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Residents Speak Out Against Huge I-80 Noise Wall

Apr 10, 2018
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The group Citizens Against the Wall is asking Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to stop the noise wall project planned along the west side of Interstate Highway 80 until the criteria that the Utah Department of Transportation used in its decision-making process to build the wall can be investigated.

You’re likely safer riding a chairlift, gondola or tram than you are getting behind the wheel of your car. As we reported, a chairlift malfunction at Park City Mountain resort in mid-January resulted in an injury. However, according to the National Ski Areas Association, accidents that cause injury or death on chairlifts are rare. Carolyn Murray reports.

The Jupiter chairlift at Park City Mountain malfunctioned in mid-January, and a former employee tells KPCW that someone was injured in the accident. KPCW was alerted to the chairlift incident in February and has been investigating the details since then. An attorney we spoke to who specializes in ski resort litigation says it's hard to get information about an industry that is essentially its own watchdog. Carolyn Murray reports.   

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If you were trying to get out of town on State Road 224 Thursday evening, or into town on 224 Friday morning, you were probably frustrated by flashing traffic lights and four-way stops at major intersections.  Carolyn Murray has the story:

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UDOT has completed noise balloting for the I-80 Westbound Truck Lane and Wildlife Improvements project.  With 93 % voting in favor of a noise barrier, the results surpass UDOT’s noise abatement requirements. The variable height, 7 to 17 foot high  barrier will be built as part of a larger freeway project scheduled for 2018.The announcement was sent to KPCW late in the day last Friday, right before the long holiday weekend.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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Park City hosted their second open house for the alternative transportation options for SR-224 on Wednesday. KPCW’s Melissa Allison spoke to some residents who said they’d rather city officials waited until the buses were filled to capacity.

Group Says UDOT's Noise Barrier Proposal is Invalid

Dec 6, 2017

Next year the Utah Department of Transportation will install an additional climbing lane on I-80 next to the Jeremy Ranch neighborhood.  Their policy requires they address noise issues related to the additional lane. A battle continues between UDOT and a group of basin residents who are opposed to the construction of the barrier.  Carolyn Murray has this update:

Group Says UDOT is Deceiving Taxpayers

Nov 30, 2017
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The Utah Department of Transportation has published their second engineering review on noise impacts to property owners along I-80 where they plan to construct a climbing lane in 2018.  A new engineering report has been published but a group of citizens continue to challenge the legitimacy of the findings. Carolyn Murray has this: 

Spurred this week by a citizen advocate from Jeremy Ranch, the Summit County Council will have some further discussions about a proposed I-80 noise wall near Jeremy. A work session on the sound wall will be held Monday, November 20 at the Richins Building from 4-6pm. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council heard, again, from a Jeremy Ranch resident who says his group strongly opposes a noise-buffering wall along Interstate 80. In response, the Council is considering putting the item on the agenda for a special meeting they're having on Monday. Rick Brough has more.

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