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Road construction on 40th Street in S. Ogden begins Wednesday

A $7.1 million project to widen 40th Street from Washington Boulevard to Gramercy Avenue begins Wednesday, and city officials expect crews to be finished early winter.
A $7.1 million project to widen 40th Street from Washington Boulevard to Gramercy Avenue begins Wednesday, and city officials expect crews to be finished early winter.
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SOUTH OGDEN — A $7.1 million project to widen 40th Street from Washington Boulevard to Gramercy Avenue begins Wednesday, and city officials expect crews to be finished early winter.

“We’re eager to begin the widening project so the road can be open prior to the holiday season,” Doug Gailey, assistant city manager, said in a statement. “The public wants us to get in and get out as quickly as possible, and that’s what we intend to do.”

The project will add a travel lane in each direction, sidewalks and crosswalks to increase safety and visibility of pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the corridor. Other roadway features include utility upgrades, drainage improvements and new asphalt pavement.

The work zone will span a half-mile, and nearby residents, businesses and travelers are advised to expect travel to be limited to one lane in each direction, reduced speed limits, noise, dust, vibration, lane shifts and intermittent side street closures. Crews anticipate working six days a week from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., although it could vary due to weather conditions or equipment availability.

The public is encouraged to stay informed about the project by signing up for updates at 40thstreet@horrocks.com or by calling 385-210-0400.