The Utah Department of Transportation has opened bids on a project to pave U-167, the Trappers Loop road - the final stage in construction of the new two-lane, paved highway from Mountain Green in Morgan County to Huntsville in Weber County.

Rissler & McMurry Co. of Casper, Wyo., had the apparent low bid on the project, but UDOT officials will review the bid before awarding the contract.The project involves paving the entire length of the 9.5-mile highway with bituminous pavement. Also included in the project is installation of guardrail, installation of all highway directional signs and striping. The paving will be done next construction season, and the contract stipulates the project must be completed by Sept. 15, 1989.

The existing narrow dirt road between Mountain Green and Huntsville is closed in winter months. Completion of this new two-lane Trappers Loop highway has long been awaited and will make it possible for year-round travel to recreation areas in the vicinity and will relieve some of the traffic congestion in Ogden Canyon.