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Public input requested on transportation projects totaling over $7B

By Deborah Wilber - | Jun 29, 2022
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Traffic flows along Washington Boulevard in Ogden on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
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Pedestrians and cyclists are pictured on Washington Boulevard in Ogden on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

OGDEN — The public is being invited to provide input on hundreds of transportation projects along the Wasatch Front. The projects, totaling more than $7 billion, are deemed a priority by the Wasatch Front Regional Council in conjunction with the Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transit Authority to improve mobility, strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life.

The public comment period on the Transportation Improvement Program is open now until July 30. Feedback can be given through an interactive map at wfrc.org/tip-2023-2028-comment-map or by attending an open house.

“The Transportation Improvement Program is an essential tool for planning road, transit and active transportation projects to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in our growing region,” WFRC Chair and Millcreek Mayor Jeff Silvestrini said.

The WFRC is hosting two open houses where representatives will be present to answer questions and take comments on TIP projects.

A Salt Lake City open house is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, from 4-7 p.m. at the Salt Lake Central Station in between the TRAX and FrontRunner platforms.

The Ogden Intermodal Center will be the site of the second open house on July 13, from 4-7 p.m. in the bus loop area.

Residents of Salt lake, Weber, Davis, Tooele, Morgan and Box Elder counties can expect improvements to roadways, public transit, bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways through TIP projects over the next six years.

This year’s TIP projects include expanding the GREENbike sharing program in Ogden and Salt Lake City, reconstruction and widening at numerous locations throughout Weber and Davis counties as well as corridor preservation for FrontRunner expansion from 12th Street in Ogden to the Weber/Box Elder County border.

A full list of TIP projects for 2022 can be found at https://bit.ly/3I06qK6.

“Check out projects happening in your backyard and see your tax dollars hard at work,” WFRC Communications Manager Mike Sobczak said.

The WFRC assists with projects in collaboration with local, state and federal partners to fund and strengthen the state’s transportation network, Silvestrini said.

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