UDOT Fund Fact Sheets 2014
UDOT Fund Fact Sheets provide details on thirty-seven programs, including the fund amount, purpose and recent accomplishments.
UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Program Development & State Transporta on Improvement Program F UND F ACT S HEETS Suppor ng UDOT’s strategic goals: PRESERVE INFRASTRUCTURE, OPTIMIZE MOBILITY, ZERO FATALITIES, STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY April 2014 Table of Contents STATE FUNDS 4. Transporta on Investment Fund 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Signals Maintenance & Opera ons Traﬃc Management Barrier Treatments Small Area Ligh ng Sign Modifica on & Replacement Spot Safety Improvements New Traﬃc Signals Maintenance Spot Improvements State Park Access Con ngency Funds Region Concept Development Public Communica on Eﬀorts FEDERAL FUNDS 17. Pavement Rehabilita on 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Pavement Preserva on Major Rehabilita on Bridge Replacement and Rehabilita on Bridge Preserva on Highway Safety Improvement Program Choke Point Transporta on Alterna ve Program Safe Routes to Schools Railway-Highway Grade Crossing Signs and Culverts Non-Urban Small Urban 31. 32. 33. 34. Oﬀ-System Bridge Federal Lands Access Program State Planning State Research Metropolitan Planning Organiza ons ALTERNATE FUNDS 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Utah State Infrastructure Bank Emergency Relief Fund Permanent Community Impact Board Federal Funds Exchange Jurisdic onal Transfers Fund Fact Sheets & UDOT’s Strategic Goals The demands on Utah’s transportaƟon system are substanƟal. PopulaƟon growth and higher vehicle miles traveled have created a need for increased capacity and improved mobility. Greater system use has caused wear and tear, and put a strain on scarce resources. Today more than ever, expanding and preserving the transporta on system requires improved eﬃciency and more careful use of funding. Informa on about each of UDOT’s important funding sources can help UDOT and decision makers partner eﬀec vely and use resources wisely to forward the four Strategic Goals. PRESERVE INFRASTRUCTURE The state’s mul -billion dollar investment in roads, bridges and other assets must be maintained for future genera ons. Keeping Utah’s bridges and pavement in good condi on is the most eﬀec ve way to extend the life of the transporta on system. OPTIMIZE MOBILITY UDOT con nuously strives to make the transporta on system work be er while quickly and eﬃciently moving people to their des na on through op mizing opera ons, improving connec ons to transit, biking and pedestrians and increasing capacity. Each year, new innova ve projects are proposed, planned and constructed. ZERO FATALITIES UDOT remains commi ed to safety, and Zero fatali es is the only goal. Every UDOT project incorporates safety improvements. In 2013, UDOT programmed $29 million for specific safety projects. STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY UDOT has a role in crea ng and managing a transporta on system that enables economic growth and prosperity. Inves ng in major roadway projects in the past few years has paid great dividends. Many ci es in the United States show increasing travel mes. However Utah travel mes are decreasing even though the popula on of Utah has grown. FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Transportation Investment Fund FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2016: $268 million 2017: $276 million Proposed: $390 million Transporta on Investment Funds are used for maintenance, construc on and reconstruc on of state and federal highways as assigned by the Utah Transporta on Commission. CONTACT The fund was created in the 2005 Special Session by House Bill 108 and contains revenue from legisla ve appropria ons, sales tax and vehicle registra on fees. In 2005 8.3 percent of sales tax revenue and half of auto-related sales tax was added and in 2011, 30 percent of sales tax growth was added. Region Program Managers and William Lawrence 801 964-4468 email@example.com Once projects funded by the Centennial Highway Fund and Cri cal Highway Needs Fund projects are complete the remaining balance will be transferred to the TIF. ACCOMPLISHMENTS The TIF has funded many projects that are important to current and future mobility needs of Utah’s ci zens including the Mountain View Corridor, a planned freeway in western Salt Lake County and northwestern Utah County. MVC will have phased implementa on to address shortterm regional transporta on needs while providing a long-term solu on for the future, and will eventually be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake to Lehi Main Street. During ini al construc on of MVC in Salt Lake County, UDOT built two lanes in each direc on from Redwood Road (at approximately 16000 South) to 5400 South (between 4700 West to 6400 West). Other recent projects: • SR 26, Riverdale Road over the Rail Road • I-15, Payson to Spanish Fork page 4 Funding Code: TIF FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Signal Maintenance & Operations The Traﬃc Signal Maintenance and Opera ons Program op mizes mobility, improves safety and strengthens the economy by improving traﬃc flow, reducing stops, increasing the visibility of traﬃc signals, and op mizing traﬃc signal ming for special events and businesses. Recent ini a ves: Traﬃc Signal Event Management - UDOT has reduced delay during events by working with local venues and deploying signal ming plans to handle changes in travel demand. Reflectorized Traﬃc Signal Backplates - Transparent yellow tape is now placed around traﬃc signal backplates to help increase signal transparency. FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $3 million 2014: $5 million Proposed: $ 3 million CONTACT Mark Taylor 801 887-3714 firstname.lastname@example.org ACCOMPLISHMENTS UDOT is reaching world-class traﬃc signal management with the following results: • Traﬃc Signal Event Management improves delay. BYU game-day delays are reduced from 120 minutes to 70 minutes per vehicle. Increased Proac ve Maintenance - Poten al problems are addressed before road users experience inconvenience. • Reflectorized Traﬃc Signal Backplates. Overall crashes are reduced 15% by using this technology. Real-Time Traﬃc Signal Opera ons Management - Volumes, speeds, and other metrics are collected and signals are adjusted in real- me. UDOT is one of just a few agencies na on-wide using these tools, and recently received the AASHTO Technology Implementa on Group Award. • Real me management of traﬃc signal opera ons deployed at over 800 intersec ons. Bicycle Detec on - Radar detec on picks up cyclists wai ng at the red light. Symbols show cyclists where to safely wait, and also help reinforce the “share the road” message to drivers. The detec on also provides for op mized mobility. ePM Master PIN: 10948 Funding Code: ST_SIGNL_ M&O page 5 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Traffic Management FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $3 million 2014: $3 million Proposed: $ 3 million CONTACT Blaine Leonard, P.E. 801 887-3723 email@example.com ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Expanded and improved the UDOT Traﬃc website and smart phone app • Introduced the new Ci zen Reporter traﬃc condi ons program • Won an AASHTO Quality Award for and conserved funding by working with Ogden City to install a fiber-op c cable while a water line was being replaced in Ogden Canyon • Installed fiber along US-6 and connected signals in Helper and Price • Collaborated with private fiber companies to get fiber coverage to Moab • Expanded the statewide network of road-weather informa on sta ons The Traﬃc Management Program uses state and federal funding to improve UDOT’s ability to collect and disseminate traﬃc informa on focused on op mizing mobility. The program provides for expansion of UDOT’s fiber op c communica on network, so ware, and devices, like cameras, overhead signs and traﬃc sensors, that allow UDOT to: • Provide road users with informa on about traﬃc incidents, weather, construc on delay, and travel mes • Help maintenance crews an cipate weather and clear snow eﬃciently • Manage Express Lanes to keep all lanes opera ng at op mal levels • Support Utah Highway Patrol eﬀorts to clear incidents