Utah’s Highway Boss Wants More Transparency, Collaboration

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September 23, 2013 | Salt Lake Tribune | By Lee Davidson |
The Utah Department of Transportation has not been transparent enough about its decisions and spending, fueling scandals and eroding public trust.

Sometimes, the agency has been so focused on building big road projects quickly that quality concerns came second. And it has missed opportunities to partner with other agencies to reduce air pollution by connecting better with mass transit or adding bicycle lanes and better walkways.

These criticisms come not from the environmentalists who often fight UDOT or the stuck-in-traffic commuters who often curse it.

Instead, they come from Carlos Braceras, UDOT’s new executive director.

Don’t get him wrong. He says UDOT is one of the top transportation agencies in the nation and he is proud of it but says it can do better. So he is setting out to change how it works and hopes to shift its culture into a higher gear. “It’s probably going to make a lot of people uncomfortable” at the agency, he says, adding it already has.

Braceras — who became chief in May after serving as UDOT’s No. 2 official for the 12 years that John Njord was its director — has come up with what he calls a new “vision for UDOT’s future,” with several areas of new emphasis. He has been presenting it to lawmakers, the Utah Transportation Commission and UDOT officials.

Transparency • One new focus is on transparency — in part because of such scandals as improperly firing a possible whistle-blower, a UDOT official having an affair with a contractor and the agency quietly paying $13 million to a losing bidder after it claimed it was cheated out of a $1.1 billion contract to rebuild Interstate 15 in Utah County.

The contractor lost that bid by one point after UDOT tweaked scores in its review process. The contract went instead to a group that had given $82,500 to Gov. Gary Herbert’s election campaign. The $13 million allowed UDOT to use some ideas developed by the losing bidder.

“We made the right decision on that $13 million. How we made that decision could have been better. … That should not happen in the future,” Braceras says in an interview.

“My goal is to be the most transparent state agency, and the most transparent transportation agency in the county,” he says. “I want people to understand how decisions are made, so they understand how their money is being used. … The good, the bad, the ugly, the public deserves to know.”

He says that led him to ask officials to try a new test as they make decisions.

“When we are trying to make decisions, I always challenge our folks, ‘Can you pass the headline test? If that was the top headline of The Tribune, would you feel good that you made the right decision?’ ” he says. “I think this focus will take our agency where we need to be. It builds public trust.”

Quality • Another area of new focus is on improving quality.

“We had this incredible focus on time. Everything we do has been about designing as quickly as possible and building as quickly as possible,” he said. Braceras wants instead to have the primary focus on quality.

He says sometimes quality also brings speed — such as UDOT in recent years deciding to build replacement bridges to the side of freeways and then sliding them into place in a single night to reduce traffic interruption. He said that also brings higher quality because bridges are built in fewer sections, and concrete cures without constant vibration from freeway traffic.

He says taking a bit of extra time to ensure quality design “will bring fewer change orders, which will cost the public less money. The construction will be of better quality, so that means it will last longer. The public will get greater value, and we will be back [repairing or replacing bridges] less often.”

Collaboration • Another new focus is on better collaboration. For example, Braceras wants improved planning with others at the front end of projects. He said that has not always happened. “We are going to change so that we can set the project on the right direction right off the bat.”

That also includes working to better integrate highways with mass transit, bicyclists and pedestrians.

“I believe we have a world-class highway network. I believe we have a world-class transit network. But I think we can do a lot better integrating the two,” along with better facilities for bikes and pedestrians, he says.

“In the past if we did a big project like Mountain View or Legacy Parkway, we put trail systems in. But if we were to go out and do a chip seal on a road or a simple maintenance job, we didn’t think about, ‘Does the community have plans to put in a bike lane here, does the community want to improve pedestrian access here?’ ”

Braceras says he wants UDOT to constantly ask, “Is there a way to maybe narrow a lane here or put in a little extra pavement and provide for a bike lane that is safer?”

Benefits • Braceras is an avid, lifelong bicyclist, often riding with groups promoting safer cycling. He says that helps him appreciate that designing roads to help cyclists — and pedestrians and mass transit — is an important step toward reducing road congestion and air pollution.

