Greetings! I just finished perusing the Legacy flyer that came in the mail. I have a few questions for Mr. Todd Jensen, the same ones Iíve asked some of our elected representatives and for which they had no answers. ##M:MORE## I can not see how the Legacy Highway is going to significantly reduce traffic on I-15.
For example: if Iím northbound on I-15 about Warm Springs Road in SLC and I hear on the radio thereís a big jam in North Bountiful, how can I get to the Legacy? I canít, unless I get off I-15 at 2600 South and reverse direction.†Legacy will not help relieve the ensuing jam.†
What if Iím southbound on Legacy and work downtown? There is no way to go east on I-215, then south on I-15. The poorly designed north interchange has no southbound option. My only options are to get off at either 2200 North or 700 North in SLC and weave my way through surface streets, or merge with the I-80 traffic and exit on 600 North or 600 South. And if I do work downtown, the only feasible way to get to†Legacy is†to join the 500 South traffic, merge onto I-80 West and then I-215 North.† What if there is an accident at the Beck Street bridge and a Highway Patrol trooper is southbound on Legacy? There is no way for the trooper to get to the accident and render aid. Or the reverse: the trooper is northbound on I-15 and canít get over to†Legacy to assist a motorist there.† And the biggest gaffe of all? Kissing up to the environmentalists and not allowing semis to use Legacy. Had the new highway been open, that huge truck accident of a couple of weeks ago would probably never have happened as the driver would have merged from I-215 to northbound†Legacy. I hope that Mr. Jensen is correct with his 30 percent traffic reduction prediction on I-15. We'll see.