quickly • Adjust freeway ramp meters to smooth out traﬃc flow Fiberoptic cable installation in Little Cottonwood Canyon Fiber-optic cable is made up of fine strands of glass bundled together and wrapped with a reflective jacket. Hundreds of miles of fiber optic cable, buried along freeways and major surface streets, sends information to a sophisticated computerized system at the speed of light. The system lets UDOT monitor and manage traffic flow and communicate in real time. • Collaborated with private en es to install fiber and traﬃc cameras in Big and Li le Co onwood Canyons page 6 ePM Master PIN: 5954 Fund Code: ST_ATMS FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Barrier Treatments The state-funded Barrier Treatments fund is used to iden fy and replace substandard barrier and barrier end treatments on state and federal highway systems. The Program is a partnership between the UDOT Traﬃc and Safety Division, FHWA, UDOT region oﬃces, and fulfills a memorandum of understanding between UDOT and FHWA. Replacing substandard barrier furthers UDOT’s ZERO Fatali es strategic goal. The UDOT Traﬃc and Safety Division works with UDOT Region oﬃces to iden fy, screen and priori ze poten al project loca ons. Projects are evaluated using a five-step process that includes planning, analyzing priori zing, programming and implemen ng. Region oﬃces oversee project delivery. FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $.3 million 2014: $ 0 Proposed: $.3 million CONTACT Region Program Managers and W. Sco Jones, P.E. 801 965-4285 firstname.lastname@example.org ACCOMPLISHMENTS UDOT Traﬃc and Safety has used funding to improve hundreds of loca ons on interstate highways for the past 5 years. For example, one project in UDOT Region Three installed 2.25 miles of new guardrail in Indian Canyon on US-191 between Helper and Duchesne. This area has steep drop-oﬀs and the guardrail installa on is a great safety improvement. Replacing sub-standard barrier and barrier end treatments improves highway safety. This photo shows a new standard end-treatment that replaced outdated Texas turndown barrier. ePM Master PIN: 6061 Fund Code: ST_BARRIER page 7 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Small Area Lighting FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $300 thousand 2014: $300 thousand Proposed: $300 thousand CONTACT Richard Hibbard 801 965-4171 email@example.com ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Small-Area Ligh ng Improvement Program allows UDOT to partner with municipal oﬃcials to promote community safety and visibility at a specific loca on or along a state highway corridor. Program goals include: • Decreasing crash poten al and severity • Improving nigh me safety and visibility • Improving energy eﬃciency • Replacing outdated ligh ng infrastructure UDOT and community representa ves work together to formulate a plan to address a ligh ng need. The community or municipality is usually required to provide some funding and/or work. Funding may be also be applied to a plan already in place or used to supplement a community-driven project. The cost to maintain and power the installa on is turned over to the municipality at project comple on. • Levan Main Street ligh ng: Funding was added to a Main Street improvement project to add ligh ng along 4 blocks of Main Street • Hun ngton Main Street ligh ng: Funding was provided to assist the town with 1 block of addi onal ligh ng • I-15 Lunt Rest Area, Parowan: Funding was provided to a truck parking expansion project to improve visibility, security and safety within the rest area grounds UDOT recently updated the lighting for truck parking at the Lunt Park Safety Rest Area on I-15 near Parowan, Utah. Safe, adequate truck parking areas are important to commerce since truck operators need to take regular rest breaks. This photo used courtesy AARoads.com (Andy Field, Alex Nitzman). • Statewide freeway interchange ligh ng improvements: Funding was provided to upgrade rural interchange ligh ng to LED page 8 ePM Master PIN: 6129 Funding Code: ST_LIGHTING FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Sign Modification & Replacement State funding allows UDOT Traﬃc and Safety to iden fy and replace freeway signs that have deteriorated or become outdated. FUNDING Freeway signs provide important direc onal guidance to drivers. Signs that are outdated, worn, or damaged are less eﬀec ve at providing informa on and may even cause confusion. Programmed funding 2013: $400 thousand 2014: $400 thousand Proposed: $400 thousand Retroflec vity, which can degrade over me, is cri cally important at night because visual cues on the roadway are less apparent, and drivers count on informa on signs Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 CONTACT W. Sco Jones, P.E. 801 965-4285 firstname.lastname@example.org A worn sign before it was replaced provide to make driving decisions. ACCOMPLISHMENTS UDOT replaces groups of signs or individual signs when: • A message becomes outdated or incorrect • The day me or nigh me visibility is lost • A project can be completed using overlay of exis ng signs, and therefore oﬀers a high benefit at a reasonably low cost Each year, region traﬃc engineers provide a list of poten al projects, and UDOT Traﬃc and Safety and UDOT Regions priori ze projects. Requests by communi es aﬀected by UDOT projects are considered. Signs that will be replaced by a project within three years are not considered. A new sign -- Freeway signs provide important directional guidance ePM Master PIN: 6364 Funding Code: ST_SIGNING UDOT Traﬃc and Safety placed 270 new signs in 2013, including: • 150 signs for Share the Road, a state project to enhance driver awareness of bicyclists on the roadway • 31 signs for state parks • 108 freeway signs at I-15 exits 75-78, exits 158-146, exits 233,242,244,248. I-80 exit 115. I-84 exit 5-7 and 125 • 80 mph shee ng only signs Links: The Utah Sign Manual and the Utah Standard Highway Signs Supplement are located on the UDOT FTP site. page 9 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Spot Safety Improvements FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $2 million 2014: $2 million Proposed: $2 million CONTACT W. Sco Jones, P.E. 801 965-4285 email@example.com The Spot Safety Improvement Program funds infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects that are expected to achieve a significant reduc on in traﬃc fatali es and serious injuries. SSIP Funding comes en rely from the State of Utah and helps UDOT achieve the ZERO Fatali es Strategic Goal. Projects are selected annually using a five-step process that includes planning, analyzing, priori zing, programming, and implemen ng. Funding for infrastructure projects may only be applied on the state highway system. ACCOMPLISHMENTS 220 Every life lost due to traﬃc deaths con nues to aﬀect us all. Overall awareness of the Zero Fatalities program in Utah hit 62 percent in 2012, compared to 35 percent in 2006. By the end of 2012, Utah had the lowest number of traffic fatalities in 53 years with 217 deaths. Educa ng drivers to avoid dangerous driving behaviors and implemen ng measures to improve safety can help bring us closer to our goal of Zero Fatali es. The most eﬀec ve way to reduce highway fatali es is through a comprehensive, integrated approach that includes safety improvements and educa on. By combining eﬀorts and resources of all safety partners, Utah has achieved a downward trend in fatali es. page 10 ePM Master PIN: 5775 Fund Code: ST_SPOT_SFTY FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 New Traffic Signals The New Traﬃc Signal Program promotes UDOT’s Zero Fatali es Strategic Goal by funding projects that improve safety at intersec ons. FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $7 million 2014: $5 million Proposed: $ 5 million CONTACT Carrie O’Neill, PE firstname.lastname@example.org 801-671-6937 A new Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal Head, on the far left side of the mast arm, warns motorists to watch for oncoming traffic and facilitates traffic flow. UDOT’s Traﬃc and Safety Division iden fies intersec ons that may benefit from improved signal opera on and works with region traﬃc engineers to oversee projects through inves ga on, design and construc on. Traﬃc studies determine if the intersec on meets