As public works director for the City of Logan, Mark Nielsen has a wide range of responsibilities and he says the number one focus is to keep everything in place. Nielsen was a guest along with Logan Mayor Craig Petersen on KVNU’s Let Me Speak to the Mayor program Wednesday.
He said one of the major tasks is the roads in Logan City which are maintained for the most part on a seven-year cycle using chip and seal, which seems to work out well.
Nielsen said not all the roads are city roads, instead they are owned by the Utah Department of Transportation.
“The UDOT roads are Main Street, Highway 89-91,” Nielsen explained. “At the Y intersection it splits off into Highway 165. That little short stretch is UDOT.
“Then (400) North is UDOT going up through the (Logan) Canyon, then 2nd North going west from Main Street is also a UDOT road, and (1000) West from the highway all the way to 2500 North and up to Main Street again is all UDOT road.”
Nielsen said even though these roads are not owned by the city, any complaints or suggestions are passed on to UDOT, such as a red light making a driver wait too long.