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Published: Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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UteRanger
Kaysville, UT

I 100% agree with Mr. Woolley. Great job UDOT.

UteRanger
Kaysville, UT

100% agree. Great job UDOT!

ccsee
Kaysville, UT

Mr. Woolley is correct. Any time you can put in a major roadway and impact as few people, homes, businesses, existing infrastructure, etc. is a win-win for almost everyone. The Glover Lane option is clearly the best option among all of the options presented. I feel badly for those that will be affected, but thank goodness it impacts less people than the other options.

El Pezcador
Kaysville, UT

We all agree with Mike Wooley's words 110%. UDOT made Absolutely the RIGHT choice in choosing the Glover Lane route. We do feel empathy for those home owners near Glover's lane who will have Legacy near their homes yet government should always do what's best for the greatest number of PEOPLE (not birds). Sadly, a very few people will have a highway near their house but it is clearly better than having 10-12 families having their homes completely destroyed. It's a "No Brainer!" Yet in this case, the birds & wildlife will not be affected like it states in the SLT article from last Thursday. If everyone would read the EIS statement to get the facts straight, it clearly states that the Glover Lane route will not encroach into the Farmington Bay Preserve and the majority of Wetlands will be preserved with new ones being created. Glover's Lane route is a WIN-WIN choice for both People and Wildlife!

JazzMan13
Farmington, UT

In response to ccsee, I am one of the hundreds of homes that falls within the 300 foot range mentioned in the article, only I'm on the loosing side. I have many neighbors that are labeled "non-impact" by UDOT and I can assure you we are just as impacted as the other route would have impacted you. In addition, they moved it in closer to the neighborhoods to appease the environmentalists. This means it's literally within throwing distance of many houses. In response to El Pezcador there will be people loosing their homes. UDOT claims zero houses taken, but have privately said otherwise. Seeing this letter while watching many of my neighbors struggle is hard. I know someone had to loose, but this is NOT a "win-win choice for both people and wildlife." Unless you don't count the high number watching their property values plummet and their quiet peaceful neighborhood ripped up as people. It comes across poorly to see people claim how little this impacts those on the loosing side while I am watching hundreds of people struggle greatly. I know someone had to loose, but please don't minimalize it's impact on us.

stateofutah1
Davis County, UT

For Jazzman 13: First of all, no one is disputing that there are impacts on either side. However, it is important to look at the facts, since that is all we have:
1) On Shepard Lane option there are 214 homes within 300 feet, on Glovers there are 37, almost 6 times more on Shepard
2) On Shepard it would cut right thru the MIDDLE of 3 neighborhoods, on Glovers it skirts around all edges. Big difference

stateofutah1
Davis County, UT

For Jazzman 13: First of all, no one is disputing that there are impacts on either side. However, it is important to look at the facts, since that is all we have:
1) According to Google Earth, on Shepard Lane option there are 214 homes within 300 feet, on Glovers there are 37, almost 6 times more on Shepard
2) On Shepard it would cut right thru the MIDDLE of 3 neighborhoods, on Glovers it skirts around all edges. Big difference
3) Shepard residents will still be impacted as the road will go right behind our church and some homes, it just won't destroy our neighborhoods like it would've otherwise

JazzMan13
Farmington, UT

stateofutah1 - For the record, I am not in any way saying both sides don't have valid points. My point was lets not claim as others in comments have this was the "win-win" for everyone. One group had to lose and whichever group chosen was going to lose big. I just counted in our neighborhood and would greatly challenge your numbers. However, I am not trying to turn this into a debate. We have seen our houses plummet in value in our entire neighborhood and to see a letter stating how great the decision was because no neighborhoods are greatly affected isn't accurate. As for the cutting through the neighborhood, the land there is marked for a road which UDOT has said a connector road is going in anyways. So there is a high traffic road going through there just not Legacy. You guys won and for my close friends over their I am happy for them. Taking the time to write an article combined with comments stating there are no losers in this comes across as rubbing it in our faces.

stateofutah1
Davis County, UT

I'm sorry if I came across as rubbing it in. That is certainly not the intent, just the opposite. A few weeks ago (before the decision) we had a meeting where almost 600 people from this area came. All were very concerned about the freeway (which is much different than a connector) and have been very involved for a long time. There are lots and lots of people up here, and we just wanted to make that voice heard. Good luck, Jazz man

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