Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00017 

Received: 11/10/2020 1:11:20 PM
Commenter: Michelle Stewart
Organization: Soldier Summit Estates; Board of Directors
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
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Concerning the increased rail traffic on the Whitmore route and onto the mainline UPRR . these trains will be passing through the soldier summit pass/ UPRR maintenance yard at the top and surely many longer waits will be incurred to enter the subdivision currently their is a 3 track at grade crossing to the west of UPRR yard. To date every building lot is owned and used for permanent homes and RV's including year around winter access . Solider summit Estates provides 153 lots, 8 to 15 acre recreational parcels of permanent water/power /phone services including full time access for grazing land sheep. access is critical for all our residents /continuing residential construction and wild land fire mitigations access. safety is our utmost concern to our homes and property in the event that trains, bulk cars will be block our access is of great concern including the increased noise of the trains to our Estates.A mitigation plan needs to be addressed/developed for noise pollutions and continuous access in the event of any emergency this is our only entrancealso of concern is the amount of construction traffic noted to be introduced onto US 6 the entrance both east and west bound there is not a deceleration lane or acceleration lane to mitigate safety of home owners turning onto or off of US 6 safely with trailers/ construction material and ranchers this include rocky mountain power sub station access and UPRRs access needs . this is very dangerous now / UDOT has not addressed this but should with increased traffic volumes and safety needs of the community at soldier summit 39 deg 55'39.59" North 111 deg 05'06.35 West Web Site Thank You

[See original attachment for a map identifying the location of Soldier Summit and the Solider Summit at grade crossing.]