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Press releaseEAGLE MOUNTAIN -- As the UDOT project to widen SR-73 nears its conclusion, it became apparent to residents and elected officials in Eagle Mountain that another eastbound lane from 800 West in Saratoga Springs to SR-68 (Redwood Road) would greatly help the flow of traffic. As planned, the project was going to add one westbound lane.
"We received a number of calls and emails from Eagle Mountain residents concerned about an additional eastbound lane," said Scott Thompson, public information manager for UDOT. "We were able to reexamine our project and add an additional eastbound lane with our existing right-of-way. Hopefully, we'll make the commute for everyone in and out of Eagle Mountain a little easier."
Mayor Heather Jackson, who along with city council members had contacted UDOT and also urged residents to express their concerns, is happy the community has been heard.
"We commend the citizens and elected officials of Eagle Mountain for voicing their concerns about the road," Mayor Jackson said. "We appreciate UDOT for listening and acting upon these concerns. This is a great example of how our community works together for our benefit. We look forward to the funding of five lanes to Ranches Parkway."
Thompson said the project may be finished this week, depending on weather. The striping of the new eastbound lane is scheduled for Wednesday, if colder temperatures don't prevent it.
(Courtesy of Eagle Mountain City)