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West Davis Highway gets an opening date far ahead of original estimate

A major Utah highway project is speeding toward the finish line, months ahead of expectations. The 16-mile-long West Davis Highway — state Route 177 — from its connection with Intestate 15 in Farmington to S.R. 193 in West Point, is set to open to drivers around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6. According to Mitch Shaw, senior communications manager with the Utah Department of Transportation, the project had been expected to finish in the summer of 2024, but how the construction plan was structured reportedly helped it finish ahead of schedule. "Just being able to work closely with the contractor ...

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Letter: Governors of Utah, Colorado setting an example for us all

I was proud and happy to see Governor Solis of Colorado and Governor Cox of Utah on national TV promoting a promising solution to the nation’s problems, a program the National Governor’s Association calls “Disagree Better.” (Face the Nation, 12-3-23; nga.org) We absolutely need more of ...

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