The Utah State Legislature approved SB 277 which designated funding to be used by UDOT for transportation improvements that have a significant economic impact associated with recreation and tourism. UDOT recieved $2 million in funding to complete an Environmental Impact Statement.
To provide a balanced, integrated transportation system for residents, visitors, and commuters in Little Cottonwood Canyon and surrounding areas, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is conducting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Little Cottonwood Canyon Road (S.R. 210) and the S.R. 210 Bypass Road. The EIS will evaluate potential improvements that reduce peak congestion and improve recreation and tourism experiences in Little Cottonwood Canyon. These improvements include managing the number of vehicles on the road system, improving vehicle mobility, and improving roadway safety and reliability for all users, while reflecting the character and scale of Little Cottonwood Canyon.
The Little Cottonwood Canyon EIS project study team hosted a public open house on April 10, 2018 at the Cottonwood Heights City Hall. Stakeholders, local agencies and community members had the opportunity to meet the study project study team and comment on the transportation challenges and issues most important to them in the project study area. The comments received at the open house and throughout the scoping period will be used to help the study team formulate alternatives for evaluation and focus the EIS on the issues most important to the community. For the most up to date information or to submit a public comment, please visit udot.utah.gov/littlecottonwoodeis/. Comments may also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Public scoping period ends May 4th.