West Davis Corridor project unveiled amid criticism

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  • skeeterswamp syracuse, UT
    June 1, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    Syracuse has been along the west side of Bluff Road there are some areas where it appears there has been some(dirt)filling on some wetlands areas in Syracuse the city is intentionally damaging the area to influence the route of the West Davis Corridor.
    They went and created Jensen Park and are letting homes built for 55 and older people where they knew the freeway was suppose to go 100 feet below the bluff road now they want to take it though the back yards of 14 families dividing it with their land on one side of the freeway land locked and the other with the home on it with freeway right out the back doors, a school really Syracuse how could you be doing this to the people that live here not to mention all the noise and pollution its going to bring in the area. and they dont care about anyone they could even move it back where the city building is and leave the homes land alone it not right to do what are doing the public put a stop to this! put the freeway where the city builing is in back of the homes

  • stuff Provo, UT
    May 17, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    This should have been started three decades ago.

    For the critics, do you really think that business and communities will not be established near this road, easing many long-distance travel needs? How naive can you be.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    May 17, 2013 11:20 a.m.

    I love how all of the cities and counties allow construction companies to build houses upon houses upon developments upon developments because it brings them money, and they do all of this BEFORE considering if there can be enough transportation routes to support the growth. And since when can a road project force people out of their homes? They had the houses there before the road was there. If they want to move, great. If not, tough luck! Making people leave their homes agaisnt their will should be illegal. I don't see how we are allowing the government to do this to people. This should have all been considered before giving contractors building permits for so many houses in the county. Every county does this, every city seems to do this. It is ludacris.

  • mightyhunterhaha Kaysville, UT
    May 17, 2013 7:34 a.m.

    This was the right decision. All those against will eventually fade away. This will help congestion and we'll have some great growth near the highway. Great Job UDOT!

  • Halospawn FARMINGTON, UT
    May 16, 2013 11:15 p.m.

    Ridiculous. EIS never take reality into account. This proposal violates fundamental principles of regional planning and will have negative economic impacts by bypassing the most logical junction. Furthermore, the 2040 projections are wrong because they use simple linear regression when a more appropriate forecast model is called for. Finally, it kowtows to some politically connected residents; it makes no sense to tear down recent construction and displace 26 middle-class families instead of 9.

  • stanfunky Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2013 9:19 p.m.

    Seeing as the recommendation (and corresponding Draft EIS) was just released today to the public, I doubt if anyone has read the entire report. And this is UDOT saying 'we prefer this route, after careful study and analysis', not saying 'we have made up our minds completely'. We're still a year away from their final decision, and there is public input, so make yourself heard. Keep in mind they have 12 years of study (with expanding populations and growing traffic) as evidence the roadway is needed, even with other methods added in.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 16, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    Farmington officials would have done well to ask Shepard Lane area residents for their input instead of just demading it be there and not Glover Lane. Kaysville didn't want Shepard Lane. So maybe Farmington ought to be more inclusive and not just let people with a conflict of interst in he Glover Lane option have their say.

    The anti's didn't want Legacy South built either. After millions of weasted dollars they said "We got OUR highway on THEIR alignment." What'd they get? 55 mph, special rubberized asphalt and no trucks. That could have been negotiated. They're back to saying "no highway" again. They don't act in good faith because they want everyone to walk and bicycle everywhere.

    Park Lane will be just fine. The Shepard option would have created a bottleneck even though most Farmington officials refuse to see that.

    Glover Lane costs less and displaces the fewest people from their homes, too, as well as relocating the railroad. It's the better choice.