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West Davis Highway gets high marks after 7 weeks; noise still an issue for some

Feb 27, 2024, 2:00 PM

The new West Davis Highway in Davis County on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. The new 16-mile, four-lane divi...

The new West Davis Highway in Davis County on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. The new 16-mile, four-lane divided highway runs from I-15 near Glovers Lane in Farmington to West Point. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

LAYTON — The West Davis Highway is garnering positive marks from users along the corridor after opening just seven weeks ago, though some issues have emerged as well, including increased noise, at least in some areas.

“For the most part, the new highway has been very well-received by the public,” said Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Mitch Shaw. “Much of the feedback has centered around how the road has helped improve quality of life for commuters — shorter commute times, less stress, easier commute.”

The new 16-mile corridor, opened to the public on Jan. 6 after about two-and-a-half years of work, traverses western Davis County, extending from West Point south to Farmington and Centerville, where it ties into I-15 and Legacy Parkway. It’s a divided, four-lane, limited-access roadway meant in part to ease congestion along I-15, speed north-south traffic flow and accommodate the growing population in Davis County.

Kaysville Mayor Tami Tran noted the speedier connection to the Salt Lake Valley for those in the communities west of I-15 and the new trails and trail connections that are part of the West Davis Highway plans. Going north, the roadway traverses the western edges of Farmington, Kaysville and Layton and cuts into Syracuse and a small section of West Point.

The image shows the entry and exit points to the West Davis Highway, which goes from Farmington to West Point. The $750 million roadway opened to traffic on Jan. 6. (Photo: Utah Department of Transportation)

Please read Tim Vandenack’s complete story at KSL.com.

 

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West Davis Highway gets high marks after 7 weeks; noise still an issue for some