I-15 http://kuer.org en Governor Appoints New UDOT Director http://kuer.org/post/governor-appoints-new-udot-director <p>After a nationwide search Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Carlos Braceras as the new director of the Utah Department of Transportation.</p><p>Braceras has worked for UDOT for almost 27 years and until today’s appointment had spent the past 12 as UDOT’s deputy director working directly under former director, John Njord. Braceras says as the new head of UDOT one of his main focuses will be to create better relationships with local communities.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 21:19:44 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28863 at http://kuer.org Governor Appoints New UDOT Director More Utah Highways Could See 80 MPH Speed Limits http://kuer.org/post/more-utah-highways-could-see-80-mph-speed-limits <p>The speed limit on several sections of Utah’s interstate highways could soon be increased to 80 miles per hour.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:40:53 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24377 at http://kuer.org More Utah Highways Could See 80 MPH Speed Limits Utah Highway Patrol Cracks Down on HOV Lane Violators http://kuer.org/post/utah-highway-patrol-cracks-down-hov-lane-violators <p>From Tuesday to Thursday this week the Utah Highway Patrol is planning to crackdown on a problem that typically goes unnoticed on the I-15 Freeway.</p><p>The High Occupancy Vehicle or express lane, can only be used by drivers who have one or more passengers in their car. The lane is bordered by double white lines that are not allowed to be crossed and entrance is only legal at dotted sections. Dwayne Baird is the spokesman for the Utah Department of Public Safety. He says their research has shown a significant number of drivers, simply, ignore the laws.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:36:49 +0000 Todd Patton 16635 at http://kuer.org Utah Highway Patrol Cracks Down on HOV Lane Violators