OGDEN -- It's looking more and more likely that a new freeway interchange will be built at 24th Street.
The Utah Department of Transportation and Ogden city have been working on an environmental analysis of an "action alternative" that would put a full Interstate 15 interchange at 24th Street.
The action alternative also includes improvements to other surface streets west of the freeway near the potential interchange.
UDOT and the city would widen 24th Street from two lanes to four from Pennsylvania Avenue to 900 West and build a new road off Pennsylvania, heading southwest and connecting to the intersection of 1900 West and Midland Drive.
The project would require eight full property acquisitions and 124 partial acquisitions. The area of the project is mostly industrial, but the acquisitions would include some homes.
A total of 15 historic properties would be impacted by the project, but only three would require alterations that would affect the properties' historic integrity.
A public hearing on the alternative is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 27, said UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders.
Initially the project included the entire 24th Street corridor from I-15 to Wall Avenue and the viaduct over the railroad tracks.
But last year, the Federal Highway Administration reassessed the project area, resulting in a reduced project scope that removed the corridor and the viaduct from the project.
The corridor and viaduct will be improved later as funding is available.
The current 24th Street interchange serves only as an off-ramp for northbound traffic and an on-ramp for southbound traffic.
Ogden city engineer Justin Anderson said a full interchange will better serve the Ogden Industrial Park and West Ogden and provide better direct access to downtown Ogden.
The final environmental analysis is expected to be completed and submitted later this year.
Information on the project can be found on UDOT's website at udot.utah.gov/24thstreetea.