Group Calls Legacy Highway Third Most Wasteful U.S. Project

Group Calls Legacy Highway Third Most Wasteful U.S. Project

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(Ogden-AP) -- The watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense has rated Utah's proposed Legacy Highway as the third most wasteful project in the country.

It said the 120-mile highway planned from Box Elder County to Utah County is redundant and unnecessary.

It said the project is expected to cost two-point-eight (B)billion dollars, and it anticipates that the federal taxes will pay half the cost.

However, the Utah Department of Transportation said the first segment, from Salt Lake to Farmington, is to be funded solely by the state.

The group said the worst projects in the country were the Intercounty Connector in Maryland and Interstate 81 in Virginia.

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