With Summer in full swing, the requirement to conserve our water resources could not be more important. The regional drought is upon us, and each of us must do our part. The city council passed a resolution last month requesting us to not water our lawns between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please make sure you help preserve our water resources.
As I mentioned in the June 2021 issue of the Roy Connection, the Utah Transportation Commission has voted, and Roy’s 5600 South Road (SR-97) project was approved. All indications suggest we will see construction starting in the spring of 2023, lasting two years. It will involve changes to the I-15 Interchange and widening of 5600 S. to five lanes. To better understand what will be taking place, please go to www.udot.utah.gov/5600SouthEA/. From this website, click on “Storymap”. There are important details provided on this site.
There will be impacts to both residents and business property owners. The plan includes a pedestrian bridge at the D&RG Rail Trail over 5600 S., bicycle lanes, and a multi-purpose trail along the south side of 5600. A new signal light on 3100 W. and another pedestrian Hawk Signal light will be placed at the intersection of 2100 W.
To better understand the potential impacts to residents and business properties, you must scroll down the page and click on the “Historic and Right-of-Way Impacts”. This link will provide details of properties that will be involved. Whether full acquisition (yellow) or partial acquisition (red), it will identify the properties affected. Although this design may not be the final one, Roy City will be working with UDOT to help look for possible adjustments and alternatives. We will also help address questions that residents and business owners might have. For two years, this project will be disruptive, but once done, it will provide considerable relief to our traffic challenges in the city.
As always, we welcome your comments and value your input. If you have questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or the city council at email@example.com.
Be safe and keep your family safe.
Mayor Robert Dandoy