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UDOT open house

Citizen input invited on I80 between Kiball and Silver Creek

An open house sponsored in the Snyderville Basin Tuesday by the Utah Department of Transportation will explore options for improving Interstate 80 between the Kimball and Silver Creek junctions.

The event is slated to take place inside the Sheldon Richins Building auditorium from 5 to 7 p.m.

Proposals include expanding each side of the freeway from two to three lanes to eliminate "choke point" conditions, according to a UDOT spokesperson.

Merge lanes that make potions of the road near each interchange have three lanes can cause hazards for motorists, said Kevin Callahan, administrator for Summit County Public Works.

"There is a safety issue," he said.

Having begun the project’s environmental study in 2006, UDOT has worked closely with stakeholders in the area that have included governmental entities, Citizens Allied for Responsible Growth and the Swaner Nature Preserve.

Comments may be sent to: I-80 Environmental Study, C/O Fehr & Peers, 2180 South 1300 East, Suite 220, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106. All comments must be received by March 2 to be included in the public hearing record.

— Patrick Parkinson


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