LOGAN – Republican State Representative Curt Webb has already announced that he will not be seeking reelection this year so he is now participating in his final legislative session.
On KVNU’s “For the People” program last week he said he is not slowing down during his final session and is in fact working on several different bills, one he refers to as “Access to Public Highways” or House Bill 266. He said anyone who drives down Logan’s Main Street will notice they have closed a lot of accesses that businesses used to have.
With recent commercial development there have been fewer access points to properties along Logan’s Main Street. Webb referenced several of them.
“The 7-Eleven on 700 South you used to be able to get in from the highway,” he said. “Now you have to go around with the new credit union that is there. That’s typical and there are actually quite a few of them. There used to be more entrances to where the new Maverik is on 300 South, but that is only one. UDOT needs to be able control the roads for safety reasons. The question is, when they start taking those highway curb cuts away from property owners how much does that affect the value of the properties and is UDOT required to compensate.”
Webb said he has enjoyed his years on the legislature and the people he associates with.