I worked in the Ogden area for years and spoke with many residents in those neighborhoods. The developers knew full well the DOT had a long term plan to build the extension through that area, and yet they chose to move forward with building those neighborhoods anyway. This isn't a case of the DOT coming out and dropping a bombshell on these people, the extension has been in the planning stages for nearly a decade. If I remember correctly, there was even a moratorium on many of the planned developments in that area due to concerns over right of way issues relating to this extension, yet as soon as that moratorium expired building started right back up in full force. This is a perfect example of irresponsible developers who decided to build cookie cutter neighborhoods and sell them quickly knowing they were smack-dab in the proposed path of the future Military Cutoff extension.
A lot of the people I have spoken to over the years have told me they built or bought homes in that area betting against the extension ever being built. They assumed that even though the planned route has always been through that area, push-back from residents and business would force a route change or delay the project so long it would never happen. Looks like the DOT called their bluff and the residents in that area gambled and lost.
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