OGDEN -- Heavy construction is in store for the next three months along 21st Street in Ogden.
Beginning this week, the Utah Department of Transportation will begin
a $3.2 million project to repair broken pavement along the road from Wall Avenue to the Interstate 15 interchange.
UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said the work will include a dowel bar retrofit that will repair concrete slabs that are cracked and will retrofit existing slabs with dowel bars to reduce roadway noise and extend the life of the pavement for at least eight years.
The work will take place daily, Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
As one of Ogden's main paths on and off of I-15, 21st Street in the location of the project is heavily used. There are several service stations and other businesses along the road near the freeway.
Saunders said business accesses will be maintained during operating hours, and the I-15 ramps will remain open and fully functional for the duration of the project.
"We're trying to ensure that traffic can reach all of those businesses at all times," Saunders said.
Delays are expected, especially during peak hours, but one lane of traffic will remain open during the construction process.
"We're going to have at least one lane of traffic open all of the time," Saunders said. "We'll do everything we can to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible."
Also this week in Ogden, UDOT crews will begin installing new fiber optic cable, which links traffic signals and monitoring equipment to UDOT's central traffic operations center. UDOT says the project will improve safety and increase traffic flow.
Crews will be working on US-89 from Harrison Boulevard to 1050 East. The majority of work will take place to the side of the roadway, but intermittent lane shifts and restrictions may occur. Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrian use.