It’s told in jest by Logan’s Public Works Department, but there is some truth to it. There are only two seasons locally: snowplow season and road construction season. And the latter has started according to Logan Mayor Holly Daines.
On her monthly ‘Speak to the Mayor’ program Wednesday on KVNU’s For the People program, Daines acknowledged it does increase commute times and slows traffic flow but, unfortunately, it is necessary in a growing community. An intersection seen as badly needing a traffic light for some time is the junction of U.S. 89-91 and 1000 West on the south side of Logan. Work on that is underway.
“A couple other (Utah Department of Transportation) projects on the north end of town, they’re going to be putting some other (traffic) lights there. Those are outside of Logan City boundaries and they certainly work with those communities. For instance, the intersection where Ted’s is located, that’s Logan City property and the plan is, if all goes well, that they will start construction on a light there next summer,” said Daines.
That’s the area around 3200 South along the highway. Also just below Utah State University, road construction has started.
“And then the other big construction project in Logan City, for city residents that drive on 600 East, we’re putting in an additional roundabout at 500 North, 600 East. So we’ll have the one roundabout at 200 East and 500 North and then continuing on up to the university. We worked with the university on that so it started the day after commencement and that is anticipated to be substantially completed by the 27th of August when USU resumes.”
If residents would like to receive a weekly email update on that project that includes information about expected impacts each week during construction, please send an email to LoganRoundabout@gmail.com.