Utah officials approve transportation plans for Wasatch Front region

The $4 billion in highway and transit projects approved will take place over the next few years

Road Construction News August 24, 2018
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A plan on how to spend $4 billion on highway and transit projects over the next six years was adopted Thursday by the Wasatch Front Regional Council in Utah.

 

Projects newly added to the council's list, which is updated annually, range from the new West Davis Corridor freeway in Davis and Weber counties to a new bus rapid transit route from downtown Ogden to Weber State University.

 

Approval by the mayors, county commissioners and transportation agency officials serving on that regional planning agency’s board is a step needed for projects to qualify for federal funding in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Tooele, Morgan and Box Elder counties.

 

Approval of the new 2019-24 Transportation Improvement Program came after the council accepted public comment for a month—and received 400 comments. One group complained that 83% of the money was going to highway expansion, while just 12% was going toward transit and the rest for such things as bike paths.

 

A complete list of projects approved can be found here.

 

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Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

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