Logan City working on plans to make steep dugway safer for walkers

Logan Mayor Craig Petersen had a ready answer for a caller on <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2015_11_19_324_39551_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Speak to the Mayor program on Wednesday</a>. Someone called to complain about what he felt was a dangerous situation in the city’s Island neighborhood.

The caller referred to the steep dugway where Utah State University students and a lot of other people walk, sometimes several times a day.

Petersen said he grew up just two blocks from there and realizes its danger. He said plans are already under way to correct it.

“On the east side of the road there is about a two foot strip of six inch elevated-asphalt that people walk up and down,” Petersen replied. “And it’s dangerous; very, very dangerous. 

“Our plan, and we’ve started the design on it, is to put a sidewalk on the west side of the steep dugway so it would join up with the Boulevard Trail. It will probably be a heated sidewalk.”

The mayor said the project was put out for bid earlier and because it was a busy construction time the bids came in very high. He said the bid will be going out again soon.

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