OGDEN -- A handful of area road projects are expected to have Top of Utah motorists looking for a new mode of transportation this summer.
This week marks the beginning of several construction projects on heavily used roads throughout Weber County.
Utah Department of Transportation Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said work will begin this week on a project to repave 24th Street from Interstate 15 to A Avenue.
Crews will close 24th Street in that area this Friday and Saturday and will be working on the road nightly from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saunders said at least one lane will remain open at all times, except during the closure dates, but motorists with time-sensitive travel should plan to use alternative routes.
Ogden's next freeway interchange to the north, 21st Street, is also undergoing construction work.
Crews have begun a project there to repair broken pavement along the road from Wall Avenue to the I-15 interchange.
The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday. As one of Ogden's main paths on and off of I-15, 21st Street in the area 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.
Work has also started to fix the bridge decking of the Interstate 84 bridge as it runs over I-15 in Riverdale. On Wednesday crews will close I-15 at the Riverdale exit and 31st Street exit from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Thursday morning.
Eastbound I-84 will also be closed from the ramp at I-15 to the Riverdale Road interchange.
In South Weber, a project to resurface U.S.89 from Deer Run Drive to the Weber River also begins this week.
During the next few weeks, lanes will be closed intermittently in both directions.
Saunders said crews will work during nighttime hours to avoid traffic delays, but motorists with time-sensitive travel should consider alternative routes.
Though it's not in Weber County, the $70 million State Route 193 project in Clearfield is in full swing and will continue to have major impacts on the traveling public.
Beginning Wednesday, 500 West will be closed off of 1700 South, immediately south of the Freeport Center.
Saunders said the closure will last about one month and is necessary to make new connections between 200 South, Center Street and the new S.R.193.
S.R.193 will eventually be extended from State Street on 700 South in Clearfield, then around the Freeport Center to 200 South and then west to 2000 West in Syracuse.