BY ADAM C. OLSON
Clipper Staff Writer
NORTH SALT LAKE -- Anyone who regularly drives into Davis County on U.S. 89 may have noticed something odd happening in the gravel pits in North Salt Lake: they're filling up.
At least two of them are. The two northernmost pits -- the CPC and the Kimball gravel pits -- should be filled before the 2002 Winter Games come to town.
NSL City Manager Collin Wood said the Kimball pit, which hasn't been in use for years, should be filled by the end of the summer. It is being filled with material excavated from Salt Lake City's Gateway project.
The larger of the two pits, the CPC gravel pit, will take longer, possibly between 12 and 18 months.
"CPC is a little larger hole," Wood said. "They need more aggregate and rock. They couldn't use a lot of the clay (from the Gateway project)."
The old Kimball gravel pit will be leveled off either at, or slightly higher than, the height of the frontage road.
The CPC pit, which is further north, has a more dramatic change in elevation as its northern side rises up into the foothills. That pit will be terraced.
"The plan for both Kimball and the lower part of CPC is commercial," Wood said. "They should be filled with that in mind."
The planned connection between Eagle Ridge Boulevard and U.S. 89 will cut across the upper, northern end of the CPC pit.
There are currently four gravel pits within the limits of North Salt Lake, including the CPC and the Kimball pits. They are, from north to south: CPC, Kimball, the Thomas gravel pit and the Breitling gravel pit which reaches the county line.
Only the Breitling pit is still in use. The Thomas pit was shut down for non-compliance with the city. All four pits have been major suppliers for the reconstruction of I-15.