Sam Penrod ReportingA new road that will link Salt Lake and Utah Counties is about to open, and it didn’t cost taxpayers a cent.
The road took millions of dollars to build, but it is a private developer who plans to build nearly four thousand homes on top of the Point of the Mountain over the next several years.
Work crews are finishing up today the last stretch of paving for what will be known as Suncrest Drive. It's a five mile stretch of road, built from the Alpine-Highland Highway in Utah County, to the top of the ridge. The Salt Lake County side of the road has been done for about three years already. It will be a public road and Draper and Highland will take control of it and maintain it and keep it plowed when the snow flies.
Ty McCutcheon, Suncrest Development: "It's primarily meant to serve the residents of Suncrest, however we expect some folks will want a scenic drive. Certainly it is a beautiful road and I think from time to time people might cut through."
With the road about to open, it will mean a boom in home construction on the Utah County side. Three thousand homes are in the plans for the area, which will add more than ten thousand new residents to the area.