CLINTON -- Already looking ahead to the year 2018, the city has applied for federal funds to improve a one-mile stretch of 3000 West from 1300 North to 2300 North.
Federal funding for State Transportation Improvement Plan projects is managed through the Wasatch Front Regional Council; the amount varies from year to year.
Cities' projects must compete for funding under a rating and ranking system.
The city will complete a STIP project this summer that widens and improves 800 North from 1000 West to 2000 West.
The area west of the city has had tremendous growth in the past few years, City Manager Dennis Cluff said, so it is imperative to submit applications for future projects in order to be ranked high enough to get approved for another project.
The city's master plan for 2005-2030 indicates 3000 West is intended to be a 66-foot-wide collector street extending north to 6000 South in Weber County.
Cluff said it is time for the city to start campaigning for the 1300 North-to-2300 North project, for several reasons.
Two lengthy sections have no curb, gutter or sidewalk. Also, 2300 North is developed with homes, and 1800 North has the potential for development.
Cluff said city officials would like to keep houses from fronting on collector streets, and in order to do this, the city must develop these collectors rather than depend on developers to do it.
Development with an STIP project would make it so the city can restrict access to 3000 West and require rear-facing lots.
Because West Point Junior High students frequently walk along this section of 3000 West, the project would include reconstruction of the street up to residential streets and would include curbs, gutters and sidewalks where needed.
A rough cost estimate of the 2018 project is $4,455,000, and the city match would be about $315,000.