Pilot Sticker Program for resort employees and CAnyon residents
Crashes related to improper vehicle equipment contribute to traffic congestion in the Cottonwood Canyons and surrounding areas. To keep Utah moving in the Cottonwood Canyons, UDOT implemented a pilot sticker program for the 2019-2020 winter season for resort employees and residents of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons to help more drivers make sure their vehicles are ready for winter weather driving.
UDOT Region 2 Maintenance and Operations and Salt Lake Unified Police Department will be inspected resort employee and canyon resident vehicles to ensure they are compliant with snow tire and chain requirements under the Traction Law (UDOT Administrative Code R920-6). Vehicles that passed inspection were issued a sticker and during winter travel restrictions, will not need to be inspected at the mouth of the canyons when the Traction Law is in effect.
At this time, the sticker does not allow vehicles with the sticker to have priority in line, and may still be subject to inspection at the discretion of law enforcement. UDOT anticipates that this will improve safety and mobility for canyon users during winter driving conditions.
Stay tuned for updates on the pilot sticker program for the upcoming 2020-2021 winter season!