The growth won’t stop and neither will the traffic. Mayors in southwest Salt Lake County say the state should do more to improve roads.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rush hour traffic heading west, backed up on 12600 South at Bangerter Highway in Riverton on Friday Feb. 22, 2019. Mayors in southwest Salt Lake County say that area is in a transportation crisis, as major east-west roads serving the area are overwhelmed with traffic at rush hour.

How do you get from Salt Lake County’s fast-growing southwestern cities to other parts of the valley?

Patiently.

Area roads, many designed when these towns were quiet bedroom communities, are frequently crammed, particularly during commuting times. And new homes, apartments and town houses are going up at a swift pace in that neck of the county. The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Frustrated mayors say their cities are growing so rapidly that road improvements aren’t keeping up, and they are imploring state officials to make transportation spending in the region a high priority.

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