UDOT to review part of I-15 where trooper was hit this weekend

Sep 30, 2019, 4:56 PM | Updated: 6:02 pm
(Credit: UHP)...
(Credit: UHP)
(Credit: UHP)

BOX ELDER COUNTY – Is there something wrong with the stretch of I-15 where a UHP trooper was hit this weekend?  Many drivers say standing water has been a huge problem for a long time, but, what is UDOT doing about it?

Interstate 15 by mile marker 398 is not the only place where standing water becomes a problem during serious storms.  However, UDOT engineers acknowledge it has a problem with drainage during heavy rain.

Region One Spokesman Vic Saunders says they’re going to take a close look at this problem.  “We’re going to have our surveying people look at that,” he says, adding, “[They’ll] see if there’s something unique with this stretch.  If there is, they’ll identify it and then we’ll make a determination exactly what we can do.”

However, don’t expect changes to happen soon.  Once the problem is determined, Saunders says they’ll have to design the construction plans, hire contractors and find funding.

“It could be as early as next Spring or Summer before we could do something about that, but it would not be immediate,” Saunders says.

In the meantime, UDOT is asking the public to watch their speeds in the rain.

Saunders says, “The speed limit is set for a speed that is reasonable and prudent in good weather.  When the weather is not good, slow down.”

Today’s Top Stories


supreme court pictured, its new term has started and will hear new cases...
The Associated Press

Supreme Court’s top cases for new term, new Justice Jackson

Already the Supreme Court has said it will decide cases on a range of major issues including affirmative action, voting rights and the rights of LGBTQ people.
18 hours ago
Lisa Garner. Photo credit Draper City....
Mark Jones

Lisa Garner has support of Draper mayor to become next city judge

Draper Mayor Troy Walker is seeking the appointment of Lisa Garner as the city's next judge. The appointment must be approved by the city council on Oct. 4.
4 days ago
US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of th...
Betsy Klein and MJ Lee, CNN

Biden administration kicks off student loan debt forgiveness process

The Biden administration began its efforts aimed at student loan forgiveness on Thursday.
4 days ago
A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters in July 2020 in Whi...
Jacqueline Howard, CNN

ALS drug gets FDA approval despite uncertainty about effectiveness

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment for ALS on Thursday.
4 days ago
Utah airbnb rentals rising interest rates affecting millennial home buyers...
Mark Jones

Eviction filings on the rise in Utah, compared to this time last year

The Rental Housing Association of Utah says eviction filings in Utah saw a 46% increase in the first six months of this year as compared to the same time in 2021.
5 days ago
cline alpine board...
Lindsay Aerts

At Alpine school board meeting, Natalie Cline claims district allows porn in classrooms

Whether Cline, from the Utah Board of Education, can speak at the Alpine district meeting (where she doesn't reside) was questioned.
5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
large group of friends tohether in a park having fun...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

What differentiates BYU’s MBA program from other MBA programs

Commitment to service is at the heart of BYU’s MBA program, which makes it stand out among other MBA programs across the country.
a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
UDOT to review part of I-15 where trooper was hit this weekend