Gov. Huntsman Insists He's Working to Complete Legacy Highway

Gov. Huntsman Insists He's Working to Complete Legacy Highway

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(KSL News) -- There is still no word about finalizing a compromise to complete Legacy Highway.

The Governor, key lawmakers, and environmentalists announced a deal a few weeks ago. But since then, some Democrats and a number of Republicans have brought up concerns, and say they won't support the compromise. As a result, a special session to finalize the deal has been put on hold.

Today the Governor insisted he'll keep working to make sure the Legacy project gets done.

Gov Huntsman: "It is not falling apart. We have a term sheet that is, as of today, incomplete on a couple issues. And once we have a resolution on those issues, we'll see whether we have the votes."

Sticking points include provisions that would ban big-rig trucks and billboards along the new highway.

Some conservative lawmakers are also concerned about setting a precident, because the deal came after environmentalists essentially held the project 'hostage' with a lawsuit.

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