The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), in conjunction with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), has identified hundreds of priority transportation projects to enhance mobility, strengthen the economy, connect communities, increase access to opportunities, and improve health along the Wasatch Front. The public is invited to provide input on the selected projects.
The public comment period on the Draft 2022-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is now open and runs through July 31, 2021. The TIP public comment period offers community residents and stakeholders an opportunity to provide input on the proposed projects via an interactive map at https://wfrc.org/tip-2022-2027-draft or by attending one of two open houses:
Tuesday, July 13 Salt Lake Intermodal Center 300 South 600 West Salt Lake City, Utah 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 15 Ogden Intermodal Center 2350 Wall Ave Ogden, Utah 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Representatives will be available at both events to answer questions and take comments about the TIP projects.
The Transportation Improvement Program includes roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects identified for funding over the next six years in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Tooele and Morgan counties, and the urbanized portion of Box Elder County. Roadway projects include additional capacity and improvement to the operation of the region’s transportation system, such as those being studied on I-15 in South Davis County. Transit projects range from a new park-and-ride facility in Brigham City to an environmental study for bus rapid transit at the Point of the Mountain. Bicycle and pedestrian projects include new multi-use paths in communities such as South Weber, West Jordan and Cottonwood Heights, as well as Safe Routes to School projects in Magna, Layton and Roy.
“As we emerge from the pandemic, we are learning just how adaptable and poised for success our region and state are,” said Wasatch FrontRegional Council Chair and Millcreek City Mayor Jeff Silvestrini. “Our transportation system – including roads, transit, sidewalks, paths and bike lanes – is part of the strong foundation from which we will build our successful future.”
The Draft 2022-2027 TIP helps to meet current transportation needs while simultaneously addressing critical future priorities throughout the region. Projects are funded with federal, state and local resources for the next six years. Major capacity projects in the TIP are selected from Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan. Utah’s transportation agencies work together to develop the Unified Transportation Plan using extensive analysis and careful planning to identify and prioritize projects for the coming decades. The transportation system is planned and designed to consider growth, development and quality of life goals under the broader Wasatch Choice Regional Vision.