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Published: Friday, Dec. 14 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Emajor
Ogden, UT

What a mess. Did anyone plan for this? UDOT and local municipalities should have started working years ago to plan for the possibility of a new highway corridor; ever since Legacy Highway was started a decade ago, government leaders should have anticipated the need to extend it further north to accommodate the inevitable growth. If I understand it correctly, the threatened homes are all nearly new construction; if transportation and city planners had done their job just a few years ago, this could have been avoided.

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

Don't build the danged thing. The future belongs to mass transit. Respect residential property rights.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

What plans? You don't need to plan when all you care about is getting your buddies (who contributed the most to your reelection campaign) the contracts they want.

More evidence that we need to get special interest OUT of politics.

dwayne
Provo, UT

"In regard to the West Davis Corridor, the Glover option, which takes no homes should be considered a much better option than the Shepard route, which takes at least 10 homes and goes right through the middle of a community."

Quality of life and the impact it has on people should be considered and the Glover plan negatively impacts those who didn't plan for the road and had no way of knowing this was coming but the Shepard route has been known for some time. Those who bought homes next to where the Shepherd route knew that it was an option and even had to sign papers stating they knew and they got a great deal because of it. A fact this letter writer ignores is that the Shepherd corridor has been on maps since 2001. While the Glover plan doesn't take any personal homes it does take people's businesses and private property and impacts a community.

Why should people who never even had any idea a highway might run through or near their property be impacted so those who knew about the Shepherd corridor can keep newly bought homes after acknowledging they knew about the highway?

dwayne
Provo, UT

Emajor

"What a mess. Did anyone plan for this?"

Yes they did and most of the homes affected by the Shepherd route are recently built homes that were built AFTER UDOT, local government and realtors informed potential homeowners of the highway and had them acknowledge in writing that they knew of the highway. Now these people want to complain about a highway being built through their neighborhoods and homes. If you buy a home knowing it's sitting on property that is being considered for a highway you assume the risks that go with that. On the other hand those affected by the Glover option had no idea that such an option was even on the table. It's sounding like some really selfish people want to complain now so they won't lose their new homes that they paid LESS FOR because of the potential it would become a highway.

"If I understand it correctly, the threatened homes are all nearly new construction; if transportation and city planners had done their job just a few years ago, this could have been avoided."

They did and had all the homeowners sign papers acknowledging the highway which was on maps in 2001

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