“If a family is not comfortable in walking that last quarter-mile to get to a train, or walking to school because they are worried about safety, they are not going to make that trip. So they are going to start the car — those cold starts are not good for air quality — and they are going to drive a half mile to take the kids to school instead of walking,” he says.

“I think for a small investment we can make a big difference.”

Critics • Even UDOT critics like Braceras’s ideas, including Steve Erickson, spokesman for the Shared Solution Coalition of community and environmental groups that has been fighting the agency’s plan for the new West Davis Corridor freeway — the northern extension of Legacy Parkway. They say UDOT has too narrowly focused there on moving more cars faster, without giving enough attention to what it would do to urban sprawl, air pollution and wetlands.

“Overall, we can’t disagree with any of his intentions. That’s a positive way to proceed,” Erickson said. “But UDOT is a big agency that has done things a certain way for a long time. That’s difficult to turn around and may not be as simple as it sounds.”

Erickson said groups such as his will be watching to see if Braceras’ new vision makes much of a difference or is just talk.

Braceras says he knows his plan for a change in culture is making some UDOT employees anxious.

“I think,” he adds, “I will be doing my job if I make people a little nervous.”

More Ramps Recommended for West Davis Corridor

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September 10, 2013 | Salt Lake Tribune | By Pamela Manson |

Farmington • The Davis County Commission voted Tuesday to ask the Utah Department of Transportation to work with local cities to provide “adequate on and off ramp access points” for the new West Davis Corridor freeway.

The commissioners voted 3-0 to send a letter to UDOT that includes the request. The letter also supports the process used by the agency to select the preferred route for the freeway and to gather information for a recently released draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

“UDOT has done an outstanding job of addressing the complex issues surrounding this West Davis Corridor Project,” the letter says. “To make this a funding priority to the State of Utah, we stand unified in offering our support and suggest that residents in Davis County get involved in the process by attending public meetings or engaging via other forums where they can help give additional input to obtain the best possible outcome for project design.”

The letter is an amended version of one approved in August that included recommendations for access points at either Clark Lane or Shepard Lane for the development around Station Park in Farmington and possibly at the new Highway 193 expansion. Commission Chairman John Petroff Jr. said those suggestions pinpointing locations caused some “consternation” for some residents so they were removed from the letter.

UDOT officials say they studied 46 early alternatives during a review process for the northwestern extension of Legacy Parkway. The selection process included getting public comment at open house and via email.

The preferred route, announced in May, starts at Glover Lane in Farmington, where the new freeway would have an interchange both with Legacy Parkway and Interstate 15. The agency hopes to make a final decision on routing next year.

Corridor Comment Period Extended

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Aug 21, 2013 | Davis County Clipper | Melinda Williams |

KAYSVILLE – The West Davis Corridor study team has extended the public comment period on the proposed highway for a second time, until Friday, Sept. 6.

In an online update, the team said it continues to receive input on the draft Environmental Impact Statement.

“To ensure all stakeholders have ample opportunity to review the draft EIS, UDOT (the Utah Department of Transportation) and FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) have extended the public comment period,” the update said. “Between now and the deadline, the public is encouraged to review the contents of the draft EIS and provide their comments to the study team.”

The draft statement, which recommends that the freeway take a path through Farmington,  is available in electronic form on the study website, udot.utah.gov/westdavis. A hard copy is available at city buildings and libraries within the study area.

Comments may be submitted online, through email at westdavis@utah.gov, or by mail, West Davis Corridor EIS team, 466 N. 900 West, Kaysville, 84037.

Following the public comment period, the study team will evaluate and respond to every comment in the final environmental impact statement document, which will be prepared throughout the remainder of the year. A final decision is expected in spring of 2014.

Read more: The Davis Clipper – Corridor comment period extended

Farmington to Challenge UDOT over West Davis Corridor

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August 21, 2013

Davis County Clipper

By Rebecca Palmer

FARMINGTON — The Farmington City Council decided after a closed session Tuesday evening to go up against the Utah Department of Transportation over the West Davis Corridor.

The council had considered filing a lawsuit over their disagreements with UDOT’s draft environmental impact statement (EIS), but decided instead to make their claims known in a public comment.

““We think we’re on strong legal grounds to challenge UDOT on some of the EIS points,” said City Manager Dave Millheim. “Rather than do it formally, we’re going to do a detailed and public comment.”

