urban infrasctructure

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If you’ve spent any time in the bustling heart of Salt Lake City anytime lately, it probably sounded lively and full of people, like Main Street during lunch hour. Compare that to the lone footsteps of a man walking just a few blocks away, behind the Salt Palace.

File: Google

Officials with Google announced Wednesday that Salt Lake City is on a list of nine cities where the company wants to expand its ultra-high speed network called Fiber.  It would be the same system that residents of Provo are now signing up for. Michael Slinger is the director of business operations for Google.  He says the announcement only marks the beginning of a six to nine month process.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  An inspection by the Army Corps of Engineers has found the levees along the Jordan River Surplus Canal are in “unacceptable” condition.  But Salt Lake County is promising to bring them back up to standard. 

The surplus canal carries excess water from the Jordan River from 21st South to the Great Salt Lake.  It was built in 1910 and plays an important role in Salt Lake County’s flood control system.