Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need more right-of-way property?

The property being acquired will create and preserve the corridor for current needs and future projected growth. 


What about the current green belt status my property has?

Each property will be looked at on a case by case basis. Green belt properties taken by County for transportation use are anticipated to be grandfathered into their previous green belt status.


What happens to impacted property features and improvements? (Fence, landscaping, decorative features, etc.)

Just compensation for impacted property features and improvements will be considered and accounted for with the project right-of-way agents. Individual one-on-one meetings to discuss impacts will be scheduled at project open houses or by calling the project hotline at 1-800-304-9960.


What is the property acquisition process?

Property will be acquired during the right-of-way phase of the project starting fall of 2014. Weber County is following the Utah State right-of-way acquisition process. After completing the process, the owner can expect to receive compensation within 4-6 weeks of Weber County signing the agreement.


When can I expect the project team to visit with me concerning my property?

There are signup sheets at the project open houses. If you don’t sign up for a time slot, the project team will contact you after the meetings or call the project hotline at 1-800-304-9960.


Who currently owns 12th Street?

UDOT ownership and maintenance of 12th Street ends at 4700 West. Any portion of 12th Street west of 4700 West is owned and maintained by Weber County.


What about the driveways and access points?

During the final design phase in 2015, each driveway will be modeled as part of the design so that it is built at a useable slope for the owner. Current driveways and access points will be discussed with you during one-on-one visits with county engineering, design and right-of-way specialists.


How can I get more Information about the project?

Contact Weber County’s Project Team one of the following ways:

Toll-free Hotline – 800-304-9960

E-mail – info@12thstreetnow.com

Website – www.12thstreetnow.com/contact-us


Many roadways in Weber County have much higher traffic volume than 12th Street. Is the County

Currently, many areas along the 12th Street corridor are structurally failing and need improvement.  One goal of the project is to upgrade the road.  Another goal of this project is to provide a safe environment for county residents.


Per the Weber County Master Plan for Transportation, when was this project slated for discussion?

The Transportation Master Paln is a tool used for overall county planning and 12th Street has been part of this plan.  For example, the Right-of-Way (ROW) portion of this project was established in 1969 and has been reviewed numerous times since.  In 2008, when the Weber Area Council of Government (WACOG) funding mechanism was created, this project was on the list to be constructed.  WIth the high number of accidents on this roadway and with 12th Street being the busiest road in unincorporated Weber County, WACOG agreed that this project was important.


Why is this project necessary when SR-39 (a State Road) east of 4700 west is not listed for reconstruction until 2035 (I.E. UDOT "B" plan)?

  • Safety on the roadway. According to the Weber County Sheriff’s Department, from 2010 to 2015 YTD, there have been 288 traffic incidents along the 12th Street corridor between 1900 W and 10500 W. During that time, they determined that there were 61 injury accidents, 13 hit & run accidents, and 2 fatality accidents. We do not have control over the timing of the UDOT portion.

What is the official Weber County protocol of public notification of this and any future County road expansion projects?

The project has been discussed in WACOG and Commission Meeting following the state statute with funding approved through a very public process.

We have been advised by UODT consultants on the approach to gathering and disseminating information. Two public open houses were held to introduce the project and gather property owner feedback with notices sent to property owners along the corridor.  Public notice was also placed in the Legal Section of the Standard Examiner.  A third open house was held with a wider audience after many individual one-on-one meetings revealed some design conflicts that were addressed.  This is very typical for UDOT. 


When was, this project discussed by the Commission, and was it on record by the commissioners in a meeting?

  • Originally, the funding was discussed and action was taken in WACOG as mandated through the state statute (reference the WACOG meeting Agenda 8.13, WACOG meeting minutes September 8, 2014, WACOG September 8, 2014 Agenda, WACOG September 9, 2013 Minutes).  Later, action was taken in commission meeting on September 30, 2014, “ACTION ON THE 2014 WEBER COUNTY LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND PROJECT PRIORITIES” with the attachment of all of the projects funded by WACOG

Public Purpose (p.3 of rights of property owner booklet) "Project should be designed to accomplish greatest good with the

We agree and that is why designers have adjusted the alignment to minimize impact to property owners.


How can property be acquired with "NO" completed "final" engineering plan in place?

That is the premise behind Corridor Preservation. According to UDOT, once the engineer provides an alignment, the ROW acquisition process may begin.  

There was $2M in funding for corridor preservation / ROW acquisition. $11M was granted for design and construction. The funding applications had to be submitted as two different projects, maybe that is what is causing some confusion. They are both for the same project funded through the same funding mechanism under the same state statues and process.  Additional funding will come from WACOG, the County or the State.

 


Why is the project team unable give consistent information to property owners?

Our team has worked very hard to maintain consistent information. As the design has progressed, so has information. Also, the project corridor is very long and we’ve learned that information from property owner to property owner has changed as it has been repeated.