KUER Local News
4:06 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Magna Main Street Project Set for Completion...Finally

Magna residents will finally see the completion of the Main Street road project thanks to a federal highway grant of 790-thousand dollars. The Magna Livable Streets Project will improve both sides of the road between 83-hundred and 88-hundred west. The project adds landscaping, safety upgrades like wider sidewalks and better lighting plus improved access. Salt Lake County Major Peter Corroon says the project started during the first days of his administration in 2005.

At his last official press conference as Salt Lake County Mayor, Peter Corroon announces new federal grant for Magna Livable Street Project
Credit Bob Nelson

"Now in 2012, 2013 we’ll do the rest of Magna Main Street. It’s been a long time coming and we’re thrilled to finally have the money available to do this project," Corroon said.

He says there were 600 applicants for the federal grant money and Salt Lake County was one of only 83 to land the funding. He says it was successful because of the county’s reputation for bringing good projects in on time and on budget.

Peter Corroon thanks the press for being kind to him while he was Salt Lake County Mayor. (2005-2012)
Credit Bob Nelson