The project team is currently reviewing all comments submitted during the 45-day comment period to help inform the EIS process, including refining the draft purpose and need and alternative screening criteria and developing draft alternatives.The public comments made during the scoping comment period will be included in a Scoping Summary Report and UDOT expects that will be available to view on the website later this summer.
The next step in the environmental study process is the development of draft alternatives, which will be occurring over the next several months. UDOT expects to hold a public open house and comment period this fall to receive input on the alternatives that will be considered in the EIS process. After the fall open house and comment period, conceptual alternatives will be put through a screening process to determine which alternatives will further be evaluated in greater detail. The results of the screening process will be included in an Alternatives Development and Screening Process report and shared with the public.
More information on the next public input opportunity will be provided as the project schedule is refined and more details are available.