The latest push to save Legacy Parkway

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The latest push to save Legacy Parkway

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (ABC4 News) – The fate of Legacy Parkway may come down to a meeting Wednesday night with the Legacy Parkway Citizen’s Committee.

Legacy Parkway stretches 11.5 miles along the Great Salt Lake Wetlands and it is considered a scenic byway. 

For 15 years commuters and residents have enjoyed taking Legacy Parkway because of a truck ban. 

A pair of bills failed to get out of their respective committees during the 2019 legislative session that would keep the truck ban in place next year.

“It was amazing to see the massive outpouring of support from organizations, citizens groups, and government entities up and down the Wasatch Front ramp up over the past three months,” says Angie Keeton, founder of the Save Legacy Parkway Citizen’s Committee.

“I want all of them to know we aren’t done. We heard their concerns and heard their stories of the great value this beautiful parkway has brought to the west side of Davis County and to all who enjoy its parks, trails, and roadway. We still believe in ‘Utah’s Legacy’ and want to make sure that no matter what happens on January 1, 2020, we are prepared to protect it.”

Over 1,200 people signed an online petition stating they want the truck ban to stay in place.

Terry Cirillo a West Bountiful resident tells ABC4 News, “I think it will destroy all of the wildlife, the environment. I believe that the environment is crucial the way we have it now and I think it will destroy it if we allow truckers.”

Opponents tell ABC4 News lifting the truck ban is a good thing for Utahns in the valley. 

“I don’t think it’s necessarily fair for all of the traffic to be on I-15. The trucks are going to have to go someplace. Spreading the traffic out is a positive for people that live close to I-15 like I do,” said Farmington resident  Kyle McMullin.

Local and State Officials will be meeting to go over their options with Save Legacy Parkway Citizens Committee during a public meeting Wednesday night beginning at 7 pm. 

The meeting will be held at: 
        Foxboro Elementary School
                587 Foxboro Dr.
                North Salt Lake, 84054
 

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