All the time, we see roads being built. And if a road is being removed, it’s to replace it with a new road.
So here’s a rare situation where a road is being removed for the sake of removing it:
It’s for good reason. UDOT is building the frontage roads for a new freeway (Mountain View Corridor, SR-85), just a softball’s toss away to the east. That is allowing the city of Herriman, Utah to vacate 4800 West and turn it into a skinny park: