Rock for Utah: The I-80 South Quarry

Feb. 9, 2022 – This just in from the “community outreach is critical” department: Granite Construction and Tree Farm LLC are partnering to develop the I-80 South Quarry in Parleys Canyon, Utah. A website detailing the project is available to view, and hopefully it will create a positive perception of the project, allowing it to ultimately move forward. In the past decade, Utah’s population has grown at the fastest rate in the country, adding more than half a million residents in the last 10 years. With annual per-capita aggregate demand around 10 tons, the rapidly growing Salt Lake City area will require 258 million tons of various aggregates over the next 20 years. Failing to develop new, local aggregate sources will have serious consequences on the environment and economy. Materials will need to be transported longer distances, increasing air emissions, road wear and fuel use. Long-term importation of aggregates is not a sustainable practice. The depth of information on the site is admirable and other producers seeking to win hearts and minds can note this site as a very good template.

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