OGDEN -- The current extension of Legacy Parkway, known as the West Davis Corridor, runs from Centerville to just past the Davis County border, but it probably won't stop there.
The two alternatives for the West Davis Corridor currently being studied by the Utah Department of Transportation will stop at 5500 South in West Haven and 4000 South in Hooper instead of extending through Weber County all the way to 12th Street as originally planned.
But the road will likely continue through the length of Weber County in the future.
Wasatch Front Regional Council, the state's planning arm for all transportation projects in the Wasatch Front, has a detailed extension of the road on its long-range transportation plan.
According to the WFRC, the "North Legacy" corridor is tentatively scheduled for sometime after 2040.
"It's still quite a ways away," WFRC spokesman Sam Klemm said, "but it is a part of our plan."
WFRC's plan says the corridor should serve as a high-speed north-south thoroughfare, primarily serving long-distance travel needs for future growth in western Weber County, and be capable of providing an alternative to Interstate 15.
The corridor is assumed to function with a 75 mph design speed.
The road will run from 5100 West in Hooper to 6300 West before bending toward Plain City near 2000 North. More specific details on the route can be seen at www.wfrc.org.
Klemm said that, ultimately, a full environmental study must be performed that could theoretically alter the location of the actual corridor, but the parcels of the general area are already being preserved by the zoning powers of the local governments in Weber County that will be affected.
"There will be more studies as we go along," he said, "but we want to identify a possible corridor for planning purposes."
The corridor-preservation funds come from vehicle registration fees and Weber County sales tax dollars.