the requirements to trigger a signal warran ng process. Loca ons that meet criteria are evaluated, and traﬃc engineers determine the best op ons to meet safety and traﬃc needs. The program objec ve is to reduce high severity crashes by: • Expedi ng signal installa on • Providing safe pedestrian access • Installing le -turn phasing and dual le -turn lanes • Replacing outdated traﬃc signals • Planning projects and determining eligibility • Making emergency repairs • Responding to power outages quickly ACCOMPLISHMENTS In 2013: • 9 traﬃc signals were built • 6 signals were updated • 14 pedestrian/school crossings were improved • 46 intersec on upgrades were completed with improvements that include detec on, ligh ng and/or con nuous flashing yellow arrow • 31 emergency repair projects were completed • 5 signalized pedestrian crossings were installed A streamlined contrac ng process and use of stockpiled materials helps to expedite projects to address safety issues as quickly as possible. ePM Master PIN: 5952 Fund Code: ST_SIGNALS page 11 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Maintenance Spot Improvements FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $500 thousand 2014: $500 thousand Proposed: $500 thousand CONTACT Region Program Managers & Lloyd Neeley 801 965-4789 email@example.com The Maintenance Spot Improvement Program corrects localized problems that could become a safety concern, but currently do not meet the Safety Spot Improvement Program guidelines. The ongoing work done by UDOT Maintenance crews is cri cal to maintaining and improving safety and mobility. Funding provides ongoing support for comple ng important improvements that cannot be met by other funding sources. A wide variety of projects are eligible for funding. Some examples include: • Adding a le turn, right turn or through lane • Barrier upgrades or repair • Slope repair • Culvert repair, replacement, cleaning ACCOMPLISHMENTS Since 2007, Maintenance crews and contractors under UDOT supervision have completed over 100 projects to maintain safety on state routes. Cleaning a culvert The program is funded annually as an appropria on by the Utah Transporta on Commission from the Transporta on Fund. The Central Maintenance Division has program oversight and the region oﬃces have direct responsibility for plan development, and contract management, and to verify that the completed work meets the project objec ves. Each Region Engineering Team iden fies candidate projects and develops a priority ranking based on available funding, field review and District Engineer recommenda ons page 12 ePM Master PIN: 5930 Funding Code: ST_ SPOT_MNT FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 State Park Access The State Park Access Program provides state matching funds for projects on local roads that provide access to state parks. Municipali es may apply to the Joint Highway Commi ee for state funds to make necessary improvements and repairs. Par cipa on in the program requires local governments to provide half of project funding. FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $500 thousand 2014: $500 thousand Proposed: $500 thousand CONTACT Chris Po er 801 965-4403 cpo firstname.lastname@example.org ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Grand Parade formation at Kodachrome State Park. Improving access to state parks helps strengthen the economy by enhancing the tourism industry in Utah. Overall, Utah State Parks benefit the state by: • Genera ng $9.85 in local economic impact for every $1 of general fund appropria on • Genera ng $67 million in state economic benefit through dayuse, camping and golf • Paying $11.2 million to individual coun es in 2010 property tax for oﬀ-highway vehicles and boats • Collec ng and paying more than $1 million in state and local taxes to coun es and communi es In 2013, construc on was completed on Garfield County, Escalante State Park/Kodachrome Basin State Park access roads. The parks had a combined number of 117 thousand visitors in 2013. Currently in the design phase: Emery County, Millsite State Park Access Road. Over 14 thousand people visited Millsite State Park in 2013. For more informa on on the economic benefits of state parks, see www.stateparks.utah.gov Funding Code: ST_PK_ACCESS page 13 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Contingency Funds FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $1 million per region 2014: $1 million per region Proposed: $1 million per region CONTACT Region Program Managers and William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov Con ngency Funds are provided to UDOT regional oďŹƒces and UDOT Central Program Development to assist local areas with unan cipated, cri cal or emergency needs. Projects are conducted in partnership with local governments and are intended to meet needs associated with the state highway system. Most projects are small and do not include typical road-construc on. Examples of typical con ngency fund projects include improving drainage, repairing and op mizing signals or improving safety on a pedestrian facility. UDOTs four region oďŹƒces each receive $1 million each state fiscal year with the remaining funds to be used by the Program Development Engineer. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Projects vary, and some include transporta on partnerships, transporta on studies, safety, signs and pedestrian facility improvements. Left: A turning lane project helped address local traffic circulation and safety near on local roads accessing I-15 near Smithfilld. Right: A cross drain project in Circleville addressed a low steep access to US -89 and improved drainage. UDOT partnered with Sevier County to mitigate flood hazzards caused by wildfires near the Clear Creek Bridge structure on US-89. page 14 PIN: 5599, 5589 5597, 5591 Funding Code: ST_CONT_R# FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Region Concept Development The Region Concept Development program allocates funding to the each of the four UDOT Regions to study and develop a prac cal scope, schedule, budget, and list of poten al risks for future projects. These studies are normally completed for major construc on projects, including reconstruc on, choke point, and passing lanes. Following the April Transporta on Commission mee ng, each region begins iden fying projects for the next Statewide Transporta on Improvement Program Workshop. Each Region is allocated $100,000 to complete concept reports that reflect a prac cal budget, scope and summary of risks for the purpose of project selec on. FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $100 thousand per region 2014: $100 thousand per region Proposed: $150 thousand per region CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS Some examples of concepts developed in 2013 include: Region One • I-15; 2700 North to 1100 South • SR-108; 4800 South to 4000 South • US-89; intersec on at SR-203 Region Three • SR-74; State Street to 300 North in American Fork • US-40; Daniel’s Canyon Culvert Repairs The Region Concept Development program allocates funding to the each of the four UDOT Regions. PIN: 8752, 8754, 8756, 8758 Funding Code: ST_REG#_CONC_D Region Four •US-191; Traﬃc Study at Pole Canyon Road Intersec on • US-89; Passing Lane/Turn Out Study - Arizona Line to US-6 page 15 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Public Communication Efforts FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $ 600 thousand 2014: $ 645 thousand Proposed: $ 645 thousand CONTACT Nile Easton 801 965-4387 email@example.com UDOT educates and informs the public to support the department’s Final Four strategic goals: Preserve Infrastructure, Op mize Mobility, Zero Fatali es, and Strengthen the Economy. Communica on programs provide real- me traﬃc informa on about innova ons and ini a ves, and safety educa on to drivers. Some examples of campaigns and programs include: UDOT Traﬃc website and smartphone app: Provides live cameras, real- me traﬃc condi ons, and statewide construc on informa on. Special messages are integrated to communicate with diverse audiences. ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Distracted driving fatali es are down 45 percent from 2012 • Successful media rela ons eﬀorts resulted in more than 13 hundred stories • The UDOT Traﬃc App has been downloaded by more than 222 thousand users since its release • UDOT’s public ranking of communica ng traﬃc and conges on informa on increased UDOT Spokesperson John Gleason talks to the media. Providing dependable, useful information helps optimize mobility. Media rela ons: Media coverage prior to major construc onrelated closures or long-term traﬃc impacts helps op mize mobility and showcase helpful innova ons such as new intersec on designs or variable speed limit signs. TravelWise Outreach: promo ng trip reduc on strategies like teleworking, carpooling or taking public transit, helps road users avoid delays, save energy, and help benefit air quality. New TravelWise Alerts, provided through the UDOT Traﬃc app, urge drivers to reduce trips during bad air quality days or major weather events. Zero Fatali es Campaign: Messages a ack drowsy driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, impaired driving and not buckling up, through powerful TV and radio ads, public events, online, driver educa on classes and in media coverage. page 16 ePM Master PIN: 8922 Fund Code: ST_PR FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Pavement Rehabilitation Program The Pavement Rehabilita on Program supports a prescrip ve and cost-eﬀec ve resurfacing, restora on and rehabilita on strategy that prolongs the service life and enhances the safety of exis ng roadways. Projects are limited to pavement surface treatments only, and do not include drainage, roadway realignment, curb, gu er and sidewalk or signal work, with the excep on of replacing signal detec on removed as a result of resurfacing. UDOT’s Central Asset Management division analyzes UDOT’s roadway network condi on each year to determine the percentage of funding allocated to the program. FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $149.2 million 2014: $107.2 million Proposed: $107.6 million CONTACT Region Program Managers and William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov The Regions iden fy pavement rehabilita on projects during the annual STIP workshop, and then present the program amount and project list to the Utah Transporta on Commission for approval at the March or April commission mee ng. ACCOMPLISHMENTS UDOT maintains 90 to 95 percent of Level 1 roads as Good or Fair and 80 to 90 percent of Level 2 roads as Good or Fair. State roads categories: Level 1, carrying more than 1,000 vehicles or 200 trucks per day or Level 2, carrying less than 1,000 vehicles per day. Ride quality is evaluated using the International Roughness Index (IRI). PIN: 88073, 8074, 10031, 11731 page 17 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Pavement Preservation Program FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $34.7 million 2014: $35.7 million Proposed: $36.8 million CONTACT Region Program Managers and William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS UDOT maintains 90 to 95 percent of Level 1 roads as Good or Fair and 80 to 90 percent of Level 2 roads as Good or Fair. The Pavement Preserva on Program provides cost-eﬀec ve treatments that preserve the pavement system at its current condi on part of a planned ‘Good Roads Cost Less’ strategy. The program follows the AASHTO defini on as a planned strategy of cost eﬀec ve treatments to an exis ng roadway system without substan ally increasing structural capacity. Projects are limited to preven ve maintenance and minor responsive maintenance and do not include either minor or major rehabilita on or reconstruc on. UDOT Central Asset Management division analyzes UDOT’s roadway network condi on each year and determines the percentage of funding allocated to the pavement preserva on program. Regions iden fy pavement preserva on projects during annual STIP workshop, and then present the program amount and project list to the Utah Transporta on Commission for approval at the March or April commission mee ng. Projects exceeding $3 million require Commission ac on. State roads categories: Level 1, carrying more than 1,000 vehicles or 200 trucks per day or Level 2, carrying less than 1,000 vehicles per day. Ride quality is evaluated using the International Roughness Index (IRI). page 18 PIN: 5927, 5928, 5929, 5936, 6632, 8071, 8072, 10032 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Major Rehabilitation Program The Major Rehabilita on Program is part of UDOTs on-going planning strategy to restore or reconstruct badly deteriorated pavement. Even with properly applied preserva on strategies in place, pavement can eventually lose structural integrity due to traﬃc or environmental factors, and major rehabilita on or reconstruc on is required to restore service life. Rehabilita on projects usually involve removing and restoring the top several inches of asphalt or the en re top layer of pavement. Pavement thickness may be increased to support exis ng or projected traﬃc loads. FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2014: $30 million Proposed: $30 million CONTACT Region Program Managers and William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS Some examples of recent major rehabilita on projects include: • I-80, Silver Creek to Wanship pavement reconstruc on and drainage improvements Reconstruc on involves rebuilding the pavement layers from the ground up to replace the equivalent or increased pavement thickness. Occasionally the soil under the pavement will need to be strengthened. • I-84, I-15 to SR 26 UDOT Central Asset Management division analyzes UDOT’s roadway network condi on each year and determines the percentage of funding allocated to the pavement preserva on program. Regions iden fy pavement preserva on projects during annual STIP workshop, and then present the program amount and project list to the Utah Transporta on Commission for approval at the March or April commission mee ng. FUND CODE: NHPP or STP page 19 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $15.2 million 2014: $15.2 million Proposed: $15.2 million The bridge replacement and rehabilita on program uses state and federal funding to replace, rehabilitate, and inspect bridges. This program funds the systema c replacement or rehabilita on of exis ng bridges to address deficiencies due to aging and deteriora on. The load ra ng and inspec on programs, which are also funded through this program, ensure that bridges are in adequate condi on to accommodate an cipated traďŹƒc needs. CONTACT Rebecca Nix 801-633-2810 RNix@utah.gov Bridges are ranked based on deficiencies observed during biannual bridge inspec ons. Projects are ranked based on bridge condi on, load ra ng, AADT, significance, and delay factors. Region requests, Region projects and local government requests are also considered when selec ng projects. This program funds the replacement and rehabilita on of all state owned bridges as well as local bridges on the federal aid system. ACCOMPLISHMENTS In Fiscal Year 2013, three structurally deficient bridges were replaced, including two twin structures on I-15 at Manderfield and the White Rocks Canal Bridge on SR-121. Two superstructures were replaced, three decks were replaced, and various rehabilita on treatments were completed. In FY 2014 this program will rehabilitate five structures and replace seven, with the funding for six of the bridge replacements being split between FY 2014 and FY 2015. This program will con nue to fund the bridge inspec on program. Upon approval of the FY 2018 program all state owned bridges currently classified as structurally deficient will be programmed for rehabilita on or replacement. â€ƒ page 20 A new bridge PIN: 5926, 5937, 6850, 7231, 8528, 9369, 9616, 9862, 11214, 11798 Fund Code: ST_BRIDGE & OTHERS FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Bridge Preservation The bridge preserva on program uses state and federal funding to preserve structures to delay deteriora on and extend life. This program funds the systema c preserva on of bridges throughout the state. The program looks at grouping structures geographically based on the same or similar treatments to get economy of scale, limit impacts, and get clusters of bridges on the same preserva on schedule. The program has a current focus on all bare deck bridges and steel girder bridges with deteriorated paint systems. Bridges are selected based on the age of the structure, the current preserva on treatments, and the amount of me since the last treatment. Bridges are grouped with other bridges in the same geographic area, with the same treatment requirements. FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $3.5 million 2014: $3.5 million Proposed: $3.5 million CONTACT Rebecca Nix 801-633-2810 RNix@utah.