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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Heber Valley Corridor EIS Scoping Process

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HEBER VALLEY CORRIDOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

The Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) mission is to keep Utah moving while enhancing quality of life through transportation improvements in our state. UDOT is conducting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential transportation solutions to improve mobility through the Heber Valley and the operation of U.S. 40.

UDOT has initiated the EIS scoping process, which guides the development of the EIS, and will soon release the Draft Purpose and Need and Alternative Screening Criteria. The purpose and need of a project defines a statement of goals and objectives that the study will address (purpose), and identifies the existing and future conditions that need to be changed (need). The purpose and need drives the environmental study process and lays a foundation for the types of alternatives developed. The screening criteria will be used to screen potential alternatives.

A public comment period will be open from April 30 to June 14, 2021 and comments may be submitted through the project website, email, voicemail or sending a letter. Comments sought by UDOT during the scoping comment period include specific comments to the proposed action and draft purpose and need of the project, appropriate information that could be pertinent to analysis of environmental effects, identification of significant issues, draft screening criteria, and identification of potential alternatives.

For more information on the study and to view the Draft Purpose and Need Technical Report and draft screening criteria, please visit the project website: hebervalleyeis.udot.utah.gov. If you are aware of anyone without internet access, please have them notify the project team at 801-210-0498 for accommodations in viewing materials and providing comments. Hard copies of the project factsheets will be available at the Heber City and  Wasatch County Administration buildings and the Wasatch County Public Library while supplies last.

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