April 3 is the deadline for the public to submit comments on a Forest Service proposal that would relocate a primitive road to aid in the construction of an interstate natural gas pipeline.
A segment of the Sessions Mountain primitive road must be relocated to provide access to the right-of-way belonging to the Kern River Gas Transmission Co., which is building a 900-mile pipeline from Wyoming to California.The segment to be relocated runs from the primitive road's junction with the Ward Canyon road to the Ward Canyon utility corridor. The segment will be "obliterated and revegetated," according to a letter from Michael Sieg, Salt Lake district ranger.
The new route, in addition to being used to haul pipe and transport crews to the pipeline construction sites, will provide "improved access" along the ridge between Davis and Morgan counties, Sieg said in the letter.
An environmental analysis, which includes public input, will be made before the road relocation project is authorized, the ranger said. Some preliminary issues may be the impact of the new route on the visual beauty of the area and on wildlife.
Comments can be mailed to District Ranger, Salt Lake Ranger District, 6944 S. 3000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84121.
For more information, call 524-5042.