Tagged ‘highway safety’

Drowsy Driving Experiment

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

It’s 4 a.m. While most Utahns are still fast asleep, four people, each with very different lives, all have one thing in common…they’re struggling to stay awake. Nate Davis is a businessman and father of four. Kylie Lalumia is a brand new mom. Lindsey Tait is 17 years old and has a busy social life. […]

Highway Littering and Failing to Secure a Load Amendments

Posted on: April 11th, 2013

Legislators passed this past March HB 328 S1. This bill increases the fines for littering on a highway and increases the fines for failing to secure a load while operating a vehicle on a highway.  Previously, a person could be fined no less than $100 for littering or not securing a load. This has been […]

High Arch Gets High Praise

Posted on: March 9th, 2011

Utah wildlife management experts love this new structure under I-70. Speaking for herself and other wildlife management experts, USU Assistant Professor Patricia Cramer calls this underpass crossing “our pride and joy.”  The structure looks great and has good functionality as a wildlife crossing too. Cramer is especially pleased that it’s been used by elk, who are difficult […]

Do the Locomotion

Posted on: July 19th, 2010

UDOT’s rest stop echoes Tucker’s railroad past. Dave Babcock, Fleet Manager in UDOT Region 4’s Price Office wrote this article about UDOT’s newest rest area. The Utah Department of Transportation has constructed a new Safety Rest Area and Visitor Center on U.S. 6 at Milepost 202, at a location known as Tie Fork.  The new facility […]


Posted on: July 14th, 2010

Graffiti vandals are getting better at defacing structures along state routes but UDOT workers are right on their heels. “Some people don’t even know we have a graffiti problem because we find it and get rid of it so quick,” says Dave Kelley who works at UDOT Station 2445. Workers use a bridge inspection truck […]