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UDOT Appoints Project Manager to Oversee Hwy 6

The Utah Department of Transportation has appointed engineer Mike Miles as Project Manager over the U.S. Highway 6 corridor from Spanish Fork to Green River to better coordinate projects and aid communications on this important route.

He is now charged with keeping U.S. 6 road projects on schedule, under budget, and within a defined scope. His first priorities will be to assist UDOT in defining a vision for the future of U.S. 6 and to bring $73 million of "already-programmed" projects to fruition over the next five to seven years.

The new position spans two UDOT Regions and is designed to knit the previously segmented U.S. 6 corridor together under Miles' leadership.

"We are confident Mike can rise to meet the challenge of this new position and that his skills and experience are equal to the task," said Dal Hawks, director of UDOT Region Four.

Miles is a seven-year veteran of UDOT and has served as a project manager over UDOT's "Helper Interchange" and "Price to Wellington widening" projects. He came to UDOT with a degree in engineering geology from Brigham Young University and extensive experience as a private sector engineer.

Some of the current U.S. 6 projects include:

� Helper Interchange - $13 million

� Price to Wellington widening to five lanes - $3.2 million

� Passing lanes at Sunnyside Junction - $1.1 million.

� Icelander to Woodside lane leveling and overlay - $2 million

U.S. 6 projects on the 5-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan include:

� Bridge replacement at mile post 190 - $2.5 million

� Road safety improvements form Spanish Fork to Price - $4.6 million

� Asphalt Pavement Reconstruction at Red Narrows - $5 million

� Tucker Rest Area modifications - $1.5 million

� Add passing lanes at various locations between Soldier Summit to Helper - $12 million

� Widen to four lanes from Scofield Junction to Pine Tree Park - $13.1 million

� Bridge rehabilitation at Mile Post 288 (Green River) - $750,000

� Widen and add passing lanes at various locations from Soldier Summit to Helper - $13 million

� Widen and add passing lanes at various locations from Cat Canyon to Grassy Trail Creek - $2 million

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