Jason Davis, Region One Director

July 25, 2011

UDOT Region One would like to publicly thank Staker Parson Companies for their cooperation and work on an emergency project on March 17, 2010. A Diesel tank overturned on I-15 in Roy at approximately 4:30 am. The accident closed both northbound and southbound traffic. Southbound traffic was restored mid morning when the trailer tanker was removed from the slope in the median.

At approximately 10:30 am, UDOT Region One discovered there was pavement damage under the tanker which was overturned on the northbound lane. Staker Parson project manager Scott Lindsay was called and asked about the availability of HMA. He indicated Advanced Paving in South Salt Lake was the closest placed to get HMA. Having explained the situation to him and indicating we would need to remove and replace a portion of the asphalt pavement on I-15, his response was, “we will find a way to make it happen.” One hour later we had full access to the roadway and could determine exactly what we needed to address the problem. Within two hours, we had a mill on site and a truck headed to South Salt Lake for asphalt; the roadway opened shortly thereafter.

It is comforting to know when emergencies occur, if earth work, rip rap or asphalt work needs to be done quickly, the Department of Transportation can call Staker Parson Companies and have a quick response. We also know we will get a quality project and one the public typically will not notice. Thank you again for partnering with us in this emergency. We look forward to working with you in the future.