The Farmington council’s disagreements are in regard to four large conservation easements through which the proposed freeway would run, if UDOT gets its way.

In its draft statement, UDOT recommends that the new road be built near Glover Lane and into Bluff Road in Syracuse rather than through parts of Kaysville.

Farmington officials believe that UDOT did not adequately consider the four conservation agreements, which total hundreds of acres, according to Millheim. The city believes that land should fall under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, which requires extra care and scrutiny. The section doesn’t prohibit federal road projects on such land, but requires several safeguards.

UDOT’s position, according to Millheim, is that the land in question isn’t being used as a park or other specific public use so it shouldn’t be classified under 4(f).

“We believe that they’ve basically discounted the conservation easements,” Millheim said. “We just disagree very strongly with their interpretation of that.”

The city has other disagreements as well, and will release a robust statement for the public to examine within about a week.

UDOT did not immediately return calls about Farmington’s position.

At a separate meeting on Tuesday, the Kaysville City Council voted for a resolution in favor of UDOT’s plan.

Read more: The Davis Clipper – Farmington to challenge UDOT over West Davis Corridor

Feds Get Earful about UDOT’s and UTA’s Transportation Planning

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August 20, 2013

Salt Lake Tribune

By Lee Davidson

Federal officials heard an earful Tuesday from groups contending that the Utah Transit Authority and Utah Department of Transportation have forgotten the views of regular people in their planning.

That came as the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration held a public meeting as part of a once-every-four-years review of whether local transportation agencies comply with federal planning rules, and should continue to receive federal funding.

Several citizen groups said the agencies have forgotten the poor, and build projects that lead to urban sprawl to enrich the wealthy.

“I will give them a solid ‘A’ on how fast they can spend money and how many tracks they can build, and I’ll give them an ‘F’ on how well people can get to those tracks and how convenient it is,” Claire Geddes, an activist who has been critical of UTA, said.

She said she is tired of officials saying the new $2.5 billion “Frontlines 2015″ projects by UTA to expand light rail and commuter rail were completed two years ahead of schedule and under budget. “I’m not that impressed with that. If you downgrade your bond rating like they did and decimate your bus service, that means a lot to me. They made it a lot more difficult for the poor and elderly to get around.”

Tim Funk with the Crossroad Urban Center also was critical.

“We don’t do a good job of getting poor people around” with current mass transit, Funk said.

Several groups opposed to the proposed West Davis Corridor freeway complained that project shows poor planning and that UDOT has misguided priorities.

“This highway is unnecessary,” said Heather Dove, president of Great Salt Lake Audubon.

She added that modeling by UDOT predicts sections of it will only be used at 40 percent of capacity in 2040 — but said it will devastate wetlands needed for migrating birds.

Lori Kalt, president of Save Farmington, said, “I do believe many of the roads planned will bring urban sprawl” and are designed largely to open up land for more development, including the West Davis Corridor.

Gerald McDonough, said he once worked for UDOT.

Highway planning, he said, “has been used as a tool for development. … It’s merely a method to use federal funds to spread urban blight.”

Steve Call, program development team leader for the Federal Highway Administration, said federal officials will use such comments as they interview officials at UDOT, UTA and the Wasatch Front Regional Council this week, and expect to issue a report by October on whether those agencies are complying with federal rules.

Proposed West Davis Freeway Attracting Numerous Comments

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 July 19, 2013 

Salt Lake Tribune

By Lee Davidson

Ogden–Comments are pouring in about the proposed route of the West Davis Corridor, and highway officials on Friday promised the Utah Transportation Commission they will study all seriously — including a “no freeway” alternative pushed by some environmental and community groups.

The Utah Department of Transportation told the commission it has received about 680 formal comments since May when it unveiled its preferred route for that freeway, which would essentially become the northwest expansion of Legacy Parkway through Davis and Weber counties.

While federal rules require a 45-day public comment period, UDOT extended that to 90 days, which ends Aug. 23.

“We doubled that minimum required by law because we felt like there are significant public issues out there and we want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to voice their concern or agreement,” said Kris Peterson, director of UDOT Region One. Comments may be filed online at udot.utah.gov/westdavis.

