KAYSVILLE -- Less than two weeks after Farmington had its say, Kaysville has given Utah Department of Transportation its opinion on locating an Interstate 15 interchange for the West Davis Corridor.
The neighboring cities remain at odds about where the interchange should be located.
On Tuesday, Kaysville sent a detailed letter to UDOT, outlining the city's preference for the Glovers Lane interchange option.
The letter was signed by Mayor Steve Hiatt and all five city council members.
In late November, Farmington City sent a similar letter to the state, lobbying for the Shepard Lane option.
If the West Davis Corridor gets built, it will include an interchange off Interstate 15 that connects to the road in Farmington and southern Kaysville.
The state will build the interchange at either Glovers Lane or Shepard Lane.
Farmington officials say the Glovers Lane option spells disaster for their city because the community has already based many future businesses and transportation plans on an interchange at Shepard Lane.
Kaysville, on the other hand, says Glovers Lane is not only the best choice for their city, but for the region as a whole.
Farmington says if UDOT chooses the Glovers Lane option, it will divert potential revenue away from the Station Park retail center.
But Hiatt said the Shepard Lane option, which would require 10 homes and four businesses to relocate, "sacrifices our homeowners lives for Station Park's supposed economic gain."
The Glovers Lane option, which loops around the western portion of Farmington, will require one residential and three business relocations.
"We're advocating for our homeowners and our residents," Hiatt said. "I don't feel business should supersede the things that some of our residents have worked their whole lives for."
Kaysville also believes the Glovers option is more fiscally responsible.
A Shepard Lane interchange would cost the state about $168 million, while Glovers comes in at $134 million. But UDOT officials say the cost won't necessarily determine which option is selected.
In the letter, Kaysville also says the Glovers option would be better for regional mobility and makes future transportation improvements more feasible.
WDC Project Manager Randy Jefferies said no decision has been made on the road, but the state will choose the option that best serves the entire Top of Utah region.
UDOT hopes to complete the draft environmental impact statement on the road by the spring.
Once the EIS is complete, UDOT will submit the report to the Federal Highway Administration.
A final route decision is expected in spring 2014.