Randy Jefferies

Project Manager West Davis Corridor EIS

Utah Department of Transportation

Bio:

Randy Jefferies is the Project Manager for the West Davis Corridor Environmental Impact Statement. He has been with UDOT for 20 years and has led a number of environmental studies on major projects in northern Utah such as Logan Canyon, Riverdale Road, SR-193 Extension, and SR-108. More than engineering, he values working together with stakeholders to find solutions that benefit all involved. He lives in South Ogden with his wife Christie and six kids. He loves the Utah outdoors, is an avid minimalist backpacker and flyfisherman, and has been a scoutmaster for 15 years and counting

Title: West Davis Corridor Mitigation Plan

Friday, May 11th, 3:25 PM

Abstract: In 2017, the Federal Highway Administration approved the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Davis Corridor, a 19 mile highway in western Davis County. During the 8 year EIS process, hundreds of meetings were held and thousands of comments were received as UDOT evaluated 51 various alternatives to meet the transportation need while minimizing impacts. Of utmost concern was the effect the highway could have on the Great Salt Lake environment. UDOT worked closely with state and federal resource agencies and various non-governmental organizations to explore ways to avoid and minimize these impacts, and to prepare a comprehensive, 1,100 acre wildlife and wetland mitigation plan that will be a long term benefit to the Great Salt Lake. As UDOT moves into the implementation phase of the project over the next few years, UDOT will continue to collaborate with agencies and stakeholders to ensure the mitigation is successful. 

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