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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ogden Canyon Update

Ogden Canyon Waterline Closure Schedule Update:

I apologize in advance for the length of this update, but there is a lot of information regarding the upcoming schedule and what will happen in this, the last month of construction. 

After months of hard work in challenging conditions, the Contractor for Ogden City, Whitaker Construction, has successfully completed replacing the 100-year old 24-inch water line main in Ogden Canyon, which mostly lies beneath SR-39, the Ogden Canyon State Road.  Even though the new water line is now in service, there is still some work to be done in resurfacing the asphalt on SR-39.  Whitaker Construction has obtained a permit from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to complete the installation of eight inches of permanent asphalt to replace the temporary asphalt which was placed in the second phase of construction (from The Cobbles to the Alaskan Inn).  In addition to the permanent asphalt, the Contractor will also perform a 2-inch deep rotomill (surface removal) and asphalt overlay on the lane that was impacted by the waterline trench construction, as well as the other lane, which was much less impacted by the construction.  By resurfacing the entire road, Ogden City and UDOT will be able to restore the road's regular maintenance schedule, which will also provide the smoothest ride and the least impact to the traveling public.   The extents of the roadway resurfacing will run from the mouth of the canyon to the filter plant at the top of the canyon.

In order to complete this asphalt resurfacing project, it will be necessary to have some scheduled night and day closures, based upon the following schedule:
·         Sunday, July 28 – Thursday, August 19pm-5am closure
·         Friday, August 2 – Saturday August 3: no nightly closure
·         Sunday, August 4 – Thursday August 89pm-5am closure
·         Friday, August 99pm-7am closure for rotomilling
·         Saturday, August 109pm-7am closure for rotomilling
·         Sunday, August 11: closed from 5pm until 5am on Tuesday, August 13 for paving (road closed all day Monday)
·         Tuesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 159pm-5am closure
·         Friday, August 169pm-7am closure for rotomilling
·         Saturday, August 179pm-7am closure for rotomilling
·         Sunday, August 18: closed from 5pm until 5am on Tuesday, August 19 for paving (road closed all day Monday)
·         Tuesday, August 20: no nightly closure
·         Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24: no nightly closure
·         Friday, 4:30am, August 30: scheduled work completion

Thank you all for your help and your patience during this project.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Best regards,

Jason M. Allen, P.E. Public Involvement

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