LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) began an Environmental Impact Statement in the spring of 2018 for Little Cottonwood Canyon and Wasatch Boulevard in partnership with Utah Transit Authority and the USDA Forest Service to provide an integrated transportation system that improves the reliability, mobility, and safety for residents, visitors, and commuters who use S.R. 210.

Ultimately, the partners seek to deliver transportation options that meet the needs of the community while preserving the value of the Central Wasatch Mountains.

The draft alternatives will be available on June 8, 2020, with a public comment period from June 8 - July 10.

The revised Draft Purpose & Need and Draft Alternatives Development and Screening Methodology and Preliminary Concept Report are now available to view.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carriedout by UDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated January 17, 2017, and executed by FHWA and UDOT

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STUDY AREA MAP

STUDY PROCESS AND TIMELINE

Spring 2018
PUBLIC SCOPING
Spring 2018
Spring 2019
REVISED PUBLIC SCOPING
Spring 2019
Fall 2019
DRAFT PURPOSE AND NEED AND ALTERNATIVE SCREENING CRITERIA
Fall 2019
Summer 2020
ALTERNATIVES DEVELOPMENT AND REFINEMENT
Summer 2020
Summer 2021
DRAFT EIS
Summer 2021
Spring 2022
FINAL EIS
Spring 2022

ALTERNATIVES DEVELOPMENT AND REFINEMENT

The Revised Draft Purpose and Need & Alternative Screening Criteria Report are now available to view.

UDOT is currently working on the development and evaluation of potential transportation alternatives as the next step in the EIS process.

During this phase, UDOT will develop and evaluate transportation alternatives that have been brought forward by stakeholders or were identified in previous studies. These transportation alternatives will be screened based on how they meet the purpose and need, along with quantifying the potential impacts to the social, economic, natural and built environment.

SUBMIT COMMENTS

Comments received outside of formal comment periods are equally valuable to the EIS process and will be considered as part of the alternative development process. These will be documented in the project record but may not be included in project reports.

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CONTACT US

For more information on the transportation planning efforts underway on S.R. 210 and in Little Cottonwood Canyon or to share your ideas, please send the project team an email, give us a call or join the Facebook Group.