Ogden City uses both city crew and contractors to maintain the 300 miles of streets within the city limits. This work includes,
- Street construction and reconstruction
- Overlays with surfaces being milled down first
- Overlays without milling
- Chip-seal coatings
- Pot-hole repairs
- Shoulder repairs
- Street striping
- Curb and gutter repairs
- Bridge repairs
- Guard-rail repairs
- Traffic control
- Street sign installation and replacement
- Snow and ice control work
City Roads & State Roads
There are actually three categories of roads within Ogden: private roads, city roads, and state routes. Ogden City is responsible for city roads; and in fact, for liability, safety, and privacy concerns, Ogden City is not allowed to plow, construct, or perform maintenance on any streets other than designated City owned streets. To learn more click here.
Street Chip Sealing and Overlays
Each summer, city crews chip-seal and overlay streets from mid-June through November, when asphalt concrete batch plants close. Each year, 230-270 blocks of streets are chip-sealed and 30-50 blocks are overlaid. Each winter, streets are surveyed to determine relative severity of pavement condition. From this survey, plans are developed indicating which streets need maintenance, and what type of appropriate maintenance will be done. Asphalt overlay gets rid of the unsightly cracks, patches, and potholes on your street. It also provides a smoother ride, and lengthens the life of the street. Chip sealing increases pavement life and provides better traction.
If your street needs repair, you can always notify the city by filling out the form below. City crews will deliver notices to affected residents the week before, and place barricades on the street the day before the work is to be done. If the repair is an overlay, the street is usually closed for no more than 8 hours; if the treatment is a chip seal, the street is closed 2 hours. We ask you to please not park on your street the day it is to be repaired. Please drive cautiously, and be patient when you see the street crew working in your area. Please obey any flagmen and construction signs.
Ogden City has three street sweepers. Street sweepers start at the north end of the city each spring. Our goal is to sweep all streets, three times a year. However, several projects take priority over normal sweeper work,
- After the snow melts, streets that received a chip seal the prior summer are swept first
- Streets where salt and sand accumulated at the bottom of hills; i.e. above Weber State University, Bona Villa, Shadow Valley (bench areas) also receive priority
- After the spring chip seal operation, sweepers sweep up chips for the next 2-3 months
After these priorities, sweepers resume the normal north-to-south street sweeping. You can do your part to help keep your neighborhood clean by picking up litter and sweeping up material from the gutter in front of your house. Remember, never sweep grass clippings or debris into the gutter or storm drain.
Street & Sidewalk Damage
Ogden City continually endeavors to identify and repair damaged sidewalks and streets. If you are aware of street damage (pothole, etc.) or sidewalk damage (lifted panels, breakage, holes, etc.) please alert our Engineering Division by filling out the form below or by calling our Engineering Information Hotline at (801) 629-8990.
Sidewalk Damage Form
Street Damage Form
Once we have been notified of the damage, our traffic engineer will make a field inspection of the site. Damaged streets and sidewalks are repaired throughout the city according to the severity of the damage and budgetary allowances.
50/50 Concrete Replacement Program (April-October)
Ogden City also offers a 50/50 Concrete Replacement Program which offers residents an immediate and economical way to repair or replace broken sidewalks and/or curb and gutter on their property. In a joint effort, Ogden City and the property owner each pay for half of the concrete replacement. Work is performed by a City approved contractor and billed at the City's negotiated rate. The property must be within Ogden City Boundaries and the concrete must show a certain type of deterioration.
Concrete replacement will occur on a first-come-first-serve basis. Funding is available at this time, but once the funding is exhausted, the 50/50 Program will not be available until funding is secured in the future.