HIGHWAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HIGHWAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Recall issued after deadly fire truck crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58536105-68/recall-fire-crash-issued.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58536105-68/recall-fire-crash-issued.html.csp">Recall issued after deadly fire truck crash</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-18T16:38:02.261-06:00">Updated Oct 18, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bozeman, Mont. • A company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after Montana authorities concluded a faulty drivetrain was responsible for a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena. The recall notice says the driveshaft may separate and cause the axle to lock if a double Cardan joint seizes up. The recall by Navistar Inc. is for International 4800 trucks built between June 1999 and May 2002 that are equipped with Fabco TC-200 transfer cases....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585361052014-10-18T16:38:02.261-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-18T16:38:02.261-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58536105@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:38:02 MDT Letter: Tree falling on highway was reckless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533809-82/highway-reckless-behavior-tree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533809-82/highway-reckless-behavior-tree.html.csp">Letter: Tree falling on highway was reckless</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:51:02.37-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The definition of involuntary manslaughter is: causing another person’s death through reckless behavior. Chopping down a tree to cross a state highway is reckless behavior. Mr. Edgar Riecke is dead now because of the Boy Scouts’ behavior. The adults in this group should be prosecuted. Surely there was no malicious intent, but chopping down a tree to cross a state highway is going to impact anyone using the road. Thank goodness the goblins in Goblin Valley are not near the highway. Charlie H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58533809@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:51:02 MDT Tesla’s USA Parkway gets OK from Nevada agency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58526535-79/tesla-highway-nevada-parkway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58526535-79/tesla-highway-nevada-parkway.html.csp">Tesla’s USA Parkway gets OK from Nevada agency</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T18:32:02.072-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carson City • Nevada transportation officials are expediting plans to connect Interstate 80 east of Reno to U.S. Highway 50 with the USA Parkway that was part of the deal that landed Tesla’s $5 billion battery plant for the area. The Department of Transportation’s board of directors approved $43 million for the right-of-way, easements and existing road improvements needed to complete the 18-mile stretch of highway. They also endorsed a fast-track approach on Monday to consolidate the design and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585265352014-10-15T18:32:02.072-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T18:32:02.072-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58526535@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:32:02 MDT Editorial: ‘Shared solution’ worthy of UDOT consideration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58520949-82/shared-solution-udot-alternative.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58520949-82/shared-solution-udot-alternative.html.csp">Editorial: ‘Shared solution’ worthy of UDOT consideration</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T22:03:46.471-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Any human institution is vulnerable to the Not Invented Here trap. That’s the very human prejudice that if an idea did not originate within your organization, it is, no matter how good or creative, not to be taken seriously. Thus it may be very good news indeed that the brass at the Utah Department of Transportation has agreed, as it further reconsiders its highly questionable plan to add 20 miles to the Legacy Parkway through western Davis County, to add the so-called “shared solution” to its ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58520949@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:03:46 MDT Letter: Family should have questions for the Boy Scouts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517699-82/highway-riecke-scouts-tree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517699-82/highway-riecke-scouts-tree.html.csp">Letter: Family should have questions for the Boy Scouts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T22:03:46.396-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Tribune reported that Edgar E. Riecke, of Durango, Colo., was riding his motorcycle on one of the most picturesque highways in the country and the Boy Scouts felled a tree in front of him and killed him (“UHP identifies motorcyclist killed in crash with fallen tree,” Oct 13). The Utah Highway Patrol reports that investigators concluded that it was “a case of unfortunate timing.” Personally, I think never is a good time to fell a tree over a state highway. Who issued a permit for cutting wood...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517699@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:03:46 MDT UDOT giving serious attention to West Davis freeway alternative http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58505874-90/alternative-corps-davis-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58505874-90/alternative-corps-davis-federal.html.csp">UDOT giving serious attention to West Davis freeway alternative</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T11:15:48.341-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 11:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Farmington • Utah highway officials say they are seriously evaluating an alternative that could avoid building the proposed West Davis Corridor freeway, a 20-mile-long northwest expansion of the Legacy Parkway. Conservation and citizen groups that oppose the proposed highway have been pushing what they call the “shared solution alternative,” which would enhance existing roads and mass transit to move just as much traffic as the new highway. “We are actually doing some engineering work on it so...