Residents offer Main Street traffic solutions
News that Logan is in line for $52 million in state funding to relieve traffic congestion on Main Street generated a lot of web traffic last week, with many Cache Valley residents offering their own solutions to the problem.
An article posted online by The Herald Journal received close to 8,000 page views and drew more than 150 comments to the newspaper’s Facebook page. The comments included input from former Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders, who spent years in meetings aimed at Main Street traffic solutions, such as eliminating streetside parking or creating more north-south thoroughfares to ease the flow on Main.
“All this has been studied at least three times during the time I was at UDOT,” Saunders said. “The problem is, there will be ‘fallout’ politically, and local leaders lack the political will to just select an alternative and go with it. That’s what needs to happen — pick one and go forward. Don’t study it again and waste that money.” Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.
This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.