OGDEN -- The Weber County Commission approved spending up to $500,000 from corridor preservation funds during its Tuesday morning meeting.
The funds are part of a cooperative agreement between the county and the Utah Department of Transportation for a project involving Interstate 84 and Highway 89.
The total price tag of the project is almost $2 million.
The project involves construction of a new 6600 South, providing safer access onto Highway 89 in Uintah. Along with a new road will be a new intersection with signs.
The money is coming from county transportation funds that are held by the Utah Department of Transportation to purchase land in the area for right of way.
Although the county has committed $500,000 to the project, the current estimates place the cost at about $300,000.
The Weber County Council of Governments analyzed and approved the project before sending it for final approval to the county commission.
In other action, the commission approved contracts totaling $12,600 for the 2012 Weber County Fair.
The county will pay $5,000 to rhythm and blues cover band Ahmir, $800 to Great Basin Antique Machinery, $3,000 for country band Doo Wah Riders and $3,800 for Wooden Creations to have chain-saw carvings.
Chain-saw carvings have been a staple of the fair for many years. The finished carvings are auctioned off.
"This is a really nice thing to have at the fair. It is a revenue generator," Commission Chairman Craig Dearden said. "When they hear that chain saw going, people go over to see what he's making."
The commission also took time to honor the 2012 Mothers of the Year.
The Ogden/Weber Chapter of American Mothers Inc. named Alice Smith as Ogden City Mother of the Year and Cheryl Ferrin as Weber County Mother of the Year.
"I thought so many times of the importance, as a community, to honor mothers," Commissioner Jan Zogmaister said. "They have the most influence, the most strength to really build our county."