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58505874@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:15:48 MDT Utah Hike of the Week: Cuberant Lake Trail — Uinta Mountains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58389382-117/lake-trail-cuberant-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58389382-117/lake-trail-cuberant-highway.html.csp">Utah Hike of the Week: Cuberant Lake Trail — Uinta Mountains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T16:05:24.602-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Directions •Remember to purchase your $6 recreation pass at the Forest Service office in Kamas, 50 E. Center St., or at the self-pay stations along Highway 150. From Kamas, take Highway 150, also known as the Mirror Lake Highway, east for 32 miles to the Pass Lake Trail Head. It’s on the north side of the road. The trail to Cuberant Lake is on the west end of the parking lot. GPS coordinates are 40.713943, -110.893402. The Cuberant Lake Trail takes you by a series of lakes. The fourth is th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389382@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:05:24 MDT Bangerter Highway traffic diverted due to water main break http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58492897-78/highway-bangerter-due-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58492897-78/highway-bangerter-due-south.html.csp">Bangerter Highway traffic diverted due to water main break</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By Bob Mims </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-06T16:33:36.987-06:00">Updated Oct 6, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Southbound lanes of Bangerter Highway between 6200 South and 7800 South were closed into Monday afternoon due to a break in a water line. A joint failed in the Jordan Aqueduct during meter replacement at about 11 a.m., the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District reported. The water was quickly turned off, but traffic along three lanes of Bangerter was completely shut down due to pooling and debris on the highway until 1:30 p.m., according to the Utah Department of Transportation. During the nea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58492897@www.sltrib.com Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:33:36 MDT Man severs foot in crash on Bangerter Highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472051-78/bangerter-crash-driver-foot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472051-78/bangerter-crash-driver-foot.html.csp">Man severs foot in crash on Bangerter Highway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T15:18:28.854-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 03:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man’s foot was severed in a Monday night crash on Bangerter Highway in West Valley City. The man lost a large amount of blood after the crash near 3500 South, but as of Tuesday afternoon was expected to survive, said West Valley City police Lt. LaMonte Cox. The man was driving a pickup south on Bangerter about 11:15 p.m. when he tried to turn left onto 3500 South, police said. The truck collided with a northbound car whose driver allegedly ran a red light. The driver of the pickup was critica...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472051@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:18:28 MDT Semi-tanker dodges deer, rolls on US-6 near Spanish Fork http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58467276-78/tanker-deer-driver-fork.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58467276-78/tanker-deer-driver-fork.html.csp">Semi-tanker dodges deer, rolls on US-6 near Spanish Fork</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T13:56:12.09-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A semi-tanker truck driver, reportedly trying to avoid hitting a deer, overturned early Monday morning on US-6, about 20 miles east of Spanish Fork. The Utah Highway Patrol said the westbound big rig toppled after it slammed into a concrete barrier wall about 3:30 a.m. The driver escaped with minor injuries, but the accident completely closed down the highway for nearly three hours. As of 6 a.m., traffic flow was restored to one lane, with eastbound and westbound motorists taking turns getting t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58467276@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:56:12 MDT Reward offered in fawns’ poaching http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58460779-78/dwr-fawns-release-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58460779-78/dwr-fawns-release-according.html.csp">Reward offered in fawns’ poaching</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T21:51:02.456-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is asking for the public’s help finding whoever poached two fawns in Kane County. A reward is available for “critical information” that leads to the successful prosecution of the poachers, according to a Friday news release from the DWR. People found the two dead fawns on Sept. 1 near Highway 14, about two miles east of its junction with Highway 89, and reported it to the DWR. The investigation revealed that both had been shot and their bodies left to wast...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58460779@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:51:02 MDT Truck hits college softball team’s bus, killing 4 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461727-68/team-bus-hampton-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461727-68/team-bus-hampton-college.html.csp">Truck hits college softball team’s bus, killing 4</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T11:38:02.199-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Davis, Okla. • A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team’s bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said. The collision involving the North Central Texas College team happened at around 9 p.m. Friday on Interstate 35 south of Davis, which is about 70 miles south of Oklahoma City and 60 miles north of Gainesville, Texas, where the school is located. The team was heading home ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58461727@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:38:02 MDT After flood closed I-15, Utah detour needs big repairs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58458249-90/cedar-closed-detour-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58458249-90/cedar-closed-detour-highway.html.csp">After flood closed I-15, Utah detour needs big repairs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T22:26:23.759-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City • Nevada’s application for emergency federal funds to fix flood damage that closed Interstate 15 for a week earlier this month is about to include something unusual: a plea for $6 million to $7 million to fix a highway in neighboring Utah. Utah State Road 56 — between Cedar City and the Nevada line — became part of a 200-mile detour between Cedar City and Las Vegas when I-15 closed. The small highway usually carries just 500 vehicles a day and instead handled 25,000 — a 50-fold increa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58458249@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:26:23 MDT British motorcyclist who died in Utah crash identified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58456119-78/utah-morgan-motorcyclist-died.