OGDEN -- A project within a project will help Ogden Canyon residents get their Internet content faster.
In conjunction with the Ogden Canyon water line replacement project, the city and the Utah Department of Transportation have begun a project to install a conduit along the water line alignment that will carry future fiber-optic lines that will provide access to high-speed Internet, streaming movies, video chatting and high-
City Public Services Director Jay Lowder said the conduit will be installed alongside the water line to eliminate future disruption of the roadway, which would occur if it were placed at a later date. Lowder also said combining the two projects will save money.
The lines will run from the mouth of the Ogden Canyon up to Pineview Reservoir and serve various city water structures, including a new filtration plant that will be built next year.
Although the conduit is being placed now, it is anticipated that the fiber-optic lines will not be installed for another year, Lowder said.
As work progresses into the second phase of the water line replacement project, Lowder said water shutdowns are expected to occur in April and May.
Canyon residents previously had their water shut off for 28 hours earlier this month.
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Lowder said submitting information regarding private water line locations will help crews restore water service in a timely manner during the next water line shutdown.