Legislature Approves Legacy Highway Study

Legislature Approves Legacy Highway Study

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah legislators agreed today to redouble efforts to build the Legacy Highway.

The House and Senate approved legislation that funds a two-year, full-blown environmental impact study for the proposed Davis County bypass.

A federal appeals court last September held that a lesser study was insufficient for a highway that would cross Great Salt Lake wetlands.

Legacy is envisioned as a highway stretching from Brigham City to Nephi, but its first segment would run 14 miles from Farmington to Salt Lake City's western suburbs.

The Legislature approved the Legacy study as part of a 78-point-five (M)million dollar highway bond to be repaid with proceeds from a portion of the sales tax.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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