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UDOT has several upcoming projects scheduled for sections of I-80 in Summit County. Starting August 1st and going through mid-October, UDOT will be working on the Tollgate Bridge. UDOT Travel Information Manager Lisa Miller explains the project.

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The Wasatch County Council met last week on a couple of water issues along with a discussion about the Highway 40 corridor management plan. Planning efforts are underway to build a bypass route around Heber City and the County Council wanted to be sure Heber municipal is on board with the overall management plan.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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Heber City officials, residents and business owners have talked for years about the need to divert traffic off US Highway 40 with a bypass road. The Heber Valley Chamber Bureau wants the state of Utah to deed a 6 mile stretch of the highway to Heber City in order to take through traffic around the downtown area. Carolyn Murray has this:  

The Utah Department of Transportation is creating a rest stop for trucks in lower Silver Creek, near the Bell's station. County Manager Tom Fisher admitted they have little input there. Rick Brough has more:

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The Summit County Council does not have any authority over the proposed Jeremy Ranch noise wall. Council member Chris Robinson notes, they haven't been able to shake the controversy. Rick Brough has more:

Residents Speak Out Against Huge I-80 Noise Wall

Apr 10, 2018
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The group Citizens Against the Wall is asking Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to stop the noise wall project planned along the west side of Interstate Highway 80 until the criteria that the Utah Department of Transportation used in its decision-making process to build the wall can be investigated.

You’re likely safer riding a chairlift, gondola or tram than you are getting behind the wheel of your car. As we reported, a chairlift malfunction at Park City Mountain resort in mid-January resulted in an injury. However, according to the National Ski Areas Association, accidents that cause injury or death on chairlifts are rare. Carolyn Murray reports.

The Jupiter chairlift at Park City Mountain malfunctioned in mid-January, and a former employee tells KPCW that someone was injured in the accident. KPCW was alerted to the chairlift incident in February and has been investigating the details since then. An attorney we spoke to who specializes in ski resort litigation says it's hard to get information about an industry that is essentially its own watchdog. Carolyn Murray reports.   

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If you were trying to get out of town on State Road 224 Thursday evening, or into town on 224 Friday morning, you were probably frustrated by flashing traffic lights and four-way stops at major intersections.  Carolyn Murray has the story:

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UDOT has completed noise balloting for the I-80 Westbound Truck Lane and Wildlife Improvements project.  With 93 % voting in favor of a noise barrier, the results surpass UDOT’s noise abatement requirements. The variable height, 7 to 17 foot high  barrier will be built as part of a larger freeway project scheduled for 2018.The announcement was sent to KPCW late in the day last Friday, right before the long holiday weekend.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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