Ogden Canyon Waterline Update – August 8, 2013
I wanted to take an opportunity to explain what will be happening over the next few days in the canyon and what motorists can expect over the weekend. As I mentioned last week, the canyon will be closed to all through traffic on Friday night between 9pm and 7am Saturday morning, and again Saturday night between 9pm and 7am Sunday morning. During this time, the contractor will be milling the top inch and a half of asphalt off the eastbound lane from the bottom of the canyon all the way to the top. Both lanes of travel will be open during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Please be advised that eastbound traffic will be traveling on a milled surface, with an inch and a half separation between the westbound and eastbound lane. Please be careful, do not pass other vehicles, and reduce your speed while traveling on the milled surface. On Sunday night at 5pm, the canyon will close to all through traffic until 5am on Tuesday morning. During this time, the contractor will pave a 2-inch thick overlay on the eastbound lane from the bottom of the canyon to the top of the canyon. When the road opens again on Tuesday morning, there will be a brand new surface on the eastbound lane for the whole length of the canyon. During the closures listed above, canyon residents and emergency vehicles will be allowed to travel in and out of the canyon.
Starting at 5am on Tuesday, August 13th, both lanes of traffic will be open to the public during the day. Nightly closures will still be in effect from 9pm to 5am while the contractor prepares for the westbound lane mill and overlay. The westbound lane mill and overlay will follow the same schedule and process described above on the following weekend (August 16th through the 20th).
Thank you, as always, for your patience during this project. Be safe, and have a great weekend.
Jason M. Allen, P.E. Public Involvement3544 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 11 | Ogden, Utah 84401