OGDEN -- A public hearing on the 24th Street Interchange project has been pushed back a month.
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 includes improvements to other surface streets west of the freeway near the potential interchange.
UDOT and the city want to 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.
The project would have an impact on a total of 15 historic properties, but only three would require alterations that would affect the properties' historic integrity.
A public hearing on the alternative had been scheduled for May 15, but that meeting has been cancelled.
UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said the Federal Highway Administration, which would have final approval on the project, is still evaluating information related to the project.
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 FHWA 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 officials say a full interchange will better serve the Ogden Industrial Park and West Ogden and will provide better direct access to downtown Ogden.
Ogden city has several development plans for the 24th Street area, many of them hinging on the FHWA's approval of the project.
Late last year, the city council approved a joint resolution with the city to support the project.
Ogden Chief Administrative Officer Mark Johnson said the city's endorsement of the project was aimed at securing federal funds for it.
Information on the project can be found on UDOT's website at udot.utah.gov/24thstreetea.