Randy Jefferies

Project Manager West Davis Corridor EIS

Utah Department of Transportation


Randy Jefferies is the Project Manager for the West Davis Corridor Environmental Impact Statement. He has been with UDOT for 18 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 12 years and counting.

Title:  Collaborating on the West Davis Corridor EIS

Presenters: Randy Jefferies and Roger Borgenicht

2:20pm - Friday, May 13th

Abstract: One of the major challenges that Utah faces today and in the future is how to meet the needs of a growing population while protecting our natural resources. This challenge has been highlighted during the ongoing West Davis Corridor (WDC) environmental study as it seeks to identify a solution to the transportation needs in western Davis and Weber counties.

Since 2010, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has been working with resource agencies, cities, residents, farmers, and a variety of other organizations to understand areas of concern and explore transportation alternatives. 

The Utahns for Better Transportation (UBET) has been involved in the WDC study from the onset. UBET is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting balanced transportation choices that serve and respect our neighborhoods, our environment, and our future quality of life along the Wasatch Front. Throughout the WDC study, UBET has played a key role in providing input and feedback, even suggesting a new alternative, the Shared Solution. 

This presentation will discuss how UDOT and UBET have been working together to explore potential transportation solutions that minimize community and environmental impacts. Though focused primarily on transportation, this collaborative approach can apply to a variety of potential scenarios where growth may appear to be at odds with the environment.