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS The top photo shows damaged pavement. Bottom, the new pavement provides a smooth riding surface. In Fiscal Year 2013, 31 bridges received preserva on treatments, including asphalt overlays, deck healer sealer treatments, and polyester concrete overlays. The projects also included one scour repair and one parapet safety upgrade. In FY 2014 this program will treat nine structures, including replacing asphalt overlays, deck healer sealer treatments, and structural steel repain ng. PIN: 5926, 5937, 6850, 7231, 8528, 9369, 9616, 9862, 11214, 11798 Fund Code: ST_BRIDGE & OTHERS page 21 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Highway Safety Improvement Program FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $27 million 2014: $27 million Proposed: $27 million CONTACT Robert Hull 801 965-4273 firstname.lastname@example.org Every life lost due to traﬃc deaths con nues to aﬀect us all. Educa ng drivers to avoid dangerous driving behaviors and implemen ng measures to improve safety can help bring us closer to our goal of Zero Fatali es. The federally-funded Highway Safety Improvement Program supports infrastructure and non-infrastructure eﬀorts that reduce traﬃc fatali es and serious injuries. Projects may be on any public roadway at a loca on with a correctable fatal or serious injury crash history, show a posi ve es mated benefit to cost ra o, and conform to the State Strategic Highway Safety Plan. UDOT collaborates with FHWA to select and oversee projects. Infrastructure projects typically include: • Installing features (barrier, rumble strips, warning signs, and pavement markings) that prevent or mi gate run-oﬀ-road crashes • Removing or protec ng roadside obstruc ons • Upgrading traﬃc signals to protected le turn phasing or flashing yellow arrows to remove conflict points • Widening intersec ons to add turn lanes Non-infrastructure projects include: • Educa on eﬀorts, such as the Zero Fatali es campaign, that address unsafe driving behaviors • Program management • Crash database development • Crash predic on models and other studies that iden fy future infrastructure project loca ons ACCOMPLISHMENTS 220 Overall awareness of the Zero Fatalities program in Utah hit 62 percent in 2012, compared to 35 percent in 2006. By the end of 2012, Utah had the lowest number of traffic fatalities in 53 years with 217 deaths. page 22 PIN: 6019 Fund Code: HSIP FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Choke Point Federal Choke Point funds support projects that relieve localized reoccurring traﬃc conges on. FUNDING Traﬃc choke points impinge on economic produc vity by delaying delivery of goods and services and slowing commute mes. Traﬃc conges on can also contribute to a less-safe driving environment as drivers break or change lanes suddenly to jockey for posi on. Some mes, choke points contribute to poor air quality through stop-and-go driving pa erns which result in higher emissions. Programmed funding 2013: $35 million 2014: $35 million Proposed: $35 million Projects are scored, ranked and presented to the Utah Transporta on Commission for approval of funding within a given STIP year. Scores are based on, average annual daily traﬃc, construc bility, region priority, level of service and safety. Federal year: October 1 CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS Chokepoints occur in rural and urban areas across the state. Many new Con nuous-Flow Intersec ons have been built to successfully relieve traﬃc conges on in urban areas along the Wasatch Front. Truck climbing lans have helped aleviate conges on along I-15 in UDOT Region Four. Examples of Choke Point projects built in 2013 include: I-15.between Mona heading north to Santaquin is an important commerce corridor and carries UDOT Region Four’s highest traffic volume with 25,00 vehicles a day, including 5 thousand trucks. Without additional lanes, truck traffic can be sluggish during peak travel times. Fund Code: NHPP STP • I-15 Mona, (South Santaquin Hill) northbound • SR-154, 134 South Intersec on • US-40, MP 103 Pleasant Valley Intersec on page 23 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Transportation Alternative Program FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $6.4 million 2014: $6.4 million Proposed: $6.5 million CONTACT Chris Po er 801 964-4463 cpo email@example.com ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Transporta on Alterna ves Program supports projects that enhance safety and mobility, improve facili es, and expand op ons for non-drivers. TAP covers a broad range of projects that include: • On and oﬀ road pedestrian and bicycle facili es and Recrea onal Trail Program projects • Planning, design or construc on of boulevards or roadways largely in the right-of-way of former interstates or divided highways • Improving public transporta on access and enhanced mobility • Improving community facili es and providing environmental mi ga on • Safe Routes to School projects MAP 21 Legisla on has changed the way funds are distributed and programmed. Funds are taken oﬀ of the top for Metropolitan Planning Agencies, Disadvantaged Business Training and State Planning and Research. Following Projects are planned in FY 2014: • Price City, Main Street, 100 East to 200 East (JHC SU) • Lehi Historic Utah Southern Rail Trail – Phase II (MAG -2014//2015) • 700 West; 7200 South to 7800 South, Trails and Bike paths, Midvale City (WFRC) • Welby Jacob and Bingham Creek; North City Limit to South City Limit, South Jordan (WFRC) • Center Street Trail; Redwood Road to Legacy parkway (WFRC) TAP expands options for non-drivers by funding a broad range of projects, including on and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities page 24 Fund Code: TAP FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Safe Routes to Schools The SRTS Program funds programs, tools and infrastructure projects that support a safe walking or riding environment for children traveling to and from neighborhood schools. Recent MAP-21 transporta on legisla on funds SRTS through the Transporta on Alterna ves Program. Metropolitan Planning Organiza ons and the Joint Highway Commi ee par cipate in the project selec on process. Programs include: FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $2 million 2014: $1 million Proposed: $1 million CONTACT The Student Neighborhood Access program: • SNAP on-line mapping so ware helps schools create and distribute maps that show the safest walking and biking routes • Walk More in Four is an annual fall event that encourages students in Kindergarten through eighth grade to walk or bike safely to school. Reducing the number of cars on the streets around schools improves neighborhood safety. • Snap, Walk ‘n Roll Assemblies are free to schools and teach students bicycle and pedestrian safety and how to stay safe around road work Crossing Guard Training: The UDOT Crossing Guard Fundamentals DVD and Quick Reference are aids to law enforcement agencies who have the responsibility to train crossing guards. Infrastructure Projects: Improvements, such as sidewalks, paved trails and installed bike racks are eligible for funding. Cherissa Wood 801 965-4486 firstname.lastname@example.org ACHIEVEMENTS • Since 2007, 69 projects have been funded including infrastructure improvements and ac vi es • Since 2009, over 100 thousand elementary students at 157 schools have enjoyed Snap Rock ‘n Roll assemblies • In 2013, 97 percent of all known law enforcement agencies were using SNAP training materials • Since the first statewide Walk More in Four event in 2009, more than 18 thousand students have walked or biked to school at least three mes per week during September UDOT's Execu ve Director Carlos Braceras speaks to students, parents, and teachers about the importance of safe walking and biking to school. Fund Code: TAP • In 2014, 60 percent of elementary, Jr High and middle schools have used the snap so ware to complete safe rou ng plans page 25 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Railway-Highway Grade Crossing FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 The Railway-Highway Grade Crossing Program supports data collec on eﬀorts and projects that mi gate at-grade crossing crash risk. The program is funded by the Federal Highway Administra on. Programmed funding 2013: $1.4 million 2014: $1.6 million Proposed: $1.6 million UDOT oversees all public highway-rail at-grade crossings in Utah. Railroads have responsibility for safety at all private at-grade crossings. CONTACT Eric Cheng 801 965-4284 email@example.com Current work includes a project to implement the new pedestrian treatment standards for at-grade crossings along the UTA northsouth TRAX and Commuter Rail North lines. