Public Comments Invited on West Davis Corridor Final EIS

28 July 2017 Published in News & Events

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS IS AUGUST 31

Happening Now

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be releasing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) within the next few weeks. The Final EIS is a large report, documenting all the data, information, input and analysis the team has collected and studied for the past seven years. It will also include responses to public and agency comments provided on the Draft EIS. 

The Final EIS will be posted on the Documentation page of the study website. Hard copies of the document will also be available for viewing at various locations throughout the study area (a list of sites will be posted on the study website). 

Preferred Alternative 

The UDOT and FHWA preferred alternative will be identified in the Final EIS. This recommendation is based on all the data and information reported in the Final EIS, as well as the feedback from the public. The Record of Decision is expected to be signed by FHWA later this year.  

Once the Final EIS is released, updated maps identifying the preferred alternative will be available on the Maps page of the study website.

Next Steps

Public Comment Period

 A 30-day public comment period will follow the release of the Final EIS. During this time, the public is encouraged to review the contents of the Final EIS and provide comments through the website, via email, or by mail. These comments will be included in the overall study record and will be considered in preparation of the Record of Decision by FHWA.  

Questions? Concerns? 

To speak to a study representative, please contact a member of the project team at 877-298-1991 or westdavis@utah.gov.. 

Stay Involved and Informed 

To learn more about the EIS process and be involved in the West Davis Corridor Study, visit our website at www.udot.utah.gov/westdavis

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