The I-80 South Quarry developers estimate that 144 trucks would enter and leave the quarry every day for a total of 288 truck trips using Exit 132- or one truck every 3 minutes.  

A total of 5,788 people died in large-truck crashes in the U.S. in 2021. The number of deaths increased 17% from 2020 and is up 47% in the last 10 years. The majority of deaths in large-truck crashes are occupants of other vehicles (72%), followed by truck occupants (17%), and non-occupants, primarily pedestrians and bicyclists (11%).

In a recent court filing in California, Granite Construction said that they are not responsible for assuring the safety practices of their customers’ truckers before or after they leave the quarry site.  

Gravel trucks in Utah pay one of the lowest registration fees in the nation, so taxpayers subsidize the costs to repair the damage these heavy-duty vehicles do to Utah’s roads and bridges.

Quality of Life Impacts

Property Values

According to a published study, gravel pits and quarries decrease nearby property values significantly by the following amounts: 25-30% for property

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