655 Canyon Road
Logan, UT 84321
June 13, 1979
Gary Lindley, Engineer
District No. 1 Engineer's Office
Utah Department of Transportation
128 17th street
Ogden, UT 84404
Dear Mr. Lindley:
I write on behalf of Citizens for the Protection
of Logan Canyon. As you might guess from our title, we
are concerned about the proposed realignment of US 89 in
Logan Canyon, from the Right Fork to Ricks Springs.
We would like very much to meet with you on June 22,
when you come to Logan to meet with your advisory committee.
We can arrange a meeting for the afternoon of that day, in a
room on the USU campus. We would like to see your slides on
the proposed alignment changes, and view your maps.
We understand that the UDOT is not interested in public
involvement at this stage; however, we believe that the question
of whether an EAR or a EIS is performed, is a very crucial matter
on which the public should be involved. We don't want to jump
into this matter without complete information; therefore, could
you possibly supply us with (1) copies of the slides referred
to above; (2) copies of maps indicating the proposed alignment
changes; (3) statistics on traffic volume and accident rates in
Logan Canyon; (4) any other pertinent information, such as cost-per-mile estimates, contacts or agreements made between UDOT and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the U.S. Forest
Service. Ideally, we would like to be brought completely up to
date on the whole project. One of our major concerns is that the
citizen representative on your Logan advisory group is on record
as favoring a realignment; thus we feel that for balance, UDOT
ought to be aware that this person does not necessarily represent
the populace of Cache Valley.
My phone numbers are (home) 752-6571; (office) 752-4100, ext.
7514. Please feel free to call. We are very much interested in
making contact with the UDOT and in taking part in whatever happens
in Logan Canyon.
Thomas J. Lyon
cc: Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon
Governor Scott Matheson
There is an advisory committee to the UDOT, but it has
apparently concurred in the Department's wishes. However, the
only "citizen" member of the committee is Tod Weston, a Cache
County developer who would be in favor of any sort of development,
anywhere. Somehow, the Federal Highway Administration
ought to be made aware that "citizens" --some of them--do oppose
this highway project and are not being represented.
If you think it might do any good, I'll send along a copy
of the safety study.
I'm a bit nervous about this project, because three weeks
ago, the UDOT announced that nothing would be done on Logan
Canyon for at least a year. Then suddenly they called a meeting
(Tuesday last; school was over Saturday) and according to the
reporter who covered the meeting, the highway project is now
full steam ahead. I'm worried they will try to get final approval,
without an Environmental Impact Statement,while "nobody"
is around to fight them.
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