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Since 2005, all at-grade public crossings that have been upgraded and made fully opera onal have had a crash recurrence rate of zero. In 2013, UDOT completed: • Hazard elimina on and/or equipment upgrades at five loca ons across the state • Inspec on of all at-grade public crossings • Pedestrian standards manual and Supplemental Standard Drawings • Coordina on needed with the UTA Frontlines 2015 program, which built 70 miles of track in 7 years A newly completed project in Tremonton To improve the safety of all crossing users, and to support the eﬃcient use of crossings by trains, vehicles and pedestrians, UDOT: • Reviews and approves the elimina on of public at-grade crossings when possible, which reduces crash risk • Performs yearly inspec ons to update the inventory of safety features at all public railroad at-grade crossings, and contacts municipali es to assure that safety feature deficiencies are corrected • Funds projects that mi gate crash risk page 26 ePM Master PIN: 6064 Fund Code: R/H_XXXX_XXX FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Signs and Culverts Federal Na onal Highway Performance Program and Highway Safety Improvement Program funding will help UDOT improve signs and culverts. FUNDING SIGNS: Freeway signs provide direc on and clarity for road users. Federal funding will help UDOT replace overhead signs in on cri cal travel and corridors in Salt Lake County. Programmed funding 2013: $3 million 2014: $3 million Proposed: $3 million CULVERTS: Eﬀec ve drainage systems rely on func oning culverts to preserve safety and to keep pavement healthy. Malfunc oning culverts can cause hazardous condi ons to develop suddenly, and can cause pavement or the road base to erode over me. Federal funding will allow UDOT to focus on improving badly distorted or corroded culverts. CONTACT UDOT has been collec ng roadway asset informa on in order to iden fy the signs and culverts that need to be replaced. Projects will be integrated with other road work. UDOT Regions will help priori ze project selec on. Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Region Program Managers and Stan Burns 801 965-4150 sburns@Utah.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS UDOT Region Two has many signs in the design stage and will replace signs in th Salt Lake City area in 2014-15. Region four has used this funding to improve culverts. Signs and culverts are important roadway assets that support safety and mobility. In 2012, UDOT completed a four-year project to collect baseline culvert data on over 30 thousand cross-cut culverts that direct water oﬀ of pavement. Most UDOT culverts are in good condi on but some are in need of rehabilita on or replacement. The statewide culvert condi on data is accessible online via a central database at UDOT’s Map Center. Fund Code: 11903 (culverts), 11904 (signs) page 27 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Non-Urban Program FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $6.2 million 2014: $4.4 million Proposed: $4.4 million CONTACT Chris Po er 801 964-4463 cpo firstname.lastname@example.org The Joint Highway Commi ee Non-Urban Program provides federal funding for roadway safety and condi on improvements in communi es having a popula on of 5000 or less. The Joint Highway Commi ee oversees applica ons on an annual basis; however local agencies may only have one project in the program at one me, and projects must be completed before agencies submit another applica on. Preference is given to projects that provide safety features and upgrade and improve exis ng roadway condi ons. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Non-Urban projects: • Morgan County, Valley Drive and Old Highway 30 Improvements • Box Elder County, Iowa String Road • Iron County, Complete Environmental and Early ROW Preference is given to projects that provide safety features and upgrade and improve existing roadway. Addressing pavement and safety issues can help meet the travel needs of road users for many years to come. Recent federal changes reduced the amount of funding to the program by 35 percent. UDOT is providing funding to keep the program whole and conform to the STIP through 2014. Projects must be located within non-urban areas and func onally classified as a major collector or higher. The value of the project must be between $4 hundred-thousand and $2 million. Funding for the NU program for FY 2015 is expected to decrease to approximately $3.9 in FY 2015. page 28 FUND CODE: STP_RURAL FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Small Urban Program The Joint Highway Commi ee Small Urban Program provides federal funding for roadway safety and condi on improvements for communi es having a popula on between 5 thousand and 2 hundred-thousand. The Joint Highway Commi ee oversees applica ons to the program on an annual basis; however local agencies may only have one project in the program at one me. Preference is given to projects that provide safety features and upgrade and improve exis ng roadway condi ons. FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $3.1 million 2014: $2.8 million Proposed: $2.85 million CONTACT Chris Po er 801 964-4463 cpo email@example.com Recent federal changes reduced the amount of funding to the program by 12 percent. UDOT is providing funding to keep the program whole and conform to the STIP through 2014. To be eligible, projects must be located within small urban areas and func onally classified as a major collector or higher. The maximum amount of federal aid available for a project is $1 million ACCOMPLISHMENTS Projects in construc on: • Richfield, 100 East; 300 North to Center Street, Phase I • Park City, Deer Valley Drive Projects in Design: • Cedar City South Interchange Tremonton, 1000 North; 2300 West to I-15. The roadway in the project area is undersized and in need of complete reconstruc on. The roadway will be improved with curb, gu er, sidewalk and frontage improvements. Deer Valley Drive -- Park City is adding utility, storm drain and safety improvements. Traffic flow will be improved by constructing bus pullouts. The roadway will be resurfaced from the roundabout to Deer Valley North. Fund Code: STP_SU_JHC page 29 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Off-System Bridge Program FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $1.8 million 2014: $1.8 million Proposed: $1.8 million CONTACT Chris Po er 801 964-4463 cpo firstname.lastname@example.org The Joint Highway Commission Oﬀ-System Bridge Program helps aid in removing deficient structures from the Na onal Bridge Inventory while allowing local agencies to receive a so match credit toward a future Highway Bridge Program eligible project. The Joint Highway Commission oversees the program and accepts project applica ons on an annual basis. The program improves public safety and reduces ongoing maintenance costs o en associated with aging infrastructure. The structure must be located on a rural minor collector or urban or rural local road. The Suﬃciency Ra ng of the structure must be less than 80 for rehabilita on and less than 50 for replacement. For more informa on visit the Oﬀ-System Bridge Program page on the UDOT Website. