The alternative to the toll road was no road. After repeated attempts over several decades to get the state to build a road connecting Adams Avenue to I-84, Governor Leavitt finally suggested that the only way the road would ever be built would be for a private company to build it. Shortly thereafter several local business people formed a corporation and began plans to build the road.
August 29, 2000 — Ground breaking ceremony.
June 27, 2001 — Adams Avenue Parkway opened for business.
July 17, 2001 — Grand Opening Ceremony