Plans for the alternate Highway 189 route are still in the early stages but moving along under the Utah Department of Transportation.

With traffic on US Highway 189 having increased in recent years, the Utah Department of Transportation is looking at ways to ease the strain on Heber Main Street.

“We’re a little over a year into this process, and there’s probably a few more years of work to be done,” said Dustin Grabau, Wasatch County interim manager.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 03:10) Sean Higgins reports on The Historic Park City Alliance narrowly voting against supporting a city hall proposal to raise parking rates at the popular China Bridge parking garage.

( 05:32) Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt passed away Friday from injuries suffered in an accident during a family vacation.

( 07:13) Wasatch County Health Department Director Jonelle Fitzgerald updates us on COVID spikes and children's vaccines.

( 21:02 ) Heidi Goedhart with UDOT speaks on Active Transportation Plans on State Routes.

( 36:28) Ex. Director of the Park City Extreme Soccer Club Shelly Gillwald has details about the upcoming tournament that starts on Thursday.

Rail Trail State Park

The Utah Department of Transportation announced today (Wednesday) it is looking for the public’s help to formulate its active transportation plans. UDOT wants to better understand the public’s needs for bike lanes, trails, multi-use paths, crosswalks, and sidewalks.


The comment period for UDOT’s Active Transportation Plan runs until August 28th.



The Utah Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety issued a warning late last week alerting people to a cyber phishing scam.

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Update: The crash was cleared around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A crash on eastbound I-80 at the bottom of Parley’s Canyon has closed the two left lanes.

The crash, between Park City and Salt Lake City, is causing 5-15 minute delays, according to the Utah Department of Transportation traffic website. 

UDOT estimates the crash will be cleared by 4:15 p.m.


Utah Department of Transportation

Continued construction on westbound Interstate 80 near Jeremy Ranch that caused lengthy delays Monday has been postponed until next week, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.


UDOT Public Information Officer John Gleason told KPCW Monday’s work was to address an immediate safety issue due to water-damaged pavement that had softened and was deemed unsafe for motorists.


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Drivers traveling between Park City and Salt Lake City should start to plan ahead for their commute.


The Utah Department of Transportation is starting major construction on the I-80 and I-215 Renewed Project in Salt Lake. 


After Memorial Day, drivers will see lane shifts on I-80 between 1300 East and 2300 East. Both westbound and eastbound traffic will have to use the outside lanes of the highway so crews can work on the center of the roads starting Tuesday night. 


The Utah Department of Transportation wants feedback from the Heber Valley’s residents, officials and businesses on the potential for a highway bypass around Heber City.


The second round of input will be used in UDOT’s environmental impact study for the project later this spring.



The last couple weeks have felt like spring in Summit County - leaving drivers blindsided by Wednesday’s winter weather conditions. 


Lieutenant Andrew Wright with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said dispatch has received a steady stream of calls over the last few hours. He said the majority have been about crashes, drivers sliding off the road and cars stuck at Parley’s Canyon. 


Dakota Pacific

The Summit County Council will return next week to discussing the Dakota Pacific project at Kimball Junction.


Councilor Glenn Wright says it’s a potentially good project, but they’re not quite there yet.


In recent weeks, Wright has been in a sub-group looking at the sustainability features of the project.



The Kimball Junction traffic analysis survey deadline is February 12. UDOT wants public feedback on four options that are high-level designs to address traffic problems in the interchange.


The survey is a joint effort between UDOT, Summit County, and Park City. UDOT’s Region 2 Planning Manager Grant Farnsworth said the four options evolved from public input given in the previous Kimball Junction neighborhood planning surveys and community meetings held last year. 



The speed limit was lowered on a two-mile stretch of S.R. 224, near the White Barn, last October. The Utah Department of Transportation worked with the Park City mayor to address wildlife collisions on the road by lowering the speed from 55 miles per hour to 45. 

A study released from UDOT earlier this year determined that 224 by the McPolin Farm was the 5th worst spot for vehicle/wildlife collisions in the state of Utah. 

Wasatch County Emergency Management Photo

The Wasatch County Council is holding an interlocal meeting on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 P.M.to provide updates on many high-profile issues facing the county. The meeting is available to the public through a webinar link.

Jeremy Bown is the project manager with UDOT and will give an update on the Heber Parkway Environmental Study which will define if US 40 through-traffic should be routed off Heber’s Main street.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 05:33) Senior Project Manager with UDOT Region 3 Geoff DuPaix and UDOT Project Manager for the Heber Valley Environmental Impact Statement project Jeremy Bown talk about the public input process and the study to determine the future of U.S. 40 through the Heber Valley.


( 20:21) Author and member of Summit County Clubhouse Rick Killpack has details about his newly published Bipolar Booklet


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The Utah Department of Transportation is continuing its bridgework near the Mayflower exit on U.S. 40 near Jordanelle Reservoir. And as crews prepare the area for future development, they’ll continue work on overpasses and under-crossings to facilitate ensuing growth needs. They also are preparing for a future climbing lane in this same area.