BY JON CALL
North Ogden is under construction, road construction, that is. Many have noticed the intersection of 2600 N and 400 E is besieged by yellow vehicles and orange cones. This project has been planned for a while but may have caught you off guard. The intersection is being widened by UDOT, so there will be two travel lanes in all directions and two turn lanes in most directions. This will help accommodate the tens of thousands of vehicles driving through this intersection on a daily basis. The widening up the hill will result in additional travel lanes in both directions, as well as bike lanes. The project will also include the reinstallation of landscaping and other features to keep that roadway looking nice. Call the project hotline at (385) 955-2846 if you have questions or concerns.
North Ogden City received some grants from the Wasatch Front Regional Council, as well as the Weber County Association of Governments, which have significantly reduced the number of local tax dollars spent on this project. The construction estimate for the entire intersection and widening project is roughly $7 million. The majority of that money comes from taxes paid to the state or county, which has been brought back into our community through the efforts of our mayor and city council.
The majority of the asphalt will be installed by late summer, and the finishing touches will be completed in early fall.
For biweekly updates you can go to the project page www.northogdencity.com/publicworks/page/400-e2600-n-road-widening. There is also a link to this page on the banner of the city’s website www.northogdencity.com