OGDEN -- A $2.7 million project to improve a two-block section of 7th Street is expected to begin in June.
The project will extend about 1,500 feet along the street between Adams and Liberty avenues.
The federal government is providing about $2.5 million for improvements, while the city is contributing about $182,000, said Daniel Gillies, Ogden's traffic engineer.
A contractor has not been selected.
Work on the project, expected to be completed in October, will include widening of the street and the installation of new curb, gutter and sidewalks, Gillies said.
Design conflicts between the street and some residential driveways also will be resolved, Gillies said. One benefit of the improvements is that it will provide on-street parking for some residents, he said.
The improvements will also bring the stretch of 7th Street into compliance with the city's road standards, said Jay Lowder, the city's public services director.
Residents who live in the project area will be able use the affected section of 7th Street during construction. However, other vehicle traffic will be required to use an alternate route yet to be determined, Gillies said.
For more information, call Gillies at 801-629-8991.