West Davis Corridor Environmental Impact Study Coming Soon

22 June 2017 Published in News & Events

Happening Now

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be releasing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) within the next few weeks. The Final EIS is a large report, documenting all the data, information, input and analysis the team has collected and studied for the past seven years. It will also include responses to public and agency comments provided on the Draft EIS. 

The Final EIS will be posted on the Documentation page of the study website. Hard copies of the document will also be available for viewing at various locations throughout the study area (a list of sites will be posted on the study website). 

Preferred Alternative 

The UDOT and FHWA preferred alternative will be identified in the Final EIS. This recommendation is based on all the data and information reported in the Final EIS, as well as the feedback from the public. The Record of Decision is expected to be signed by FHWA later this year.  

Once the Final EIS is released, updated maps identifying the preferred alternative will be available on the Maps page of the study website.

Next Steps

Public Comment Period

 A 30-day public comment period will follow the release of the Final EIS. During this time, the public is encouraged to review the contents of the Final EIS and provide comments through the website, via email, or by mail. These comments will be included in the overall study record and will be considered in preparation of the Record of Decision by FHWA.  

Questions? Concerns? 

To speak to a study representative, please contact a member of the project team at 877-298-1991 or westdavis@utah.gov.. 

Stay Involved and Informed 

To learn more about the EIS process and be involved in the West Davis Corridor Study, visit our website at www.udot.utah.gov/westdavis

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Why We Care

  • Great Salt Lake, the second most hypersaline Inland Sea in the world, has a fate of becoming even more salty with permanent loss of a large portion of its Bear River fresh water life supply.

    Precious fresh water diverted to support more of the same, the endless expansion of the human race, big box stores, and shopping centers duplicated around the country ruining any future adventure of small town exploration and road trips.

    Everything is becoming the same. Everyone is looking the same. Everyone does the same things. Great Salt Lake is unique and the planet is loosing it as its life blood is stolen from its soft salty shores, waves gently breaking further and further out, leaving vast arrays of dry barren mudflats waiting for phragmites to invade.

    Utah does not own Great Salt Lake. Great Salt Lake is owned by the world.

    Karri Smith, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant

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