Repairs to pedestrian bridge at Malad Rest Area serve traveler safety
A pedestrian bridge at the Malad Rest Area had fallen into disrepair, but waiting for the district's bridge and building crew to free up enough time to make the repairs would be a disservice to the numerous travelers who use the bridge to get out of their cars and stretch their legs. Repairing the bridge definitely fit with the department's mission of safety on the highways, and improved customer service.
There are 9,600 vehicles per day on Interstate 15 driving by the rest area, and hundreds of those stop each day at the facility.
Times 7 Focus: Ideally, these innovations will not live in a silo — they will be catalysts for ITD's other district offices and work areas, and inspire duplication statewide. These innovations represent time and money-saving measures, process improvements, and customer-service efficiencies that are transferrable to other districts. In that spirit, if this innovation is something you'd like to adapt to your own district or work space, and you have any questions, please contact District 5 Innovation Steward Greydon Wright at 5-3611.