UDOT Releases West Davis Corridor Final Environmental Impact Statement

📅   Tue August 01, 2017 - West Edition #16
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The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential transportation corridor in western Davis and Weber counties. The Final EIS proposes a new 19-mi. highway from Farmington to West Point, connecting with I-15 and Legacy Parkway at Glovers Lane on the south end, and S.R. 37 (1800 North) at approximately 4000 West on the north end.

Representing the final outcome of a seven-year process, the Final EIS details the West Davis Corridor (WDC) Study Team's analysis of the western Davis and Weber community and environment. A total of 51 alternatives were developed and evaluated by the study team. This effort incorporated input from residents, farmers, community and environmental groups, cities, counties, state and federal resource agencies and other interested groups, which helped to refine the preferred alternative that is now being proposed.

“After years of detailed analysis, collaboration, and extensive public outreach, together we've identified a transportation solution that will benefit western Davis and Weber counties for many years to come,” said Randy Jefferies, UDOT project manager. “The preferred alternative addresses current and future transportation needs while minimizing impacts to the community and environment.”

The number of households in western Weber and Davis counties is expected to increase by more than 65 percent by 2040, and Davis County is currently the second most densely populated county in the state. This one project will reduce traffic congestion west of I-15 by 35 percent in this area.

With the release of the Final EIS, an official comment period will take place through August 31 to allow the public time to review the document and submit their comments to UDOT and FHWA. The Final EIS is available on the WDC website (udot.utah.gov/westdavis), as well as in hard copy form at city hall buildings and libraries throughout the study area.

Comments can be submitted the following ways:

• Online comment form: udot.utah.gov/westdavis

• Email: westdavis@utah.gov

• Mail: 466 North 900 West, Kaysville, UT 84037

All comments will be provided to FHWA for review and consideration. As the decision-making agency, FHWA, in coordination with UDOT, will respond to all comments received on the Final EIS and include those responses in the Record of Decision document.

For more information, visit udot.utah.gov.