UDOT transportation news
Contact: Kim Morris
August 1, 1986
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STUDY PLANNED FOR LOGAN CANYON
US 89 in Logan Canyon is suffering from old age. Bridges and road surfaces have deteriorated to the point that major repairs are needed.
The Utah Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, commissioned the consulting firm of CH2M Hill to
help develop a plan to address the present and future needs of the road through the canyon.
The study, which began in early June, will analyze transportation needs, conduct location studies and prepare an environmental analysis of
Similar studies have been done in the past, but none which go to the extent of this analysis. The current study differs from previous efforts in that neither the project alternatives nor the preferred alternative have been defined.
Results of the study will aid in selecting a highway plan for the canyon. Use of a third party consultant is expected to add credibility and objectivity to the project.
A public involvement plan has also been included to provide an opportunity for improved two-way communication during the study. CH2M Hill plans to use news releases, fact sheets, town meetings and group meetings to explain the various project alternatives and to hear concerns of citizens.
According to L. Sheldon Barker, Utah area manager of CH2M Hill, the study should be completed in the summer of 1987.
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