Critics push for alternative to West Davis highway

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  • skeeterswamp syracuse, UT
    May 28, 2013 9:04 p.m.

    Resident 56 years long as I can remember the highway was 100" below bluff road. Option sightseeing along the Great Salt Lake black island farm is going under so it will just become a new subdivision in no time at all if they chose to build where Syracuse wants to it takes out families homes, neighborhoods schools businesses. Syracuse city do the right thing put it back where it was suppose to be. Syracuse is dishonest with its residents went to the city office in 1998 and had them take out there plans for the legacy highway. it was right there on the bluff road we decided to buy our land knowing it would be in front of our house someday. Syracuse showed us plans an equine path around the neighborhoods. leading right to the fairgrounds my back yard that’s why we bought the lot we did now you’re telling me I am going to have a free way in my back yard how fair is that we did our part we checked the highway before we bought we have worked 2 jobs trying to pay for the land and home for 14 years now Syracuse changed the planes we didn’t.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    May 8, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    I live in Syracuse and will be close to a proposed intersection. I CAN NOT WAIT for the Legacy extension. It takes 10 minutes just to get to the Layton interchange. I would love an alternative to I-15. Remember when I-15 was closed a few months ago? Traffic was a mess. I love the lie "it will bring air pollution". The same amount of cars are still driving, but since they are moving, they are actually more efficient? Anyone who knows Roger Borgenicht, knows he has lied before on this issue and has tried to stir up fear in Syracuse and no one takes him seriously. BUILD IT!!!!!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 8, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    Hooray for NIMBY's and their use of every strawman argument they can come up for why progress shouldn't happen in their neighborhood (or, in other words, we don't want our property values to drop).

  • stanfunky Salt Lake City, UT
    May 8, 2013 8:54 a.m.

    Suggesting that UDOT builds boulevards to gather all things together is utopian and childish. UDOT cannot predict where the build-up will occur. There are plenty of places along I-15 in Utah where no development has happened, same with I-80, I-215, 201, etc. Just because you build a highway / freeway, it doesn't mean businesses or homes come instantly. These groups would have you believe it.

    Think for a moment what will happen if you leave the current options in place.

    Syracuse, Clinton, and West Point all are booming and their current road infrastructure is lacking. Most people are going east-west in an attempt to reach I-15 to head south. NO major roads exist going south from that far west, since the Great Salt Lake is there. UTA Frontrunner has already been built through the area, alleviating some of the traffic, but not enough, as I-15 from Kaysville - Roy is getting more crowded by the year. Other roads are needed. Widening Main Street (Highway 126) isn't really an option, since it is maxed out in this area already. Widening arterials will only go so far, and stoplights will slow the movement significantly.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    May 8, 2013 7:18 a.m.

    Before the first part of Legacy highway was built the commute almost slowed to a crawl every day and did many days. Tens of minutes were added to the commute every day. The Legacy highway extension is needed in THIS century.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 7, 2013 11:23 p.m.

    Oh, the anti's are out in force. They must like the long commute from Syracuse to anywhere with slow streets, waiting for traffic and numerous stop lights. That doesn't add any pollution, does it, clean air advocates?

    Those who oppose the highway didn't plan very well when they built or bought because the need for a new highway has been on the books for literally decades. And they must have forgotten about how convenient it was when I-15 was closed a short time ago for a criminal that was shot and killed. It took hours to go a few miles on US 89.

    Too many who criticize were born in the wrong century; horse-and-buggy days (and railroads as a primary means of transportation) are long gone.