Farmington officials would have done well to ask Shepard Lane area residents for
their input instead of just demading it be there and not Glover Lane. Kaysville
didn't want Shepard Lane. So maybe Farmington ought to be more inclusive
and not just let people with a conflict of interst in he Glover Lane option have
their say.The anti's didn't want Legacy South built
either. After millions of weasted dollars they said "We got OUR highway on
THEIR alignment." What'd they get? 55 mph, special rubberized asphalt
and no trucks. That could have been negotiated. They're back to saying
"no highway" again. They don't act in good faith because they want
everyone to walk and bicycle everywhere.Park Lane will be just fine.
The Shepard option would have created a bottleneck even though most Farmington
officials refuse to see that.Glover Lane costs less and displaces
the fewest people from their homes, too, as well as relocating the railroad.
It's the better choice.
Seeing as the recommendation (and corresponding Draft EIS) was just released
today to the public, I doubt if anyone has read the entire report. And this is
UDOT saying 'we prefer this route, after careful study and analysis',
not saying 'we have made up our minds completely'. We're still a
year away from their final decision, and there is public input, so make yourself
heard. Keep in mind they have 12 years of study (with expanding populations and
growing traffic) as evidence the roadway is needed, even with other methods
Ridiculous. EIS never take reality into account. This proposal violates
fundamental principles of regional planning and will have negative economic
impacts by bypassing the most logical junction. Furthermore, the 2040
projections are wrong because they use simple linear regression when a more
appropriate forecast model is called for. Finally, it kowtows to some
politically connected residents; it makes no sense to tear down recent
construction and displace 26 middle-class families instead of 9.
This was the right decision. All those against will eventually fade away. This
will help congestion and we'll have some great growth near the highway.
Great Job UDOT!
I love how all of the cities and counties allow construction companies to build
houses upon houses upon developments upon developments because it brings them
money, and they do all of this BEFORE considering if there can be enough
transportation routes to support the growth. And since when can a road project
force people out of their homes? They had the houses there before the road was
there. If they want to move, great. If not, tough luck! Making people leave
their homes agaisnt their will should be illegal. I don't see how we are
allowing the government to do this to people. This should have all been
considered before giving contractors building permits for so many houses in the
county. Every county does this, every city seems to do this. It is ludacris.
This should have been started three decades ago. For the critics, do
you really think that business and communities will not be established near this
road, easing many long-distance travel needs? How naive can you be.
Syracuse has been along the west side of Bluff Road there are some areas where
it appears there has been some(dirt)filling on some wetlands areas in Syracuse
the city is intentionally damaging the area to influence the route of the West
Davis Corridor. They went and created Jensen Park and are letting homes
built for 55 and older people where they knew the freeway was suppose to go 100
feet below the bluff road now they want to take it though the back yards of 14
families dividing it with their land on one side of the freeway land locked and
the other with the home on it with freeway right out the back doors, a school
really Syracuse how could you be doing this to the people that live here not to
mention all the noise and pollution its going to bring in the area. and they
dont care about anyone they could even move it back where the city building is
and leave the homes land alone it not right to do what are doing the public put
a stop to this! put the freeway where the city builing is in back of the homes