By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Preston City is moving ahead with plans to open 400 East at U.S. 91. The access to the highway was at one time open, but closed several years ago after a highway-widening project was completed.
Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said several businesses and residents have indicated a desire to reopen the intersection. “We’ve been working on this for several months. The city has been working with the state highway department on the concept and now is in a position to move ahead.”
City engineer Derek Kimball said the highway department would prefer a 90-degree angled entrance onto the highway, but added that isn’t feasible because of private property boundaries in the area.
The city council on Monday voted to move ahead with a plan that will reopen the intersection as it once was.
“This project will begin as soon as weather allows this spring and hopefully will be completed by June 30,” said Kimball.
“When completed the intersection will be as it historically was prior to the highway-widening project and will be on an angle.”
“There will be curb and gutter on the east and west sides of 400 South, just off the highway. There will also be a drainage swale on the east side of 400 South,” he explained.
“There will be a curb on the west side to define the road from Ransom’s convenience store.”
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