More stories about UTAH

  • Protected intersections

    What happens when a cyclist in a bicycle lane reaches an intersection? The solution is a design that continues the protected bike lane with improved sightlines that guides everyone through seamlessly.

  • Protected intersections and MUTCD compliance

    Protected intersections fully comply with existing design standards. “The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is about markings and signs,” says Nick Falbo, senior planner for Alta Planning + Design.

  • 2016 Triad Award winner: Interstate-80 Rehabilitation in Utah

    The winning 2016 Triad Award project combines durability, sustainability, and innovation to keep drivers safe in Utah’s Silver Creek Canyon.

  • 2016 Triad Award winner: Avoiding a slippery slope

    The winning 2016 Triad Award project combines durability, sustainability, and innovation to keep drivers safe in Utah’s Silver Creek Canyon.

  • The road to renewable energy

    Persistence pays off for Bernalillo County, N.M., which wanted to use solar power to lower electricity bills at its largest facility.

  • The importance of keeping curbs raised

    QUESTION: Michele, you said you might cover the full side-to-side radius curb ramp. I’m requesting that you do. At times engineers want to design that style and I personally have problems with it. — Conrad, Utah

  • Curing pervious concrete: what's your take?

    A contractor and equipment owner argue over how important superabsorbant polymer (SAP) is to the future performance of pervious concrete. Who's right?

  • Why the Highway Trust Fund is doomed to go broke

    A proposal to raise $164 billion over 10 years won’t pass in time to keep the Highway Trust Fund from going broke by the end of August. And the White House doesn’t support it.

  • Modernizing an interstate

    Even after decades of use, the pavement was still in good enough condition to save, so UDOT elected to perform concrete pavement preservation (CPP).

  • Report: PVC fails less than any other pipeline material

    A second Utah State University study of PVC pipe performance in water and wastewater systems affirms the material’s 100-year lifespan. Previous research by the university’s Buried Structures Laboratory showed the pipe fails less often than ductile iron, cast iron, steel, concrete, and asbestos...