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Little Cottonwood Transit Project Public Comment Period Extended to September 3rd

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Due to public interest in the Utah Department of Transportation’s proposed solutions for traffic congestion in Little Cottonwood Canyon, the department has extended public comments for the project to September 3rd.


The years-long process to find a way to alleviate the traffic problems experienced year round in Little Cottonwood Canyon looks to be nearing its final stages with public hearings scheduled for this month and the public comment period for the project officially closing on September 3rd.


Comments may be submitted on the project’s website, via email, voicemail, written letter, or in-person at a public hearing.  

The Utah Department of Transportation released its final two recommendations for the project in late June. One option includes expanding SR 210 to include dedicated bus lanes, and the other is an ambitious aerial gondola which, if constructed, would be the longest in the world.


Both options are estimated to cost over $500 million. Resort executives at Snowbird and Alta have expressed support for the gondola option.


Park City has been looking into creative transit solutions as well and studied its own gondola option last year, but there are currently no plans for the city council to revisit aerial transit in the immediate future.


UDOT hosted an open house and public hearing on the project Tuesday at Butler Middle School in Cottonwood Heights. The hearing can be rewatched on the project’s Facebook and Instagram pages. A dedicated virtual public hearing is also scheduled for July 20th.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.
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