UTSSD Approves Bond on Leland Bench Road Project

A project several years in the works received bond approval last week. The Uintah Transportation Special Service District board approved a bond of 6 million dollars for the Woods Road or Leland Bench Road project last Tuesday. In January, the CIB gave preliminary approval to transfer funds originally awarded for the Ashley Valley Energy Route to the Leland Bench Road project mostly in the form of a grant. The total of 14 million 969 thousand dollars is split up as a nearly 9 million dollar grant and a 6 million dollar loan with a low interest rate of 1.5 percent over 15 years. The road is located in southern Uintah County and is in need of repair due to heavy industrial truck traffic and safety issues related to sharp corners.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.