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Editorial: UDOT would be wise to shelve West Davis highway

The Utah Department of Transportation has made a wise decision by delaying, again, moves toward building the planned West Davis Corridor freeway.

It would be wiser still for UDOT to just come out and admit that the plan has so many deserved enemies, and so many serious flaws, that it should be shelved altogether, once and for all.

Read the full story, published Aug 12 2014 05:06pm

Syracuse Doesn’t Need a New Freeway

UDOT is proposing to to overbuild, and as a result, diminish our way of life and divide our city.
Many of us in Syracuse have been fighting the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and their proposed West Davis Corridor to reconsider their freeway proposal. As it stands right now, this “Highway” is not necessary and will permanently change the rural nature of West Davis County.

UDOT has worked diligently on a public relations campaign to convince city leaders and West Davis County residents and communities that a new four-lane freeway is necessary to improve local transportation, and no other options will work.

However, the facts, independent experts, and the residents of West Davis County recognize that in reality, the following information is true. Read more

Getting Started
Start by letting your voice be heard.  Go here to find contact information to UDOT, Syracuse City Leaders, and state Leaders.
What We Want
  • A safe community feel
  • Open space/green space – a walkable community
  • Well planned and buffered facilities and services
  • A community for the citizens, by the citizens
What we don’t want
  • A Divided City
  • Compromised Safety
  • Invasive Traffic and Noise
  • Closed access to open space and parks
  • Low-Build Solution

    Our group has been actively involved in soliciting feedback on the proposed West Davis Corridor. Many citizens are surprised when they hear of the scope and size of the proposed freeway. The west side of Davis County needs a road, but we don’t need what …

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  • We Don’t Need a New Freeway

    As it stands right now, UDOT’s preferred route would result in an unnecessary “Highway” that will permanently change the rural nature of West Davis County. UDOT has worked diligently on a public relations campaign to convince city leaders and West Davis County residents and communities …

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  • Don’t Divide Our City

    Did you see a sign? If you are coming to this site you likely have noticed a sign or two in your neighbors yard, along the roadway, or some other spot in our city.  We hope that you have come here with an interest of …

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  • UDOT Still Considering Options for West Davis Corridor

    Back in September 2011 UDOT came out with what we were told was the two final options for the West Davis Corridor in Syracuse. One was an option that went out West (option A) and crossed Antelope Dr. at about 4200 West. Option B was …

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  • Syracuse The Beautiful

    We want a better Syracuse.  One that isn’t far from what we see today.  We want the city to be amenable to the residents who live here, with an understanding of what the future holds.  But to do so, takes vision.  A vision that keeps …

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Concerned citizens of Syracuse are reaching out to UDOT, Syracuse City leadership, legislature, and fellow residents to help balance our unique lifestyle with growing transportation needs.