Government, Technology, Safety

Bridge Slide in Utah Involved Technical Savvy — and Dish Soap

Nighttime work on the bridge slide project on I-15 in Utah Nighttime work on the sliding bridge project on Interstate 15 in Cedar City, Utah. (Utah Department of Transportation)

Truckers driving over the Interstate 15 freight corridor in Utah may not realize lane closures were minimized to several hours instead of days when a new 550-ton bridge slid into place using dish soap, hydraulic jacks and technical skill.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2022
Government, Safety

Utah DOT Begins Construction of New Highway

West Davis Highway project in Utah West Davis is a new 16-mile, four-lane divided highway project currently planned to be constructed in western Davis County. (udot.utah.gov)

The Utah Department of Transportation has started work on a project to construct a new highway.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Gives Utah C+ on Infrastructure Report Card

Snowy Interstate 15 in southern Utah A look at snowy Interstate 15 in southern Utah. The state's roads earned a B+ on the report card. (Willowpix)

Utah earned a C+ on its most recent infrastructure report card, according to preliminary findings from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Utah DOT Opens Runaway Truck Ramp

Utah The ramp. (Screenshot via Utah DOT)

The Utah Department of Transportation unveiled a newly constructed truck escape system that is meant to serve commercial motor vehicle operators navigating a challenging intersection.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Truckers Exempt From Utah Traveler Declaration Form

Interstates 80 and 15 near Salt Lake City, Utah Interstates 15 and 80 near Salt Lake City. (Getty Images)

Truck drivers and other travelers representing certain industries have been exempted from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s recent executive order requiring people entering the state to complete a travel declaration form.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2020
Business, Fuel

TA Adds Location in Utah

TravelCenters of America in Meridian, Mississippi The TravelCenters of America in Meridian, Miss. (Gregg Sloan/Flickr)

TravelCenters of America Inc. plans to add a location in Salina, Utah, through a franchise agreement.

September 11, 2019
Government, Technology

FHWA Audits Utah DOT National Environmental Policy Act Compliance

Utah Highway Utah highway by Getty Images

Consistent communication between managers and staff members could benefit the Utah Department of Transportation as it executes National Environmental Policy Act responsibilities, according to a recent federal audit.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Business

State DOT Leaders Stress Importance of Connections With Freight Movers

Minnesota DOT's Charles Zelle Minnesota DOT's Charles Zelle at TRB in Washington. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — State departments of transportation could benefit from establishing a rapport with freight movers and companies that need goods to be moved, according to Utah Department of Transportation Director Carlos Braceras.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018

Utah Truck Climbing Lane Will Reduce Congestion, Improve Safety, Drivers Say

Traffic on Parley's Summit Traffic on Parley's Summit on Interstate 80 in Utah. (cw9tv via YouTube)

The Federal Highway Administration opened a period of public comment for a truck-climbing lane in Utah, according to a notice published Oct. 6 in the Federal Register.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017

Utah Trucking Group Backs State’s Efforts to Fund Construction Through Fuel-Tax Hike

Legislation that would increase the state’s fuel taxes is expected to reach Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk this spring and is seen as a potential boost for freight industries.

March 9, 2015