AASHTO names CKM vice chair

April 3rd, 2024

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has named Lorri Economy – chief learning officer for the Utah Department of Transportation – to a two-year term as vice chair of the organization’s Committee on Knowledge Management (CKM). Lorri Economy. Photo courtesy of Utah DOT. Economy has been a long-time active member of the CKM, […]

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Utah DOT using geofoam blocks for highway ramp

August 29th, 2023

The Utah Department of Transportation is using geofoam blocks — similar to the Styrofoam used in packaging materials and ice chests — to build a freeway ramp connecting the future West Davis Highway with southbound I-15 in Farmington. Photo courtesy of Utah DOT. Those blocks allow construction crews to build the new ramp in close […]

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Utah DOT top 10 projects for 2017

April 13th, 2017

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announced its Top 10 Pr­­­­ojects list for the 2017 construction season April 12. This year’s top project will build five freeway-like interchanges on Bangerter Highway in the southwest Salt Lake Valley over the next two years. The $249 million project will be completed in late 2018. UDOT has 180 […]

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