The Utah Department of Transportation wants public input on transit plans that address backups and safety issues for Little Cottonwood Canyon.

UDOT Project Manager Josh Vanjura says the three guiding concepts for transit planning are safety, reliability, and mobility. The study corridor is SR 210 which starts on Wasatch Boulevard and ends at the town of Alta. Wasatch Boulevard has traffic issues that are considered failing during commute times, Monday through Friday and on busy skier days. Vanjura says they applied five common elements to each of the alternatives.

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The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recommends drivers plan ahead for possible heavy traffic along the Wasatch Front Friday and Monday due to holiday traffic for the Memorial Day weekend. In addition, drivers should plan ahead for several areas where construction restrictions remain in place along I-15 and U.S. 40 throughout the state.

UDOT Region 3 Communications Manager Geoff Dupaix has details about a number of UDOT road projects in Wasatch County. Park City Councilmember Steve Joyce has a recap of last night's meeting and Park City Leadership Founder Myles Rademan has details about the contributions made by Leadership alumni. He also serves on the county’s task force about how we move forward from here and talks about how our resort town has bounced back after other economic hardships.

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Construction of the tunnels underneath U.S. 40 near Mayflower begins Wednesday evening.


An accident involving a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy closed all lanes of  State Route 224 during the evening rush hour Wednesday.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. south of the Olympic Parkway.  According to Summit County Councilman Glenn Wright, a Summit County Sheriff's Deputy was driving on 224 when someone ran a stop sign in front of him and hit him.  Wright called it a “significant accident,” but teh deputy's injuries are not life threatening and he is recovering well in the hospital.  Wright said Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.


KPCW has reported on the Utah Department of Transportation study highlighting SR 224 as the 5th most dangerous spot in the state for vehicle/wildlife collisions. The Park City non-profit, Save People Save Wildlife continues to advocate for mitigation efforts to protect people and wildlife along the Wasatch Back.

Lorelei Combs and Tom Farkas from Save People Save Wildlife have an update on meetings held with Park City, Summit County and UDOT. Park City Councilmember Becca Gerber has a recap of last night's meeting. Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Shellie Barrus and Consultant Alison Kuhlow talk about their visit to Washington D.C. to discuss local affordable housing needs. KPCW General Manager Renai Miller and new Development Manager John Boyack have details about the KPCW Winter Pledge Drive that starts on Monday.

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UDOT is advising holiday travelers to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving Weekend.

On today’s program, South Summit School District Superintendent Shad Sorenson talks about the vaping issues in his district and the start of the Gay Straight Alliance Club. Park City Councilmember Tim Henney has a recap of Tuesday's council meeting and Save People Save Wildlife members Lorelei Coombs and Erin Ferguson talk about how they think reduced speeds on SR 224 will be safer for wildlife and people as well news about their recent payment to UDOT to install more wildlife fencing.

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The speed limit along a two mile stretch of Sr 224 has dropped from 55 MPH to 45 MPH. The new sign went in Tuesday. KPCW has reached out to multiple agencies to find some details about the change and what it means for enforcement efforts.

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BYU/Utah Fans Should Plan for Hour-long Delays on I-15 Thursday Evening.

Gameday traffic, commuters, and road construction expected to create major delays; consider using UTA FrontRunner and Utah Valley Express to get to the stadium   

 SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 28, 2019) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for delays of up to an hour on southbound I-15 when traveling to the BYU versus Utah football game in Provo Thursday night. If possible, fans should consider leaving earlier in the afternoon to avoid the evening commute.

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The Summit County Council on Wednesday approved a resolution that joins with Park City, and says that UDOT’s preferred alternative, of adding lanes to Highway 248, conflicts with the policies, goals and character of the local area.

The County’s vote comes as Park City Council is scheduled Thursday night to consider the same resolution.

The joint resolution comes after about a month of public comment on UDOT’s draft Environmental Assessment, required under NEPA, to look at solutions for the Highway 248 corridor.

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The Park City Council addressed publicly for the first time the Utah Department of Transportation’s State Route 248 project at the Council meeting Thursday, hours before the public comment period ended. 

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After a 30-day comment period and one public hearing, Park City community members had one last opportunity to express their feelings on the SR 248 corridor project at the Park City Council meeting Thursday. 

“It’s going to decrease property values throughout Prospector."

"Squeezing the balloon—you know what happens when the balloon gets full? Pop!"

"I think it’s important that the Council comes out and says that the plan proposed by UDOT is not acceptable.”


Park City has paid UDOT $1.6 million for an Environmental Assessment to study traffic concerns on SR 248. It’s taken place over the past 28 months and the agency is looking to receive public input on the draft proposal. The 30-day public comment period is ending Thursday at midnight.