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Semi-Truck Ban, Speed Limit On Legacy Parkway Expire On Jan. 1

Dec 30, 2019, 1:23 PM

Signs on northbound I-215 warn that no trucks are allowed on Legacy Parkway on Wednesday, March 20,...

Signs on northbound I-215 warn that no trucks are allowed on Legacy Parkway on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo: Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

(Photo: Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

FARMINGTON, Utah – Legacy Parkway, which runs alongside the Legacy Nature Preserve in Davis County, was finished in 2008 with a sunset clause that kept the speed limits at 55 miles per hour and restricted semi-trucks from traveling on it during certain periods.

That clause will expire on Jan. 1, 2020.

The Utah legislature declined to renew the truck ban, according to a report from KSL NewsRadio. UDOT spokesman John Gleason said the agency doesn’t have the authority to keep semi-trucks off the stretch of highway.

As for the speed limit, Gleason said a recent study showed drivers are already traveling at approximately 70 miles per hour on the road. So the decision was made to bring the speed limit up.

“With the guidelines of every other road in the state, we have to set the appropriate speed limit,” he said. “The appropriate speed limit for Legacy, we’ve determined, is 65 miles per hour.”

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Semi-Truck Ban, Speed Limit On Legacy Parkway Expire On Jan. 1