A $2.6 million project to widen Orchard Drive in Bountiful could be delayed if additional federal road money isn't approved for the project.
This month the Wasatch Front Regional Council is expected to vote on a proposal to give the city $547,000 in Urban Highway Program aid. If they don't approve the money, Bountiful may be required to find the money in its budget or delay the project, said City Engineer Jack Balling.The funding deficit is due largely to low estimates of removing and replacing utilities during construction. The original estimate was $50,000 but utility companies now say it will cost $444,000.
To help convince the commission to approve the money the city is considering waiving $100,000 in engineering costs.
The road project is scheduled to begin in June and last through the summer. The road will be rebuilt from Fifth South to 22nd South.