A new sticker program for employees/residents of the Cottonwood canyons in Utah is being put in place by the Utah Department of Transportation to ensure safety in winter-driving conditions. Credit: UDOT
KSL News reports that Utah Department of Transportation officials are implementing a sticker program for ski resort employees and residents of Big and Little Cottonwood canyons in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new sticker program is a means to verify that employees/residents' vehicles are adequately equipped for winter driving conditions.
Vehicles that are up to par with inspection will be given stickers that allow them to bypass canyon field inspections that occur when weather-related road inspections are in place in both Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
Inspections ensuring that participants are in compliance with snow tire and chain tire requirements will commence in January 2020, according to KSL News. Chains will be required on all 2WD vehicles and vehicles with worn snow tires past 5/32nds of an inch will not meet requirements for the new stickers.
To apply for a sticker, click here. UDOT officials warn that once 5,000 applications have been received the link for the online application will close.
Inspections are scheduled to be held at the UDOT Cottonwood Maintenance Shed at 6601 South 3000 East in Cottonwood Heights on the following days: - Wed., Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Last vehicles checked at 4:45 p.m. (Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton employees) -Fri., Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Last vehicles checked at 4:45 p.m. (Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton employees) -Sun., Jan. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Last vehicles checked at 4:45 p.m. (Residents) -Tue., Jan. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Last vehicles checked at 4:45 p.m. (Residents) - KSL News