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Two bridges, currently under construc on, provide good examples of how the Oﬀ-System Bridge Program helps local governments improve safety. • Coalville City, Icy Springs Bridge: J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. designed the Icy Springs Bridge replacement with a wider cross-sec on and increased span to improve safety and reduce flooding from the Weber River. The new Icy Springs Bridge has a wider cross-section and increased span to improve safety and reduce flooding. • Box Elder County, Malad River Bridge: Hatch Mo McDonald designed the new Malad River Bridge with an increased clear span and raised the eleva on to reduce flooding from the Malad River. The new bridge has a greater cross sec on which improves roadway safety. The new Malad River Bridge has an increased clear span and higher elevation to reduce flooding. page 30 Fund Code: STP_BR FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Federal Lands Access Program The Federal Lands Access Program, established by federal Map 21 legisla on, provides funding for transporta on project that are in, provide access to, or are adjacent to federal lands. The program is intended to support economic ac vity o en generated by federal recrea on sites. Programming decisions are made locally by a Program Decisions Commi ee. Funds are distributed to states according to a formula based on the number of visitors, federal land area, federal public road mileage, and the number of federal public bridges. A nonfederal funding match is required. FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $10.5 million 2014: $10.5 million Proposed: $10.5 million CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov Program funds can be applied to design, construc on, and reconstruc on, but not maintenance projects. State, tribal, or local government agencies that own or maintain transporta on facili es are eligible to apply. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Six projects have been selected. Sponsors include Bryce Canyon City, Wasatch County, Kane County, UDOT, Sevier County and Juab County. A new call for projects will take place in 2015. For more informa on, see the Utah Access Program page on the FWHA website. Sevier County is sponsoring an improvement project on Sevenmile-Gooseberry Road which provides access to Fishlake National Forest. Fund Code: TBD page 31 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 State Planning FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $4 million 2014: $4 million Proposed: $4 million The State Planning Program helps improve the quality, quan ty and availability of informa on about the transporta on system, and the needs of road users, to help UDOT leaders make strategic business decisions. CONTACT Jeﬀ Harris 801-965-4354 je email@example.com ACCOMPLISHMENTS The UDOT State Planning Division helps support UDOT’s strategic goal to op mize mobility by helping to iden fying projects that meet future mobility needs. UDOT develops the Long Range Plan, a 30-year plan for rural transporta on projects. UDOT Planning iden fies bike and pedestrian facility updates and improvements to expand transporta on op ons for all road users. page 32 Strategic, data-reliant planning helps iden fy and priori ze projects that address delay. Even with planned capacity projects, delay will increase a er 2013. Without capacity projects, delay would have increased two to three-fold. State Planning is funded through the Federal Highway Administra on’s State Planning and Research Program. UDOT’s planning func ons include: • Long range planning -- UDOT works with MPOs and UTA to develop the 2040 Long Range Plan which iden fies future improvements and investments in rural areas. UDOT also works with MPOs to prepare the statewide Unified Transporta on Plan for urban areas. • Air Quality – UDOT works with regulatory agencies and local MPOs to assure compliance with federal air quality rules • TravelWise – UDOT works with the Governor’s oﬃce and private industry to encourage trip reduc on strategies for road users. • Pedestrian & Bike Coordina on – UDOT promotes safety and iden fies travel facility updates and improvements to meet the needs of all road users. • Travel Demand Modeling – UDOT forecasts future impacts to roadways and transit. • Freight Mobility – UDOT works to improve mobility and safety along freight-moving corridors by iden fying facility improvements. Fund Code: SPR FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 State Research The UDOT Research Division works with FHWA, other public agencies, academic ins tu ons, and the private sector to support research and provide high-value informa on to the transporta on community. Research Division ac vi es include: • Iden fying implementable research ideas • Managing research projects • Publishing and presen ng research reports, results and recommenda ons • Promo ng new technologies through tours or demonstra ons • Providing library services • Working with other states on pool-funded research in areas of common concern UDOT Research Division annual funding for research projects is provided through the Federal State Planning and Research Program. Addi onal funding is provided by the State of Utah and other federal programs. Research ac vi es are federally mandated. FUNDING Federal year: October 1 State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $1.5 million 2014: $1.5 million Proposed: $ 1.5 million CONTACT Cameron Kergaye 801-965-2576 firstname.lastname@example.org ACHIEVEMENTS Two important achievements of 2013 include: • The annual UTRAC Workshop, a collabora ve eﬀort among researchers and UDOT experts to iden fy research priori es, was held in April 2013. Par cipants ranked projects according to highneed areas. UDOT Research Division activities provide opportunities for university students to engage in high-value research to benefit the transportation community. Here, UDOT Research Director Cameron Kergaye talks to Utah State University Student Antonio Fuertes about research that shows how geo-spatially located data can help engineers plan transportation projects. Fund Code: SPR • Research is currently managing 15 SPR funded research projects and 30 projects receiving state funding. Research projects are conducted by university and consultant researchers with oversight by Research Division staﬀ and par cipa on by other divisions. page 33 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Metropolitan Planning Organizations FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding 2013: $2.6 million 2014: $2.8 million Proposed: $2.8 million CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov Metropolitan Planning Organiza ons are the federally mandated and funded transporta on planning en ty for urban areas with a popula on over 50 thousand. MPOs act as a partner in coordina on with ci es, coun es, transit and state transporta on agencies to develop and recommend improvements to highways and transit. Utah’s MPOs each develop a 30-year Regional Transporta on Program, called the Long-Range Plan and a Transporta on Improvement Program. The LRP is produced every four years and lists capacity-driven projects addressing long-term mobility needs. The Planning Process Transporta on planning is a coopera ve process designed to foster involvement by all users of the system through a proac ve public par cipa on process. Strategic, data-based planning iden fy and priori ze projects that address delay. MPOs act as a partner in coordina on with ci es, coun es, transit and state transporta on agencies to develop and recommend improvements to highways and transit. The TIP is produced annually and includes capacity projects from the LRP and short-term projects (such as pavement or opera onal improvements) from federal, state, and local governments and transit agencies. UDOT’s State Transporta on Improvement Program – the STIP – includes projects from the LRP and TIP. page 34 PL_MAG PL_WFRC PL_CMPO PL_DMPO FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Utah State Infrastructure Bank The Utah State Infrastructure Bank provides loans and credit enhancement to local government or private sponsors of transporta on or transit projects. The loans hep state agencies leverage federal and non-federal transporta on funds, assist local areas to develop facili es, and promote public-private partnerships. Loans can oďŹ€er advantages over only grant-based funding by allowing project delivery to be accelerated by and helping local governments complete a financial plan. The fixed-rate, low-interest loans are ed to the State of Utah bonding rate and term length. Repayment must be