PaysonI-15in­ter­changes­tudy to­take­longerthanex­pected

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The Utah Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, the Fed­eral High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Payson City are pre­par­ing an En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact State­ment that eval­u­ates the in­ter­change at Payson’s Main Street (SR-115) and I-15. This study is an­a­lyz­ing trans­porta­tion con­di­tions and will rec­om­mend po­ten­tial so­lu­tions to meet cur­rent and fu­ture needs.

The project team is cur­rently com­plet­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal anal­y­sis for the Draft EIS in­clud­ing ad­dress­ing com­ments re­ceived from UDOT and FWHA. This anal­y­sis will take longer than orig­i­nally sched­uled to en­sure that all al­ter­na­tives are fully eval­u­ated in de­tail for their en­vi­ron­men­tal, so­cial, and eco­nomic ef­fects.

It is now an­tic­i­pated that the Draft EIS will be pub­lished in the spring of 2017. A Draft EIS pub­lic hear­ing, which will have an open house for­mat, is also an­tic­i­pated to oc­cur in the spring of 2017 along with a min­i­mum 45-day com­ment pe­riod. Work on the EIS be­gin in late 2014.

The fi­nal EIS is an­tic­i­pated to be pub­lished in late 2017.

Ad­di­tional project in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing de­tails of the pub­lic hear­ing once they be­come avail­able, can be found on the project’s web­site at udot.utah.gov/go/ paysoneis.

For ad­di­tional ques­tions or con­cerns, con­tact the UDOT Pub­lic In­volve­ment Team by phone at 801-859-3770 or by email at paysoneis@utah.gov.

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