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Highway Project Through Book Cliffs In Utah Suspended

A group of rural counties in Utah has suspended a highway construction project that would run through the Book Cliffs in Grand County. KUER-FM reported that the group called the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition voted Friday to halt the project because of opposition from residents who live in the county where the highway would be built. County officials say the 35-mile road would run through East Canyon and would connect tourist destinations in eastern Utah. County Commission Chair Mary McGann said it is likely the project was suspended because the coalition couldn’t secure right-of-way for the road.