Utah Division of Water Resources and UTA 
Partner to Purchase Property

Utah Division of Water Resources and UTA 
Partner to Purchase Property

Published 03-04-19

Salt Lake City (December 4, 2018) – Utah Division of Water Resources (DWRe) and UTA are partnering to jointly acquire property in Box Elder County adjacent to Union Pacific’s existing rail corridor.

  • DWRe will acquire a 100-foot wide utility corridor between South Willard and Brigham City. While final alignments are far from being determined, and won’t be until a NEPA process takes place, the purchase of this corridor preserves a pipeline alignment option tied to the potential future development of the Bear River. The corridor could additionally be used for several other future utilities.
  • UTA will be acquiring a 40-foot wide corridor to preserve options for a future transit line. UTA’s corridor will begin in Weber County and terminate in Brigham City.
  • UTA and DWRe would like to acquire property before development occurs. This will help reduce negative impacts to landowners and has a potential cost-savings benefit.
  • It is anticipated that the utility right-of-way could be developed into a linear park feature and used as part of development for open space requirements.

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