Today is the day for the US-191 realignment public hearing in Vernal. Larry Montoya, UDOT Project Manager, explains that the proposed project would eliminate the switchbacks and replace them with longer, more gradual curves that are easier to navigate and safer for all drivers. The project will enhance safety by including an emergency runaway truck ramp and climbing and passing lanes. The project began in 2021 and is currently in the environmental study and preliminary design phase. UDOT is completing the environmental analysis which is expected to be finalized by spring 2023. Construction is anticipated to get underway in 2025. Plan to attend the public hearing on January 17th from 4 to 7pm in the Vernal City Hall Community Room.