Utah Department of Transportation signs largest transportation program in state history

Sept. 7, 2023
The funding will total more than $14.3 billion over the next six years, which represents a more than 470-percent increase in transportation funding versus a decade ago.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has signed the largest transportation program in state history, totaling more than $14.3 billion over the next six years.

The money will be used to build and improve Utah’s roads, trails and transit system in collaboration with local planning organizations, cities and counties and will help provide transportation choices for everyone.

“Looking back, it’s incredible to think that just 10 years ago, our program totaled $3 billion. During that time, our state has grown faster than any other state in the country and the increase in transportation funding reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of our growing population and economy, but even more impressive to me is the expanded scope of our responsibility, now versus 2013,” said UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras in a statement. “This $14.3 billion will help us deliver not only smoother, safer and more efficient highways, but also expansions and improvements to our transit system and new trail segments as part of our statewide trail network.”