expectations to improve efficiencies and to comply with state and federal rules and regulations. We are responsible for the programmatic management of roadway pavement and bridges to take care of and maintain the public’s assets valued at over $25B and provide specialized statewide engineering support and are tasked with both construction and consultant contracting for UDOT projects.  We purchase any property needed to accomplish UDOT’s projects.  We also make sure that throughout all of these tasks important legal requirements like Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Utah Procurement Code are followed.

Project Development Contact Information:

Kris Peterson
Director of Project Development
Email: krispeterson@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4022
Cell: (801) 791-1499

Amy Emerson
Administrative Assistant
Email: aemerson@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4826
Cell: (909) 215-9400

Fred Doehring
Director of Preconstruction
Email: fdoehring@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 633-6215

Corey Nelson
Statewide Utilities Director
Email:  coreynelson@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4083
Cell: (385) 251-4134

Charles Stormont
Right of Way Director
Email:  castormont@utah.gov
Cell: (385) 226-8948

Cheryl Hersh Simmons
Chief Structural Engineer
Email:  cherylhersh@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 557-7846

William Lawrence
Director of Materials and Pavements
Email:  billlawrence@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 879-1993

Robert Stewart
Director of Construction
Email: rstewart@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 440-5746