I'm very impressed by the bold actions of our governor. I support his
I have been nothing but impressed, from the beginning all the way through, with
the obviously competent management, the excellent planning, and the safety of
the traffic configurations brought to bear during the construction project. From
top to bottom, those who have been involved in all aspects of this massive
project have done a yeoman's job and are leaving us with a very useful
corridor. Thank you all.
I commute to work in Provo daily. There has been occasional glitches but
overall, the project went far better than I expected. Hats off to everyone
One piece I heard yesterday about this visit by the Governor was that he was
vindicated by this visit. It was stumping for people that forgot that his
coffers increased by $80,000. Just because this group of companies may be
finishing the project early, it doesn't mean a whole lot if they had
problems with the Governor's ethics or appearance of his ethical questions
that haven't been answered. He may have been voted in but as Mr. Cooke
said, "The end doesn't justify the means." If the Governor wants
that type of mark on his legacy that the I-CORE project was finished early but
he gave up ethics for that is not worth it. Integrity is what the I in I-CORE
should mean. It got blemished when the Governor put himself into the UDOT
process of getting a company he wanted awarded the project at a $13,000,000
grant to the other company that didn't get the contract. Supposedly, that Other Company got the $13,000,000 for their efforts in
attempting to get the contract. Did that actually pay them for their plans so
that Wadsworth could use them?
I guess "the end justifies the means."Congratulations, Gary,
despite all the apparent corruption, we got some nice roads out of it.
If you recall, the other contractor (Flatiron/Skanska/Zachry) is connected with
the poor quality work done on Timpanogos Highway. So, I'm glad that
despite the means we got a better contractor with less quality issues on the
CORE project! It would be awesome for the contractors to meet this goal,
functional use of the highway before the bulk of winter weather would be such a
blessing to those driving the corridor.
My understanding also is that the accident rate along Utah County I-15 during
reconstruction has been far less than the Salt Lake County I-15 when it was
being redone in preparation for the Olympics.
good grief Provo River Constructions is the major contractor for a 1.5B dollar
project? Holy cow the owners can definitely retire LOL.