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Additional Delays on Northbound I-15 in Salt Lake County

Posted on: January 16th, 2021

Day and night lane closures continue for the next two weeks for ramp system construction Drivers are advised to plan for nighttime delays of up to 20 minutes for the next two weeks on northbound I-15 from Draper to Midvale while crews place concrete pavement and install new overhead freeway signs. From Monday, Jan. 18, […]

Utah’s Biggest Pedestrian Bridge Unveiled

Posted on: January 14th, 2021

The UVU pedestrian will provide students a safer and faster way to campus Local officials unveiled a new pedestrian bridge that connects Utah Valley University (UVU) with the UTA FrontRunner Orem Central Station at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.  The $30.7 million bridge was built through a partnership with UVU, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), […]

#WorkForUsWednesday

Posted on: January 13th, 2021

Every Wednesday we share job opportunities from around the Department. Today, we’re posting one new open position. Please click on the included link for more information or to apply. Come join UDOT’s workforce and help keep Utah moving. Recruitment #25729 – Port of Entry Agent (Motor Carrier Spec III), Region 4 – St. George. Opened […]

UDOT Names Lisa Wilson as New Deputy Director

Posted on: December 21st, 2020

State transportation agency now led by two female deputy directors Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director Carlos Braceras today appointed Lisa Wilson as the new deputy director of engineering and operations.  In this role, Wilson will oversee the department’s project development and operations divisions, as well as UDOT’s four statewide regional offices.    For the first […]

Governor-Elect Spencer Cox Reappoints Carlos Braceras as UDOT Executive Director

Posted on: December 21st, 2020

Utah Governor-Elect Spencer R. Cox reappointed Carlos Braceras today as the executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). For the past seven years, Braceras has been responsible for UDOT’s more than 1,700 employees and the design, construction and maintenance of Utah’s 6,000-mile system of roads and highways. As a member of Governor-Elect Cox’s […]

Building Information Highways to Connect Rural Communities to Vital Digital Resources

Posted on: December 18th, 2020

CARES Act funding is being used to provide internet access for telemedicine, distance learning and telecommuting UDOT is in the final stages of installing fiber conduit systems in two Utah rural locations to increase internet connectivity for communities and enhance mobility and safety on Utah’s highways. Utah legislators allocated $30 million of the CARES Act […]

Year-end Construction Totals for 2020

Posted on: December 17th, 2020

Continued investment keeps highways in good condition and helps accommodate statewide growth UDOT completed 135 projects statewide during 2020, with a total value of $1.05 billion. Utah is one of the fastest-growing states in the country, and UDOT is continually working to meet current and future transportation needs while keeping the existing highway system in […]

Where do we go now? The Journey to a Better America

Posted on: December 16th, 2020

(This is the third installment of a three-part series of posts by Carlos  Braceras, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation. Originally posted on LinkedIn, Dec. 7, 2020.) In the first part of this series, I talked about considerations of racial and social justice as transportation professionals work to help build the communities of […]

Life, Liberty, and Happiness Remain the Dream, Not the Reality for All

Posted on: December 16th, 2020

(This is the second in a three-part series of posts by Carlos Braceras, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation. Originally posted on LinkedIn, Dec. 3, 2020.) I was a boy during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. I grew up with a Spanish-sounding surname and a father who was born in Paris […]

Are We There Yet? No, but it’s about the journey

Posted on: December 16th, 2020

(This is the first installment of a three-part series of posts by Carlos Braceras, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation. Originally posted on LinkedIn, Nov. 23, 2020.) For more than 25 years, I have known Governor Gary Herbert, who will finish out his final term as governor at the end of December. It has […]