UDOT held a public comment period from April 28 to May 28, 2023 on the Alternatives Development and Screening Methodology Report. This report identifies criteria and measures for evaluation and guides which alternative(s) is carried forward for detailed evaluation in the environmental study.
The Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) mission is to keep Utah moving while enhancing quality of life through transportation improvements in our state. UDOT is conducting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to improve regional and local mobility at the Interstate 80 (I-80) and SR-224 interchange at Kimball Junction and on SR-224 from Kimball Junction through the Olympic Parkway intersection in Summit County, Utah.
The purpose of the EIS is to address transportation-related mobility for all users of the Kimball Junction area. The proposed alternatives in the EIS currently include:
- Taking no action
- Alternative A: split-diamond interchange and intersection improvements
- Alternative B: grade-separated intersections with one-way frontage roads to the I-80 interchange
- Alternative C: intersection improvements with pedestrian enhancements
- Other reasonable alternatives (if identified during the EIS process)
The needs assessment evaluation area includes the I-80 and SR-224 interchange at Kimball Junction and SR-224 from Kimball Junction through the two at-grade intersections on SR-224 at Ute Boulevard and Olympic Parkway. The evaluation area also extends from milepost (MP) 143.2 to MP 145.6 on I-80.
Additional alternatives may be introduced and evaluated based on public and stakeholder feedback that may result in revisions to the study area.
UDOT is preparing an EIS to evaluate improvements at the I-80 and SR-224 interchange at Kimball Junction, and on SR-224 from Kimball Junction through the Olympic Parkway intersection in Summit County. This project builds on and uses information from the Kimball Junction and SR-224 Area Plan.
The project team most recently held a 30-day public comment period to get your feedback on the Alternatives Development and Screening Methodology Report. This report identifies criteria and measures for evaluation and guides which alternative(s) is carried forward for detailed evaluation in the EIS.
The community’s comments on the criteria, measures and data used to screen the alternatives in the EIS will help determine how an alternative is further analyzed. We have collected all questions and comments submitted throughout the public comment period and will take them into consideration moving forward.
The project team has been coordinating with federal, state, and local agencies throughout the study and will continue to do so as the study progresses. Public and agency comments help define the project purpose, the range of alternatives that should be evaluated, and the criteria used to evaluate the proposed transportation improvements in the EIS process.
The study team will follow the EIS process established by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This includes:
- Learning about issues, needs and potential solutions from the public and other stakeholders.
- Establishing a purpose and need for any proposed improvements.
- Developing a broad range of potential transportation solutions.
- Evaluating environmental impacts of those proposed solutions.
- Selecting an alternative that best meets the needs.
- Continuous public and stakeholder engagement.
ALTERNATIVE SCREENING COMMENT PERIOD
April 28 – May 28, 2023 11:59 MST
Complete the form below to submit a comment and/or receive project updates. An email address must be provided in order to receive project updates but is not required to submit a comment.
Comments provided to the project team will be reviewed and considered by UDOT as it develops the project. All comments received will be documented in the project record. The study team will contact you if they need additional information or clarification.
Comments that are publicly displayed through online tools must follow our UDOT Social Media Policy Participant Code of Conduct. Comments that are unacceptable under that policy may be removed at the administrator’s discretion.
For more information on the UDOT environmental study underway in the Kimball Junction area and to share your ideas, please contact the project team through one of the ways listed below.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by UDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022, and executed by FHWA and UDOT.