Ok, enough is enough.
I work at Business Depot Ogden. Ever try to go home from BDO? If you live in western Weber County, you’re good, but one or two of us live in Ogden and, let me tell you, you risk your life.
Turn left off of Depot Drive onto 12th Street? You’re crossing two of the busiest lanes on the planet at 5 p.m. Second Street is the better alternative but, guess what? Someone decided to block it off this week to dig up a sewer pipe, or something. Yes, they did this the week after someone else completely repaved the street. What did you expect.
And anyway, 2nd Street is only two lanes. It’s going to get very busy, that light on Wall is going to back up as employment out here grows. A second outlet on 12th Street is needed.
So: Main complaint, BDO has been out here for 10 years or better and has still, despite efforts, been unable to get a traffic light on 12th Street so that employees at the depot could get home without being killed.
Now that Home Depot is bringing a new call center to BDO (click) that’s 691 more employees who will be risking their lives. Either that or clogging 2nd Street which will no doubt prompt more sewer work.
Unless they all want to turn right on 12th of course. Does UDOT’s management own stock in housing development companies on the west side of the county.
I cannot figure out why Ogden is not demanding a light there. Seriously, this situation endangers Ogden residents, and if Ogden hopes to attract people to live in Ogden when they work at BDO then it would help if they could get home alive. Dead people rarely shop in Ogden stores.
Or would Ogden rather those people live out west, and pay their taxes to western cities, and shop in western cities.
Need I mention: When the Deseret Industries AND the state of Utah opened, respectively, a thrift store and a liquor store on Wall Avenue not too long ago, a traffic light sprang up at that intersection like magic.
Undue influence? I am sure there was none.