UDOT wants Logan to look at other alternatives to Main Street banners

Non-profit groups are not ready to give up the idea of Main Street banners to let people know what is going on in Logan and Cache Valley. Logan City removed the banners, reportedly for safety reasons, and Tuesday night Darren Duersch of the Utah Department of Transportation presented his agency’s point of view. Duersch said Main Street is a state road and recognized it as an economic engine.”We certainly are very cognizant of our mission to provide for economic development but we’re also a transportation agency so we have an obligation in regards to that,” Duersch told the Logan City Council. “We’ve not been encouraging other communities to proceed with banner installation,” he continued, “in part because we think there are other alternatives that are perhaps better alternatives with better purpose than spanning at state highway. It’s almost 50,000 vehicles a day.”Among the other alternatives suggested by Duersch were monument signs on city property with electronic messages, side street banners and purchased space on billboards. All sides agreed to have further discussions on the issue.

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