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Preconstruction Division

UDOT Preconstruction provides tools, training and support to ensure project success from design through completion.

Charles Mason-hill
Director of Preconstruction
Email: cmason-hill@utah.gov
Office: (801)975-4827
Cell: (801)910-2091

Tina Halterman
Administrative Secretary
Email: thalterman@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4208
Cell: (760) 977-8462

Design and Standards

Manages the UDOT standards process, provides estimate support services, and directs the development of the emerging Digital Delivery process.

Contact Information:

George Lukes
Design and Standards Engineer
Email: glukes@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4986
Cell: (801) 633-8186

Andy Cordes
Digital Delivery/Digital Twin Advancement
Email: acordes@utah.gov
Cell: (928) 710-1386

Bob Peterson
CADD Manager
Email: bobpeterson@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4041
Cell: (801) 633-9778

James Buckley
CADD Technician
Email: jbuckley@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4662
Cell: (801) 671-7535

Brad Yeates
Standards and Specifications
Email: bbyeates@utah.gov
Cell: (385) 315-3872

Justin Bodily
Statewide Design and Project Support Surveyor
Email: justinbodily@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 389-6506

Ariel Froerer
BIM Specialist
Email: afroerer@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 821-0467

Drainage Design/Hydraulics

Oversees the hydraulics program and serves as a resource for UDOT regions.

Contact Information:

Brandon Cox
Statewide Hydraulics Engineer
Email: brandoncox@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 550-2960

Vaughn Nelson
Statewide Design Engineer
Email: vanelson@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 910-2031

Project Management

Provides tools and training for project managers’ teams.

Contact Information:

Branden Anderson
Statewide Project / Program Management Engineer
Email: branden@utah.gov
Cell: (435) 619-0098

Right of Way Design

Develops and maintains processes and standards for the description of property needed for UDOT projects.

Contact Information:

Vacant (Formerly James Olschewski)
Statewide Right of Way Design Program Engineer
Email: jolschewski@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4821
Cell: (801) 953-4860

Roadway Design

Provides technical expertise to department and consultant designers.

Contact Information:

Vaughn Nelson
Statewide Design Engineer
Email: vanelson@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 910-2031

George Lukes
Design and Standards Engineer
Email: glukes@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4986
Cell: (801) 633-8186

Transit Design

Oversees the development and implementation of standards related to transit facilities on state routes or for state-funded projects.

Contact Information:

Jim Webb
Statewide Transit Engineer
Email: jwebb@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 230-7915


Utilities Division is responsible for providing high-quality utility coordination throughout the state of Utah. Regional Utility Leaders and Coordinators work collaboratively with project teams and utility owners to identify potentially impacted utility facilities associated with UDOT’s highway projects. The regional utility staff coordinates the necessary relocation of the utility facilities employing nationwide best practices for effective utility coordination and cooperation.

Not to be confused with the Railroad Safety Division.

Contact Information:

Region One

Lincoln Port
Email: lport@utah.gov
Office: (435) 851-1613

Region Two

John Bangle
Email: jbangle@utah.gov
Office: (801) 975-4994

Region Three

Austin Tripp
Email: atripp@utah.gov
Office: (801) 227-8020

Region Four

Jeff Albrecht
Email: jalbrecht@utah.gov
Office: (435) 689-0229

Gernice White
Email: gernice@utah.gov
Office: (435) 893-4764

Statewide Utilities Manager

James Olschewski
Email: jolschewski@utah.gov
Office: (801) 965-4821
Cell: (801) 953-4860

Statewide Railroad

Jim Golden
Email: jimgolden@utah.gov
Cell: (801) 360-0052

Statewide Railroad Engineer

Jesse Sweeten
Email: jsweeten@utah.gov
Cell: (385) 306-9982