To address growth and provide a reliable transportation system for residents, visitors and commuters in Heber City and the surrounding area, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Heber City conducted a corridor planning study in the Heber Valley to identify an alternate route to Heber City’s Main Street. The planning study evaluated potential improvements that:
- Reduce traffic congestion on Main Street, enhance economic development and improve the overall quality of life in Heber City and Wasatch County.
- Alleviate specific types of traffic from Heber City’s Main Street, including large truck traffic.
- Improve safety and mobility in the Main Street corridor.
The route for a future Heber Valley Parkway is not yet final, as the purpose of the corridor planning study was to identify and recommend a corridor where a future roadway could be constructed and identify potential impacts, including wetlands, noise, air quality and property impacts that require further evaluation. A future environmental study will evaluate impacts and determine a preferred alignment.