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Sierra Club Fighting New Legacy Parkway Proposal

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CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) -- The Sierra Club is expressing concern over plans by transportation officials to connect the Legacy Parkway and the planned North Legacy Parkway.

The environmental group says the land west of the planned Legacy Parkway is home to significant wetlands.

The Utah Department of Transportation is currently studying the area to determine where a connecting road could be placed.

In 2001, the Sierra Club sued to stop construction of Legacy Parkway because of environmental concerns. The suit was settled in 2005, and an injunction against construction was lifted in 2006.

Legacy Parkway, which is being built to help alleviate traffic congestion between Farmington and Salt Lake City, is scheduled to be completed next year.

The North Legacy project is still in the planning stages and would extend the Legacy Parkway into Weber County. Currently the routes would connect using I-15 in Farmington.

------ Information from: Standard-Examiner.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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