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. 

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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


Utah Department of Transportation


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.



**UPDATE:  I-80 will be closed Friday at 9am, according to Unified Fire Authority, to support firefighting operations.  They don't know how long the highway will be shut down.  If you need to get from Park City to Salt Lake City, take an alternate route.**

A fast-moving wildfire in Parleys Canyon sparked about 6:30pm Thursday evening.  About an hour later, Interstate 80 between Park City and Salt Lake City was closed to vehicles so fire fighters could battle the blaze on the ground and from the air.  The highway reopened around 9:30pm.

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Utah Department of Transportation officials are asking drivers to plan for delays next week on Tuesday, July 21, and Thursday, July 23, while it works on two new undercrossing roads. The work requires crews to narrow the westbound corridor of U.S. 40 to one lane.


UDOT crews are excavating between milepost seven and nine, near the Mayflower exit on Highway 40. 


Utah Open Lands

Guardsman Pass will be closed to traffic starting on Thursday for repaving in Big Cottonwood Canyon.


The construction is part of a larger UDOT project to repave nine miles of S.R. 190 in Big Cottonwood Canyon. 


The project began in early July and is scheduled to continue into the fall. 


Guardsman Pass from the S.R. 190 entrance in Big Cottonwood to the winter gate will be closed on Thursday, July 9, Monday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 14. 



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.

Leslie Thatcher

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.

Askold Romanov

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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Aayush Srivastava

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