Ogden— The Utah Department of Transportation invites the public to an open house on Thursday, February 16, for an introduction to a State Environmental Study addressing the future expansion of US-89 in Davis County.

The public is urged to come and explore ideas and make suggestions to members of the study team. The open house will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at East Layton Elementary, 2470 East Cherry Lane in Layton.

“This will be an excellent opportunity for the community to express their input on this future project on US-89, but no solutions will be offered at this point,” said UDOT Project Manager Michael Romero.  “We hope to address what citizens believe are the needs of both the community and of motorists utilizing this busy corridor that stretches from I-15 in Farmington to I-84 in South Weber.  

“We value people’s opinions and want to hear the ideas they have about this corridor,” Romero said. “This segment of US-89 is a critical piece of our state’s transportation system, so it’s important that we get as much input as we possibly can as we begin this important study.”

The open house is informal, so interested persons can attend at any time during the meeting to participate in the discussion about the environmental study and the future expansion of US-89. The project manager, traffic engineers, and public information coordinators will be available to hear your ideas and suggestions, and answer questions.

“Once this valuable public input is gathered, UDOT will carefully study it and begin to develop solutions that will be presented later,” Romero said.

The public is encouraged to submit ideas and suggestions online before the meeting at udot.utah.gov/us89. The form will close February 15, and will reopen for further comments on February 17.  It will remain open through February 28.  Other questions or concerns can be directed to the Study Hotline at 888-752-US89 (8789).