Utah Department of Transportation

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Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
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Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • State Road Commission of Utah
JurisdictionState of Utah
HeadquartersTaylorsville, Utah
Employees1,800[1]
Agency executives
  • Carlos Braceras[2] [1], Executive Director
  • Jason Davis [2], Deputy Director
  • Teri Newell, Deputy Director
Parent agencyState of Utah
Websitehttp://udot.utah.gov

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is an agency of the state government of Utah, United States; it is usually referred to by its initials UDOT (pronounced "you-dot"). UDOT is charged with maintaining the more than 6,000 miles (9,700 km) of roadway that constitute the network of state highways in Utah. The agency is headquartered in the Calvin L. Rampton state office complex in Taylorsville, Utah.[3]

The Executive Director is Carlos Braceras [2] [1] with Jason Davis and Teri Newell as Deputy Directors. [2] Project priorities are set forth by the independent Utah Transportation Commission,[4] which coordinates directly with the UDOT's executive director.[5]

Structure[edit]

UDOT maintains over 6,000 miles (9,700 km) of highways.[3] The department strategic goals include preserve infrastructure, optimize mobility, zero fatalities and strengthen the economy.[6] While the agency has maintenance stations throughout the state, for organizational purposes they are grouped into four regions.[7]

Utah Department of Transportation Regions
Region Headquarters Area Ref.
1 Ogden Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, and Weber counties [8]
2 Salt Lake City Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties [9]
3 Orem Daggett, Duchesne, Juab, Uintah, Utah (except SR‑96 and
a portion of US‑6), and Wasatch counties
[10]
4 Richfield Beaver, Carbon, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Kane, Millard,
Piute, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Washington, and Wayne
counties, as well as a small portion of Utah County
[11]

History[edit]

Originally, the State Road Commission of Utah, created on 23 March 1909, was responsible for maintenance, but these duties were rolled into the new Department of Transportation in 1975.[12]

In 2018, due to concerns over corruption within UDOT, the Utah State Legislature passed a bill which would overhaul the structure the department and rename it the Transit District of Utah. After more public concerns arose regarding the cost of such a change, the move was dropped the next year.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lee, Jasen (May 6, 2013). "Deputy director promoted to new UDOT chief". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Director and Deputy Director webpage" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. December 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "UDOT Mission, Objectives, and Funding". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "Transportation Commission". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "Utah Department of Transportation Office of Executive Director Organizational Chart" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. December 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "UDOT Strategic Direction Document" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. January 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  7. ^ State of Utah Utah Department of Transportation Maintenance Regions (PDF) (Map). Utah Department of Transportation. July 2007. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "Welcome to Region 1". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  9. ^ "UDOT Region 2". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "Region 3". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "Welcome to Region 4". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "Utah State Archives Catalog". Retrieved July 29, 2008.
  13. ^ Davidson, Lee (March 11, 2018). "Lawmakers engineer massive overhaul of the Utah Transit Authority". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved September 19, 2019.

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