Cache County agrees with Logan and Nibley on plan to improve intersection

Safety concerns and traffic flow at the intersection of 3200 S. and Highway 89/91 have been a topic of discussion for years and plans to improve the area are finally moving forward.

The Utah Department of Transportation received a unanimous recommendation from Cache County, Logan City and Nibley City on one of three proposed alternatives to realign 3200 S. and 2000 W.

Cache County Council members discussed the options during Tuesday night’s council meeting before taking a final vote.

The three jurisdictions agree on Alternative 2, which includes a newly-designed signalized intersection at 3000 South and U.S. Hwy 89/91. The plan would add a roundabout on 3200 South, closing access to U.S. Highway 89/91. The northbound and southbound access from 2000 West to the highway would also be closed off.

“You’re not going to have a perfect solution, it just doesn’t exist any more,” according to Josh Runhaar, County Development Services Director. “We are trying to find the best alternative in a menagerie of problems.”

Those problems include 46 accidents since 2010, including fatalities and injuries, according to the county. Not to mention traffic flow is a nightmare during specific times of the day.

“Something needs to be done at this intersection; it’s getting worse in this area, not better,” said Runhaar. “This is the highest risk intersection in the valley, I believe.”

Now that UDOT has a recommendation from the jurisdictions, work on finalizing a design will continue this year with construction to potentially begin sometime next year.

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  • Exasperated Resident April 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm Reply

    If this is the most dangerous intersection in the valley, why can we only expect construction to “potentially begin sometime next year”? The local paper reported in April of 2018 that Logan city was purchasing Ted’s Service station to accommodate this change. If all the stakeholders have agreed on a plan, public safety ought to merit a little more than discussion this year.

  • IronSmith April 26, 2019 at 1:00 am Reply

    i don’t understand the signalized and roundabout also I don’t understand a roundabout on a major road like this. how big is this thing going to be?

  • Larsen April 26, 2019 at 9:40 am Reply

    The roundabout is next to Ted’s and will hardly be used, but this is ridiculous, why would they not route it to 2900 S, considering that’s industrial, doesn’t affect a farm, will be equally as busy intersection within years and is easy to connect too…

  • Mary Ann Hubbell April 26, 2019 at 10:00 am Reply

    I see they still want our driveway. Since they don’t have to buy Ted’s property, maybe they can buy ours. The thought of school buses and garbage trucks turning around under our bedroom window is not exciting.

  • Heather April 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm Reply

    Come on! Another year? So how did the new traffic light by Barker’s (the Y) get completed in a matter of days (and isn’t really even necessary). Our children use that horrible turn by Ted’s to get to school. Multiple semi trucks use it constantly. That’s the most frightening turn in the valley. How many more crashes are going to happen? Get it done NOW!

  • Audree York April 27, 2019 at 2:51 am Reply

    A roundabout closing it off???? The northbound traffic turning onto 3200 now have to backtrack, and the southbound from 3200 now have to backtrack. Seems to me they didn’t put much thought into where most of this traffic comes from. Just turn the 3200 intersection into a light, and that problem will be more than helped. Any other turning traffic nearby can use the light changes as a break in traffic.

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