Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Public Input Will Now Be Accepted Through March 21

SALT LAKE CITY- Citizens who have opinions about whether or not the Legacy Parkway & Preserve should be built in south Davis County now have a few more weeks to make their feelings known.

Acting upon a request from the Utah Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have extended the public comment period for the Legacy Parkway & Preserve Supplemental EIS (SEIS). The comment period will now extend to Monday, March 21.

"There are so many people who have strong feelings about this project, said John Thomas, director of the Legacy Parkway & Preserve for UDOT. We feel that it is appropriate to extend the comment period in order to give everyone the maximum opportunity to review the draft SEIS and provide meaningful comments."

Thomas noted that this is actually the second extension of the public comment period that has been granted. The SEIS was originally presented for review and public comment on Dec. 3, with the public comment period intended to extend to Feb. 4. On Jan. 7 a public hearing and open house was held and the public comment period was extended to March 4. This new extension brings the total number of days the Legacy Parkway & Preserve SEIS will stand for public comment to 108 days.

"We are anxious to have public input on the work that has been done," said Thomas. "Comments from interested citizens are critical to helping us shape a project that will represent public needs and desires."

The SEIS can be viewed online at www.udot.utah.gov/legacy. Hard copies of the SEIS are also available for review at various government buildings and universities. (Click here to view a complete list of locations.)

Public comments can be submitted by:
  • Telephone at (801) 951-1039
  • E-mail at legacy@jsanet.com
  • Mail to:

    FHWA
    2520 West 4700 South, Suite 9A
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84118
    or
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    533 West 2600 South, Suite 150
    Bountiful, Utah 84010


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