completed no more than ten years from the me the loan is executed. No one en ty may borrow more than twenty five percent of the fund. The Utah Transporta on Commission has the authority to approve all qualified requests and loan terms. SIB loans can augment other project funding. The fund is a revolving account that does not deplete. Prior to 2012, the fund was capitalized at $4 million, including interest. House Bill 377, which passed in the 2012 legisla ve session, added $20 million to the account. FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013 Capitalized total $23.5 million 2014 Uncommi ed Balance Available = $6.3 million CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS Logan City and Washington City have recently completed loans. Saint George City, Fountain Green City and Cedar City currently have outstanding loans and projects are underway. Vineyard City has recently been approved for a loan. Project example: Cedar City obtained a SIB loan to augment other funding to improve the South Cedar Interchange SIB funds helped Cedar City complete a much needed project on I-15: 1-3, new ramps,a DDI, realignment and new profile of Cross Hollow Road; 4-5, the old flyover was saved for a pedestrian and livestock crosswalk and surplus property was utilized, and 6, the interchange area was landscaped. page 35 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Emergency Relief Fund FUNDING Federal year: October 1 Programmed funding Funding varies. Up to $100 million is available to a state for each natural disaster or catastrophic failure. The federal Emergency Relief Program is a special program from the Highway Trust Fund for the repair or reconstruc on of Federalaid highways and roads on Federal lands which have suďŹ€ered serious damage as a result of natural disasters or catastrophic failures from an external cause, and not an inherent flaw in the facility. Approved ER funds are available at the pro-rata share that would normally apply to the Federal-aid facility damaged. For Interstate highways, the Federal share is 90 percent. For all other highways, the Federal share is 80 percent. CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov In 2012, ER funding helped UDOT repair damage to SR-14 caused by a landslide. Emergency repair work to restore essen al travel, minimize the extent of damage, or protect the remaining facili es, accomplished in the first 180 days a er the disaster occurs, may be reimbursed at 100 percent federal share. It is the responsibility of the State to request ER funds based on detailed damage inspec on reports (DDIR) prepared by the Department of Transporta on. An emergency declara on by the Governor allows the state DOT to file a no ce of intent with the FHWA oďŹƒce to ini ate the ER applica on process. page 36 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Permanent Community Impact Board The Permanent Community Impact Board, referred to as the CIB, is a state program that provides grants and loans to mi gate damage to public facili es caused by mineral extrac on or development on federal lands. Funding for the grants and loans comes from lease royal es that are returned to state government from mineral extrac on industries. Government agencies and poli cal subdivisions are eligible to apply. Grant and loan amounts are limited to $5 million. CONTACT CIB Fund Manager: Keith J. Burne 801-526-9465 kjburne @utah.gov Eligible ac vi es include reconstruc on, construc on and planning, study and design with a 50 percent funding match. Applicants cannot use in-kind funds as local matching funds unless the inkind par cipa on has a demonstrable value such as real property. Donated staďŹ€ or labor cannot be used as local matching funds. Funded projects must include public par cipa on, including no fica on of intent to seek CIB funding or financing and a formal public hearing to receive comment on the size and scope of the project. CIB FUNDING TABLE page 37 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Federal Funds Exchange CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov The Federal Funds Exchange Program allows local governments to exchange federal transporta on funds for state funds. The program provides funding flexibility for local governments. UDOT coordinates with the Joint Highway Commi ee and/or the Metropolitan Planning Organiza on to determine appropriate projects for the exchange. Recent Funds Exchanges: Funds exchanges are made frequently and the project purpose and fund amount vary. Two examples include: • North Salt Lake exchanged $2 million of funds from the I-15 South Davis County Opera onal Upgrades project to fund improvements on the 2600 South intersec on improvement project. US-50 in UDOT Region Four • The town of Virgin exchanged $2 million of 2014 STP_Rural Federal funds for $1.25 million of Region Four’s 2014 State Preserva on funds, and $0.45 million of Region Four State Preserva on Eﬃciency funds. Virgin Town supplied the required 10% match to fund the US-50; Scipio to County Line, MP 129.816 to MP 149.13 Lane Level/ Chip Seal Coat project. Funds Exchange projects are approved by the Utah Transporta on Commission. Once approved, local governments and UDOT enter into a coopera ve agreement that details the required project documenta on, performance repor ng and invoice submission. A UDOT project manager oversees the ac vi es detailed in the agreement. Approved exchanges are transacted in the year federal-aid funds are available. Funds are used on other federal-eligible projects. Eligible funding categories include STP Non-urban (Rural), STP Small Urban, and STP Urban. The exchange is $.85 state funds for each dollar of federal funds. Local governments are required to match 10 percent of total project costs. If a flexible match is oﬀered, the details will be included in the agreement with value not to exceed UDOT average prices. page 38 FUND FACT SHEET Utah Department of Transportation, Program Development & STIP Spring 2014 Jurisdictional Transfers The Jurisdic onal Transfer Funds are used to assist with physical improvements deemed necessary on the roadway before a transfer is completed, or they may be included as a part of the transfer agreement. State Law: 72-4-102. Addi ons to or dele ons from state highway system -Designa on of highways as state highways between sessions. (1) (a) The Legislature may add to or delete highways or sec ons of highways from the state highway system. (b) The department shall annually submit to the Legislature a list of highways or sec ons of highways the commission recommends for addi on to or dele on from the state highway system. Utah Administra ve Rule: R926. Transporta on, Program Development. R926-2. Evalua on of Proposed Addi ons to or Dele ons from the State Highway System. Purpose of the rules is to establish the following: (1) a process for a highway authority to propose addi ons to or dele ons from the state highway system; (2) a procedure for evalua ng requested addi ons to or dele ons from the state highway system; and (3) a set of criteria by which proposed changes shall be consistently evaluated. FUNDING State year: July 1 Programmed funding 2013: $800 thousand 2014: $0 Proposed: $400 thousand CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov Recent Jurisdic onal Transfers: â€˘ Transfer of a Por on of SR-244 to Helper City Region Four and Helper City recommended a jurisdic onal transfer of ownership from the state to Helper City on SR-244, MP 0.189 to MP 0.91. UDOT will pay Helper City $750,000 to take ownership, based on ten years of maintenance and roadway improvement costs. â€˘ Addi on to SR-157, Carbon County The portion of roadway known as SR-244 from US-6 to the intersection of Poplar Street and Main Street was added to the beginning of SR-157, eliminating route number 244 from the state highway system. PIN: 6672 Fund Code: ST_HWY_TRNSF The por on of roadway known as SR-244 from US-6 to the intersec on of Poplar Street and Main Street will be added to the beginning of SR-157 and remain func onally classified as a major collector, therefore elimina ng route number 244 from the state highway system. page 39 UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Program Development & State Transporta on Improvement Program UDOT Fund Fact Sheets 2014 Ques ons? Catherine Higgins: email@example.com