HIGHWAY 89 MEETING: 4/12/90 Update: * JVH is testifying on April 26th to the Appropriations Committee - we will push for whatever the consensus is from local elected officials - work with UDOT to come up with the proposal * Easier to get money for interstate, but will seek demonstration money otherwise * Generally, particularly on highway projects, the authorization process is waived - if you have appropriations fund the project, you don't need authorization State's top priority is improvements on Highway 89. But, they don't have the money to do it. Seeking federal funds could be a way around it. If the state puts up stoplights in anticipation of an expressway, development could occur at those intersec tions, making an expressway more unlikely. Alternatives: 1. Freeway (part of interstate system) - $120 mil. federal funds. 2. Expressway - $85 mil. 3. If no federal funds, try special appropriations from state in yearly budgets. Findlay's Recommendations: 1. Best chance - freeway. But Federal Highway Administration may be opposed. 2. Next best - expressway. 3. He does not recommend traffic signals. Safety considerations and development around lights make it least desirable. Problems: Farmington: - Freeway could kill Foxglove Shopping Center.
- Farmington doesn't want to put a monkey wrench into progress of freeway or expressway if they don't have to. - Is there a way to go for expressway money first, then try for interstate funds? - Can the Farmington Junction interchange come south to mitigate business losses?
Fruit Heights: - Citizens not sure about freeway concept. More education could change that. Actions: There was a consensus to use appropriated state funds for the EIS instead of lights at 2nd north in Fruit Heights. Farmington will try to get together with road engineers
(including Sen. Craig Petersen) Gene Findlay will be back in touch later to see which alternative we should pursue. Highway 89 Meeting: 3/22/90 Among those attending: Robert DeBoer, Wasatch Regional Council Craig Peterson, State Senate Sam Taylor, Chairman - Transportation Commission Mayor Layton, Layton City Bob Dibblee, Senator Garn Dave Porter, Senator Hatch Mayor of Syracuse Gene Findlay, UDOT Transportation Commission comments: * Feels comfortable with limited expressway. * Would like to see federal demonstration project money pursued. * Concerned with residential encroachment on highway. * Agreed to sign letter with Transportation Commission's
endorsement of the project. * Timing for project: - 18-24 months for EIS study - 1 year design period * Would be agreeable to designate money to start implementation of EIS to speed timing. (Total EIS would cost around $500,000) What is happening with cut across HAFB?
Highway 89 study The study recommends an expressway-type design with limited access for the Hwy. 89 corridor. Alternatives: A. NO ACTION * will not accomodate the forecast traffic volumes when the surrounding area is completely urbanized B. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT * no major investment, low cost improvements to the existing roadway system to improve flow including: - improved acceleration/deceleration lanes - standardized median treatment - channelized movements at intersections - climbing lanes - selected access closure * will not solve all the problems identified with the existing roadway C. FREEWAY DESIGN ALTERNATIVE * three to four lanes in each direction * full interchanges approx. every two miles between I-15 and I-84, grade separated crossings * cross traffic required to use interchanges, ramps will need two lanes * redesign of the I-84 interchange D.* LIMITED ACCESS EXPRESSWAY DESIGN WITH INTERCHANGES
* varies from Freeway Design by permitting right-in/rightout access to US 89 at selected cross streets * two-way frontage roads * three through lanes in each direction and two to three lanes on cross streets * also assumes redesign of the 1-84 interchange E. LIMITED ACCESS EXPRESSWAY DESIGN WITH SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS * modifies the above by the use of signals at 12 major cross streets. Right-in/right- out access permitted at selected streets, but no left turns or cross movements are permitted except at the signalized intersections. * D. is the recommended study alternative. "This limited access expressway design would have limi ted impact on the existing frontage road system and adjacent street network and woul provide a high level of service and safety while permitting expressway speeds would have minimal adverse impact on the adjacent communities.
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