OGDEN -- Warmer temperatures across the Wasatch Front, accompanied by orange cones near the side of the road, can only mean one thing: Road construction season is here.
As the ground continues to thaw from one of Top of Utah's most brutal winters in recent memory, the most significant project on the state's 2013 schedule is the $70 million extension of State Route 193, the Bernard Fisher Highway, from 2000 West in Davis County to Interstate 15.
The project involves Clearfield and Syracuse and has been on the Utah Department of Transportation's to-do list for some time.
The project was originally to begin in 2011, but the environmental review process took longer than expected.
Also in Davis County, UDOT will begin a project to extend Express Lanes on I-15 from North Salt Lake to Farmington. There are no clear start dates scheduled for the project yet, but UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said the project will likely start in the late summer or early fall.
The state will also be working on I-15's alternate route, the Legacy Parkway. Crews will spend the month of June repaving bridge approaches on the highway at a cost of $434,000.
In Weber County, UDOT will resurface the entire Ogden Canyon Road after Ogden city finishes its water pipeline replacement project. The project will cost $3.2 million and is set to start in July.
Also in the Ogden Valley, UDOT will resurface State Route 158 between the North Fork Bridge to the first Powder Mountain gate. That project will cost $500,000.
UDOT will also spend $3.2 million to perform pavement work on 21st Street in Ogden from Wall Avenue to I-15. That project will run from May to August.
Saunders said other projects will likely be added to the list as the year goes on.
Environmental study on the West Davis Corridor, 1800 North in Clinton and 24th Street in Ogden, which all began last year, will continue into 2013.
The West Davis Corridor project will likely extend the Legacy Parkway into Weber County, while the 1800 North project will add a new interchange on I-15 leading into Hill Air Force Base.
The 24th Street project will convert the road into a full interchange for I-15 and widen several other roads in the area.