If the Cache County Chamber of Commerce has its way, a scenic overlook at the mouth of Sardine Canyon will be added to a proposed plan for widening U.S. 89-91.
The construction scheduled to begin this fall between Wellsville and the canyon's mouth will be the first phase of a broader plan for a four-lane highway connecting Cache County with I-15 at Brigham City."A lot of motorists don't really know when they get to Cache Valley, so we would like to see signs and perhaps historical monuments at the scenic turnout," said Tom Jensen, president-elect of the chamber.
"We visualize a large, carved wooden sign welcoming people to Cache Valley, along with some historical information, maps and an outline of interesting places to visit," he said at a meeting of chamber's board of directors Wednesday.
Jensen said the chamber had received verbal support from the Utah Department of Transportation and the U.S. Forest Service.
Lynn Zollinger, UDOT's pre-construction engineer, said the department probably would be willing to cooperate, but details need to be worked out.
"We will have to decide whether to locate trash barrels or restrooms at the turnout, and if they are included, we need to determine who would be responsible for their maintenance," he said.