The proposed Pariette Wash Road would extend the previous portion (paved in late 2006) to the east approximately 14 miles. The project would include a bridge crossing over the Green River, and tie into existing Seep Ridge Road (south or Pelican Lake). Portions of the existing, paved roadway would also be upgraded to greater uniformity by increasing design speed and improving safety of year-round travel.
Travel demand models show that as the extractive industries grow, sections of US-40 in and around Roosevelt will fail due to high car and truck volumes. This project is designed to provide relief by creating more efficient options for heavy truck traffic in the area.
The connection between US-40 (near Myton) and Seep Ridge Road will become a regionally significant part of the transportation system in the Uintah Basin. It will provide more efficient movement between southern portions of the region and points further west.
This corridor could helps reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled, which would ultimately improve air quality.
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The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition is a public implementation and ownership entity that allows its members to build essential regional infrastructure elements that span across county lines. The Coalition’s main roles are to identify revenue-producing infrastructure assets that will benefit the region. Its mission is to plan infrastructure corridors, procure funding, permit, design, secure rights-of-way and own such facilities.