The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has completed a Draft State Environmental Study (SES) for proposed improvements to the State Route 9 (SR-9) in Washington County, Utah between I-15 and the future Southern Parkway connection (approximately 2800 West).
Based on travel demand for the current year and the year 2050, all existing intersections will fail during the weekday PM peak period, and four of the seven intersections will be near or at failing conditions during the AM peak period in 2050.
In addition, all intersections and driveways along SR-9 are at-grade, resulting in safety risks for the traveling public. The primary goals of the project include:
Accommodate 2050 travel demand for local traffic on SR-9;
Accommodate 2050 travel demand for through traffic on SR-9; and
Decrease safety risk at at-grade intersections on a high speed corridor.
Secondary goals of the project include:
Safely accommodate active transportation for both pedestrians and bicyclists;
Accommodate future transit; and
Minimize impacts and cost.
The hearing will include information on the project goals and objectives, alternatives considered, and the identification of the Preferred Alternative and associated impacts. The hearing is open to the public. Project team members will be present to answer questions.
SR-9 Public Hearing
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hurricane Community Center
Desert View Room
63 South 100 West
No formal presentation will be given. Please arrive anytime during the two-hour timeframe to view project materials and speak with a project team member. Doors will open promptly at 5:00 p.m.
The official public comment period will begin on the date of publication of the Draft SES, February 11, 2020 and will end at midnight MST on March 12, 2020. Comments made during the Draft SES public review period will be considered as UDOT prepares the Final SES.
All comments received will be documented in the project record. Comments may be submitted the following ways:
Written comments at the public hearing or through the project website www.udot.utah.gov/SR9improved or Postal Mail:
SR-9 Project Team
3995 S. 700 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
A court reporter will be available at the public hearing to transcribe verbal comments.
The SR-9 project team is also available to answer your questions relating to the environmental document or the Public Hearing via the project hotline, at 435-627-2076.
The meeting will be accessible according to the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). In compliance with the ADA, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and language translation services) during this meeting should notify the project team at 435-627-2076, or SR9improved@utah.gov, at least three days in advance of the meeting.
A copy of the draft SES can be found at the following locations:
Hurricane City Hall, 147 N. 870 W, Hurricane, Utah
Washington City Hall, 111 N 100 E. Washington, Utah
Washington County Office, 197 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah
UDOT Region Four, 210 W. 800 S. Richfield, Utah
UDOT, 5340 W. 200 S., Hurricane, Utah
UDOT Headquarters, 4501 S. Constitution Blvd. Taylorsville, Utah
Lochner, 3995 S. 700 E., Suite 450, Salt Lake City, Utah