Centerville council Oks road widening project

Wednesday , September 05, 2012 - 9:56 AM

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CENTERVILLE — The Centerville City Council has approved a road widening project that will take about 10 feet of property fronting three historic homes.

On a 3-2 vote late Tuesday, the Salt Lake Tribunereports council members reduced the size of the property to be taken from 17 feet to about 10 feet to widen lanes at the intersection of Parrish Lane and Main Street.

Councilman Justin Y. Allen says eminent domain is not something the council takes lightly, but adds that city and state officials have worked to minimize impacts of the project.

About 1,000 people signed a petition opposing the move.

Officials say the project will allow for better traffic flow through the area.

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