Residents brave the snow to rally against freeway plan for Farmington

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  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Feb. 24, 2013 12:42 p.m.

    It would help if the article included a map of the proposed routes.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 24, 2013 8:54 a.m.

    Ironic, after having just gone through a flurry of DesNews' 'we're underpopulated' stories and commentaries. "More people..." observed John Denver in a song "...more cars upon the land".

  • Thunder Orem, UT
    Feb. 23, 2013 8:43 p.m.

    I just love the part about pink Cadillacs and SUVs. Those don't sound "farm" or "bay" friendly. As it stands, Legacy Parkway already is on the lake-side of I-15, I doubt another freeway connection over there is going to drastically change the farmland near Farmington Bay and Farmington any more than it already does. If anything, the farmland northwest of Farmington is what will be affected with either a connection at Glovers Lane or at Shepard Lane. Welcome to the 21st Century and an expanding population. The growth can't go east so it is going west. Until public transportation and carpooling is a viable and efficient alternative to individual car usage, I don't see the need for more transportation corridors dropping. I agree with toosmartforyou that the area is already a bottleneck and will only get worse in the future without more transportation options. NIMBY is right. Reminds me of the delay the Sierra Club and Salt Lake gave for Legacy causing a bottleneck there for everyone north of Salt Lake.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Feb. 23, 2013 6:01 p.m.

    This could have largely been avoided when Farmington annexed the property west of I-15 years ago but the long-term planning was absent. Farmington residents are elitists thinking that there is no need for Legacy North. They forget about the I-15 highway conditions prior to Legacy being built.

    Farmington will create anotjher super bottleneck if Shepard Lane is chosen. US 89, US91, I-15 and Legacy would all concerge at one point. And the I-15 section between Shepard and Park Lane would require emergency response by Farmington crews. Plus, not onle taking homes but realigning the railroad would be very expensive.

    Farmington politicians signed off on the Shepard Lane option because some of them own property in the area of Glover Lane and they didn't bother to ask Shepard Lane folks what they thought.

    The reason Farmington annexed West Farmington to begin with was so they could control the site plan and design of the Davis County Justice (Jail) Complex. I'm familiar with that history.

    The anti-s are newer to the area in many instances and suffer from N-I-M-B-Y.