The commission — which toured the proposed route this week — asked if UDOT is seriously studying comments, including an alternative plan from some groups calling for UDOT to discard plans for a freeway to instead improve transportation in the region through more reliance on mass transit, and the use of innovative interchange designs and express lanes to resolve east-west congestion.

Peterson said UDOT officials have met such groups “on multiple occasions to try to identify what that ‘shared solution’ is so that we can fully evaluate it and vet it out relative to all the rest of the options.”

He added those groups’ comments are “absolutely are being considered,” and promised that UDOT will look closely at all comments submitted “to make sure we didn’t make a mistake.” UDOT aims to have a final record of decision for the route in spring of 2014.

UDOT proposes to start the new freeway at Glover Lane in Farmington, where it would have an interchange with both Legacy Parkway and Interstate 15. That is a couple miles south of the existing northern end of Legacy, where it connects with I-15 and U.S. 89.

A different alternative would have started the freeway farther north at Shepard Lane and avoided routing the new freeway through western Farmington near the Great Salt Lake. But UDOT says the Shepard Lane alternative would have required removing more homes and was more complicated and expensive.

Residents in those two areas have been battling in public hearings and comments. Environmental groups also contend the freeway is not really needed, saying its use will be far below capacity in 2040, it could threaten wetlands and would contribute to urban sprawl by opening more areas to development.

The project’s draft environmental impact statement predicts the preferred route will:

• Cost $587 million (in 2012 dollars, including land acquisition)

• Be 19.7 miles long

• Force the relocation of 26 homes and five businesses

• Directly impact 52 acres of wetlands and 110 acres of prime farmland

UDOT says the new freeway would decrease by 59 percent the miles traveled in congestion by 2040.

Funding for the road has not yet been identified. Long-range plans envision construction of the first section from Glover Lane to Antelope Drive by 2020 and completion of the rest by 2030.

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My View: UCAIR Should be in Support of the Shared Solution and Not the West Davis Corridor

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July 12, 2013

Deseret News

By Carl Ingwell

We have some of the worst air quality in the nation. That should come as no surprise to anyone reading this, as our air quality constantly gets national and local news coverage. What should come as a surprise is our government’s seeming unwillingness to adequately tackle the issue.

In response to our air quality dilemma, our governor created the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) in 2012. It is UCAIR’s mission to come up with solutions to our air quality problem. UCAIR’s main focus thus far has been asking individuals to voluntarily reduce their driving to improve air quality in the state of Utah.

If UCAIR’s main focus is in getting the public to drive less, I believe that it is in their best interest to disapprove of UDOT’s proposed West Davis Corridor, and instead support the Shared Solution proposed by Utahns for Better Transportation as an alternative to the West Davis Corridor.

Building a new freeway along the Wasatch Front will do nothing but worsen our air quality. Numerous studies have shown that new roads generate new vehicular travel as well as increase vehicle miles traveled. The increase in driving that will follow a new freeway will certainly have a negative impact on air quality along the Wasatch Front. If UCAIR believes the solution to our air quality problem is to get us to drive less, they should be vehemently opposing UDOT’s freeway plans that will undoubtedly encourage us to do just the opposite.

The Shared Solution, proposed by Utahns for Better Transportation as an alternative to the West Davis Corridor, does everything that a new freeway does not. The Shared Solution calls for improving existing infrastructure and creating more vibrant local communities with jobs, entertainment and shopping closer to home. These “boulevard communities” will be closely linked to walking and cycling paths, and will also be closely linked to mass transit hubs. The Shared Solution will cut down on the need for vehicular travel and will decrease the distance we need to travel when we do get into our cars. With our air pollution problem being what it is, the Shared Solution is something that UCAIR should be enthusiastically supporting.

I’ve typed up a formal proposal which asks UCAIR to endorse the Shared Solution. It is my opinion that if UCAIR asks us to drive less, they should be willing to endorse an innovative plan that will make it easier for us all to do so. Unfortunately, UCAIR has declined to accept my proposal, and has stated that they will not take a stance on policy issues. This is unfortunate. In asking us to drive less, we should assume that UCAIR is doing everything in their power to make it easier for us to do so.

