- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - Transportation officials say they’re considering ways to improve traffic flow and safety on a busy and congested stretch of U.S. 89 from Farmington to Interstate 84.

Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders tells the Standard-Examiner (https://bit.ly/2kbSEMW ) that daily traffic is projected to increase by about 40 percent by 2040 due to increased development.

That’s after average daily traffic through Layton increased by about 5,000 vehicles between 2005 and 2015.

The department plans an open house about an improvements study next Thursday at East Layton Elementary School.

Saunders says big trucks use the highway as a shortcut between interstates 15 and 84, at speeds that sometimes approach freeway flow.

The new study will update one from 1996, and will focus on the number of access points and safety hazards.


Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net

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