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UDOT using $20 million for Legacy Highway study

UDOT using $20 million for Legacy Highway study

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LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- The Utah Department of Transportation is allocating $20 million to study an extension of the 14-mile Legacy Highway.

Environmental studies for Legacy North could begin soon, but the actual project may not be ready until many of the people now living in places like Syracuse have raised their children.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) spokesman Vic Saunders says construction of an extension, called North Legacy, is still 10 to 20 years away.

Already Syracuse community development director GJ LaBonty says traffic can be tough. "East-West commuting is just becoming a bear, up here, to get anywhere," he said.

But LaBonty says a 15- to 20-year timetable doesn't surprise him.

Syracuse is one of Davis County's fastest growing cities. However, with other road expansions already in the works, LaBonty says Legacy's timing, at least for his city, should be about right.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story. Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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