Wednesday, October 13, 2010

North Ogden divide project seeking more federal dollars

The project to fix the North Ogden divide crumbled this summer when the project's scope exceeded the funds allotted. But that issue will likely be resolved Thursday morning as the Utah State Transportation Commission is expected to approve the additional money needed to complete the project.

Utah Department of Transportation project manager Nathan Peterson said funds will come from the Joint Highway Committee. These are federal dollars that are allocated to Utah each year by Congress for use on transportation facilities in the rural and small urban areas of the state. According to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the total cost of the project is $643,569, and it has received $599,999 in federal aid money so far. Ogden Standard-Examiner