Here are my questions for UCAIR: Do you want to accomplish the goals that the governor placed in your hands? Are you willing to take a stance on policy issues if it will help you accomplish those goals? Do you want to prove that UCAIR isn’t more smoke and mirrors? Are you really willing to tackle our air quality catastrophe?

More information on the shared solution can be found at: utahnsforbettertransportation.org/

My proposal asking UCAIR to support the Shared Solution can be found at:

Shared Solution

Carl Ingwell is the founder and president of the air quality groups Governor, We Cannot Breathe and U. Student Clean Air Network (USCAN).
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Poulson: Why a West Davis Highway?

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July 9, 2013

Salt Lake Tribune

By Colby Poulson 

It’s no secret: The Wasatch Front in northern Utah, depending on the time of year, suffers from some of the worst air quality in the nation — and even the world.

When the winter inversion sets in, those of us living between Ogden and Provo can barely see the mountains a few miles away, thanks to the smog-filled soupy air that fills the sky — air that we have to breathe.

In an effort to try and improve the situation, everyone from environmental groups to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert has offered clear words of advice: Drive less often. Or, in the words of Bryce Bird, director of Utah’s Division of Air Quality, “The things we need to focus on are driving less, driving smarter … (and) making sure we’re using the transportation system as best we can.”

So it’s puzzling that our local government and the Utah Department of Transportation support building a new freeway that would run through 120 acres of sensitive wetlands near the Great Salt Lake. And what is the rationale for this new highway, which would be called the West Davis Corridor? To make driving more convenient.

It’s taking too long for people who live in northwest Davis County to drive back and forth to work in Salt Lake City. But instead of doing anything to promote public transportation or ride sharing, the transportation bosses want to build yet another freeway to speed things up. Please explain to me: How will that encourage people to drive less?

The freeway would reportedly cost about $600 million to build. Just imagine how much relief we could bring to both our commuter traffic problem and our air-quality problem if we invested that $600 million in different transportation methods. What if we put our money not into a new freeway, but instead, a light-rail system that would shuttle people quickly and conveniently to the already popular and efficient FrontRunner train system? It already carries thousands of passengers into and out of Salt Lake City each day.

Opponents of public transportation argue that it’s more expensive for some people to take the train to work than to drive. Imagine how $600 million might affect the cost to consumers if it were used to help subsidize their trip.

Over the last several years, UDOT has done an excellent job of keeping the residents of Davis County fighting among themselves instead of considering the alternatives to a new highway. It does that by proposing several different routes for the freeway — all of which would go through existing homes and neighborhoods. Residents have been told: “This road is going to be built, and it’s either going through your neighborhood or somebody else’s. Which would you prefer?”

In a panic, most residents have begun fighting their neighbors over whose backyard gets trashed. The resulting distraction has worked to the benefit of UDOT and its contractors, enabling them to keep the real argument — “Let’s not build this new highway at all” — hidden behind the painfully personal plea, “Please don’t build it where I live.”

Local residents, however, are starting to wake up, and lately they’ve been rallying people to their cause. (Seehttp://www.facebook.com/SaveNorthernUtahFromTheWestDavisCorridor, for example.)

Perhaps most alarming in all of this is the fact that Utah Republican state Sen. Stuart Adams, who serves on the Utah Transportation Committee and has been a strong advocate for the West Davis Corridor, seems to have a conflict of interest between his role as a public representative and his role as a real estate investor.

As a part owner in the Adams Co., a real estate development firm, Adams stands to make a healthy profit from new residential and commercial developments that will be strategically located with easy access to the new freeway. Ads for several of the developments claim that the property for sale is extremely valuable due to “excellent access to a future North Legacy Highway” (another name for the West Davis Corridor), and that this access will make the commercial developments a “significant commercial node.”

This conflict of interest has led groups such as the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment to call for Adams’ resignation from the Transportation Committee.

If lawmakers really want Utah citizens to drive less in order to improve the quality of our unhealthy air, they should promote solutions to traffic problems that don’t involve encouraging people to drive more. A new freeway would destroy homes and neighborhoods, seriously impact the wetlands that are so important to the millions of birds that spend time in the Great Salt Lake area, and worsen the air-quality problem we suffer from along the Wasatch Front.

