Comments about ‘UDOT plans improvements for Bangerter Highway at Redwood Road’

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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19 2013 11:49 a.m. MST

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Cincinnatus
Kearns, UT

"a grade separated interchange." In other words, an overpass.

I remember when Bangerter was being built and one of the questions being asked was, "Why aren't we putting in overpasses at these intersections." We were told that it was 1) Too expensive, and 2) Unnecessary.

It seems strange that now, all these years later, we are starting to go back and install overpasses if they are "unnecessary." And, even more to the point, how much more is it now costing us to "retro-fit" these intersections than it would have cost us to originally build them? 2x, 5x, 10x as much? Perhaps, rather than building Bangerter "on the cheap" (which it was), we should have used some forward thinking (knowing that the west side of the valley was poised for explosive growth) and answered the question that people, including some engineers at UDOT were asking back then- "Why aren't we putting in overpasses at these intersections?"

Z
South Jordan, UT

More to the point, is UDOT only installing overpasses at 7800 South and at Redwood road, when any Bangerter highway commuter can tell you that the whole road would flow more smoothly with every intersection grade-separated? Ah, we can dream.

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