New sidewalks, curb, gutter and road surfacing and a nest egg for economic development are the projects South Jordan officials hope to fund with $180,000 in federal community development block grant funds.

The council has approved a resolution earmarking $100,000 for installing curbs and gutters along 10755 South at 22nd West and reconstructing the roadway. The council said it might also ask residents to participate in a special district if they want sidewalks added to the project.Another $60,000 will go for construction of sidewalk on the east side of 13th West from 106th South to 11030 South. Council members believe construction of a new middle school in the city makes the sidewalk necessary for students who will be walking either to the school or to bus pickup points.

Another $20,000 will go into the economic development kitty and will be used to promote new business development in the city.

City Administrator Richard N. Warne said the federal money is on the way to the city and that preliminary reviews by federal officials indicate the projects will be approved. He said officials would not give formal permission for the projects until the council completed its public hearing process and formally approved the resolution earmarking the money.