We’ve already made the investment into a solid public transportation option with the FrontRunner. Let’s build on that instead of going backwards to the “build more roads” mentality that we’ve made so much progress towards leaving behind.

Colby Poulson is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He is a businessman and commuter in the Salt lake area.




Critics of West Davis Freeway Route Say Country Club Swayed UDOT

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June 24, 2013

Salt Lake Tribune

By Lee Davidson

Country clubs are exclusive by design. But critics of the proposed route for the West Davis Corridor say the Oakridge Country Club in Farmington sought special treatment from Utah officials studying whether to take part of one hole on its golf course for the proposed freeway.

Hal Hintze, club attorney, sent an email seeking a meeting with Utah Department of Transportation officials to express concerns over one of the route options for the highway. “I realize the public input time has expired, but the country club should not be relegated to the general status of an interested member of the general ‘public,’ ” he wrote.

He added that the club considered itself the “chief landowner affected” by the Shepard Lane alternative, which also would demolish numerous homes and businesses. But he said the club could be hurt more than others because losing part of the hole could downgrade and ruin the entire course.

Documents obtained through an open-records law request show the club fought hard, and successfully, to keep the freeway away. Among its tactics were signaling it might sue, seeing a legislator raise concerns with UDOT and even contending effects of that lost golf hole should make UDOT count all 381 club equity members as potentially “displaced persons” in an environmental impact statement (EIS).

“It does seem like they were seeking special consideration, and it does seem like they may have gotten it,” said Lori Kalt, president of the Save Farmington community group opposing the current preferred route — which avoids the golf course — contending it will ruin her Glover Lane neighborhood instead.

“No, we weren’t seeking special treatment,” said Mark Jensen, general manager of the country club. “We’re like anybody else. We were just trying to protect our land.”

UDOT echoes that.

“They were given consideration, but they were not given special consideration,” said Randy Jefferies, project manager for UDOT.

Chamber Supports UDOT Over West Davis Corridor

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June 13, 2013

Davis County Clipper

By Rebecca Palmer

BOUNTIFUL — The Davis Chamber of Commerce hasn’t taken a position on the best route for the West Davis Corridor, according to an email from CEO Jim Smith, but a statement released Thursday morning says findings released so far from the Utah Department of Transportation are sound.

“We support the recommendations as presented,” the statement reads, but points out that the plans have not been finalized.

It goes on to say that the chamber recognizes the need for another transportation corridor in western Davis County.

“The addition of the Legacy Parkway Scenic Byway in the south part of our county, combined with the opening of the FrontRunner, dramatically reduced congestion and improved the commute time to points south,” it reads.

Many opponents of the highway, and specifically of UDOT’s latest proposal to route the project near Glover Lane, also admit that new ways to move people will be necessary. However, they prefer a plan called Shared Solution and conceived by Utahns for Better Transportation and the Sierra Club that would mix public transit, local roads and development planning that would bring population density close to existing roads.

The chamber seems to agree that good planning is required, and praises higher-density housing and transit-oriented development,

“We are aware of the concern over air quality that has recently become a key political issue,” the statement reads.  “We also recognize the need of an alternate north/south route through our county as essential in the event of an emergency, from earthquakes to terrorism to catastrophic accidents.”

The proposed highway is the answer, according to the statement.

The statement comes on the third day of public hearings about the project. The first two, held Tuesday and Wednesday, brought out dozens of protesters.

“We’re doing the same thing again tonight in Hooper,” wrote Carl Ingwell on Facebook.“I encourage everyone from Save Farmington to come join us in talking to people and getting the shared solution on their minds.”

Oppposition groups have also started a position at http://chn.ge/11C9Oi3 called “Governor Herbert: Don’t allow the West Davis Corridor to be funded! Support the Shared Solution with UDOT and Utahns for better transportation instead.”

So far, the petition has garnered almost 500 supporters.

The Chamber is particularly focused on how the road could affect economic development, but also the people who will live near it.

“We encourage UDOT to work with local municipalities to design adequate on/off access throughout the system,” the Chamber statement reads. “If one of UDOT’s defined missions is to promote economic vitality, then allowing additional points of access to the business community is vital.“

Read more: The Davis Clipper – Chamber supports UDOT over West Davis Corridor