SPIKE 150

Spike 150, Heritage Festival To Impact Roads In Ogden

May 1, 2019, 7:18 AM | Updated: May 8, 2019, 3:16 pm
The ceremony for the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869; comple...
The ceremony for the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869; completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. At center left, Samuel S. Montague, Central Pacific Railroad, shakes hands with Grenville M. Dodge, Union Pacific Railroad (center right). Photo: Public Domain
(center right)

OGDEN, Utah – As Ogden celebrates 150 years since the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 9-11, many downtown roads will be impacted.

Ogden’s downtown area will be filled with vendors, performers, food vendors, and more associated with the festival, requiring the road closures. The  iconic steam locomotives , Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844,  will join together in a public display for the first time.

Downtown roads will be closed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting Thursday, May 9 and continuing through Saturday, May 11. To accommodate the trains, program and Heritage Festival, Wall Avenue will be closed from 23rd Street to 28th Street. Historic 25th Street will be closed from Wall Avenue to Grant Avenue, according to Ogden City.

The city will be in touch with business owners and residents impacted by the road closures with parking and pass information.

To accommodate the road closures, the city has designated parking areas, and shuttle buses will be providing transportation to and from the lots every 30 minutes. A parking map shows where shuttles will pick up passengers.

The Heritage Festival is an annual celebration, but this event will be a special anniversary edition.

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Spike 150, Heritage Festival To Impact Roads In Ogden