OGDEN -- A $2.7 million project to improve a two-block section of 7th Street is nearly complete. The only work left on the project, which extends about 1,500 feet between Adams and Liberty avenues, is the planting of landscaping and the completion of road striping.
Both of those tasks should be completed in the spring, said Justin Anderson, Ogden's city engineer.
The federal government allocated about $2.5 million for improvements; the city is contributing about $182,000.
Work began in August, and the section of 7th Street within the project area has been reopened to vehicle traffic.
"It will clean up (the appearance) of the neighborhood and make it look good," Anderson said.
Improvements include widening the road and installing new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, storm drain catch basins and water meters.
Design conflicts between the street and some residential driveways have also been resolved, Anderson said.
In addition, the road has been widened to provide on-street parking, and a pedestrian crosswalk has been installed west of Liberty Avenue.
Unfortunately, Anderson said, several large honey locust trees had to be removed to complete the project.
"You can't widen the street without removing the trees."