Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan

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What is the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan?

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) develops a Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan every four years to plan and prioritize anticipated transportation system needs for the next 25-30 years. This plan focuses on rural areas of the state of Utah and is combined with other plans.

UDOT’s Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan is currently being updated through a planning process that began in 2021 and extends through mid-2023. A key part of the planning process is involving the public and various stakeholders (agencies and constituents) in a meaningful way.

Please assist us in developing a plan for rural Utah by providing your ideas on how to address transportation needs on rural state roads.

What Areas are Included in the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan?

This planning process is specifically for the rural areas of Utah. The following map outlines the rural areas of Utah that are included in this Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan.  

Provide Your Input

The public is encouraged to provide input on rural transportation goals, needs, and strategies. Individuals can provide input in one or more of the following ways​:

  1. Provide transportation ideas on the comment map below.
  2. Take a short survey on the goals and objectives for the plan.
  3. Email the planning team at [email protected]
  4. Call a team representative at 385-360-1900.

    Comment Map

    Transportation Needs

    We have heard from the public regarding various transportation needs throughout the state related to general traffic, truck & RV traffic, transit and active transportation. These needs are displayed within the comment map below.

    Transportation Ideas

    What are your ideas to address the needs depicted on the map below? Please view the state routes highlighted on the map and share your ideas to improve transportation in those areas. If you have ideas for rural state roads which are not represented on the map, please add them as well.

    Click on the map below to share your ideas regarding the transportation needs included in the map. Your ideas will help to identify solutions for the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan. Select the category most applicable to your comment. 

    1. Zoom in to an area on the map (greyed out areas on the map are considered urban areas, which are not included in this plan) 
    2. Click on the map to comment
    3. Fill out the comment and submit

    Solutions to solve needs may include adding travel lanes, adding passing lanes, improving intersections, adding transit service, adding active transportation (bicycle or pedestrian) facilities, modifying land use, adjusting access, providing traveler information, etc.

    If the map is not loading or displaying correctly, try accessing the map directly, here. If further assistance is needed, please reach out to our team.


    Plan Goals and Objectives

    The goals for the Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan are based on the UVision Quality of Life Framework. As we make decisions about our transportation system, it is important to take into account how it impacts the Quality of Life for our citizens across the state. The goals and supporting objectives have been listed below.  

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    Thinking about the rural part of the state of Utah, to what level do you agree with the following goals and supporting objectives? Please select the answer choice that best describes your level of agreement.

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