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58456119-78/utah-morgan-motorcyclist-died.html.csp">British motorcyclist who died in Utah crash identified</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T20:55:28.732-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A British motorcyclist who died Wednesday when he collided head-on with a pickup while traveling on the wrong side of a Wasatch County road has been identified. The victim was David Morgan, 61, of Cheshire, England, who was vacationing in Utah, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Morgan was one of two motorcyclists from England who turned west onto State Road 35 near Wolf Creek Pass about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Utah Highway Patrol reported. They both turned into the eastbound lane, where ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58456119@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:55:28 MDT Multi-vehicle crash in Cache County kills 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58454241-78/driver-jeep-crash-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58454241-78/driver-jeep-crash-highway.html.csp">Multi-vehicle crash in Cache County kills 1</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T20:51:40.67-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 08:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 35-year-old man was killed and another person was injured Thursday morning in a multi-vehicle crash at the junction of US-91 and State Road 61 in Cache County, just south of the Idaho border. Leigh Purser, of Richmond, was killed instantly after his Jeep Wrangler was rear-ended by a possibly fatigued driver, and then struck again by an oncoming vehicle at 6:38 a.m., the Utah Highway Patrol reported. Sgt. Todd Royce said Purser was driving northbound on Highway 91 followed by a Kia minivan. W...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454241@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:51:40 MDT Recreation: Fall leaves draw Utahns outside http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58370776-223/canyon-utah-east-fall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58370776-223/canyon-utah-east-fall.html.csp">Recreation: Fall leaves draw Utahns outside</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T08:35:37.82-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As fall approaches and nature paints mountains and canyons in hues of red, orange and gold, getting outdoors to enjoy the show is almost mandatory in Utah. Whether you plan to take a hike, enjoy a canyon drive, go picnicking or play golf at a canyon course such as Mountain Dell, Wasatch Mountain or Hobble Creek, autumn ranks among the best times of the year to be outdoors. Fall colors usually are best in Utah from mid-September through early October, with leaves in northern Utah changing first. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370776@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:35:37 MDT Cereal truck topples, clogs I-15 to I-215 exchange http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58445132-78/215-cereal-utah-westbound.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58445132-78/215-cereal-utah-westbound.html.csp">Cereal truck topples, clogs I-15 to I-215 exchange</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T13:45:22.978-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 01:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A semi-trailer hauling a load of breakfast cereal tipped over early Tuesday morning, closing down the Salt Lake Valley’s Interstate 15 to I-215 westbound exchange near 300 West. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said the driver of the semi sustained minor injuries, but was transported to the hospital to be checked out as a precaution. “He was on northbound I-15 switching over to westbound I-215 and apparently took the ramp too fast,” Royce said. The big rig slammed into a concrete barrier wal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58445132@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:45:22 MDT Freeway ‘guardian angels’ mark 20th anniversary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433799-90/accident-braceras-freeway-freeways.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433799-90/accident-braceras-freeway-freeways.html.csp">Freeway ‘guardian angels’ mark 20th anniversary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T20:20:13.702-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jeff Reynolds says his favorite memory as an Incident Management Team driver for Utah’s transportation department was a snowy day when he patrolled Interstate 80 to look for anyone who needed help. He saw some tracks in the snow that led off the freeway and over a hill. He stopped, saw a car far down the hillside and thought maybe it had been abandoned after a crash. “I walked down and knocked on the window,” he said. “The elderly couple inside started yelling for help.” “The lady was having a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433799@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:20:13 MDT Man dies in Parleys Canyon crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58436467-78/canyon-according-bike-east.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58436467-78/canyon-according-bike-east.html.csp">Man dies in Parleys Canyon crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T22:56:09.866-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A motorcyclist died Saturday afternoon after careensing off Interstate 80 in Parley’s Canyon. The man — who was not immediately identified — was traveling east on a green Kawasaki sports bike at a high rate of speed, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. About 1:15 p.m., he tried to pass another vehicle near the exit for East Canyon, but there was not enough room, according to UHP. The man lost control of the sports bike, went off the highway and crashed in a large dirt gore area. He was not we...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436467@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:56:09 MDT Study: Utah roads good, but administrative costs high http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58432936-90/administrative-condition-costs-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58432936-90/administrative-condition-costs-highway.html.csp">Study: Utah roads good, but administrative costs high</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T21:24:12.368-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 09:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new study says Utah’s highway conditions are among the nation’s best, but the state pays a whopping four times the national average for administration per mile. Utah ranked fifth-highest for administrative costs: $47,471 per mile in 2012, compared to a national average of $10,579. That is according to a study by the Reason Foundation, a California-based nonprofit group that promotes libertarian and free-market principles. “High administrative costs in some states could be siphoning away money ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432936@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:24:12 MDT