1000 West expansion to begin by Spring 2010

After a successful meeting with a neighborhood group last week, the Utah Department of Transportation is moving forward with the long-awaited 1000 West road project.UDOT Spokesman Vic Saunders said the original vision for the highway was a five-lane road all the way from U.S. Highway 89/91 on the south to 2500 North on the north. He said that would have cost $58 million and there’s just $40 million appropriated, so for now, the state will improve legs of the project on the north and south end. Things will also be a little different from 600 South to 200 South.”We’ll have the five-lane reconstruction but we’ve included in there at the recommendations of the citizens a wide shoulder that will feature trees and other things and then a frontage road that will front the west side of the highway with that development between 6th and 2nd,” Saunders said. “This will provide people and opportunity to move around the neighborhood, move back and forth, without having to enter 1000 West and run into some of the conflicts that would happen there.”Saunders said that hopefully the project will be started late this year or early in 2010. He said the speed limit will probably not change from the current 35 mph, but the road is expected to take a lot of trucks off of Logan’s Main Street.For more information about the 1000 West project, visit

<a href=”http://udot.utah.gov/tenthwest”>The 1000 West Project Web site.</a>

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