UTA and UDOT are starting utility work on the Provo Orem Transportation Improvement Project (TRIP) on Thursday, July 28. This pre-construction phase consists of utility work and property acquisition which must take place prior to larger components of TRIP construction. Work includes relocating overhead power lines, water and gas lines, fire hydrants, water meters, traffic signals, street lights and storm drains. To accommodate utility work, some curb, gutter and asphalt will be removed. It will also be necessary to remove the trees in the center of University Parkway between University Avenue and Carterville Road. Once the project is completed, three times as many trees will be planted in their place.
UTA, UDOT and Utah Valley Transit Constructors are committed to maintaining safe driving conditions, keeping accesses open and keeping the public informed about construction. For safety, drivers should pay attention to shifting traffic lanes and follow flaggers' (traffic control personnel) directions. A 24-hour hotline is available to the public resolve construction issues and concerns: 1-888-661-8806.
2/10/17 Construction Update
Construction Progress In This Segment
Storm drain installation on University Parkway in Provo.
Provo River bridge replacement, storm drain installations and concrete wall construction continues between 800 E. and Freedom Blvd.
During the week of Feb. 12, median storm drain installation will begin at Carterville Road, with crews working up the diagonal towards 800 E. in Orem. This will be night work (Sunday through Thursday) and involves lane restrictions along University Parkway. Night work is also planned on the Provo River bridge Sunday through Thursday nights next week.
- Motorists are advised of the 40 MPH speed limit along the diagonal.
- Lane restrictions will be effective during the week of Feb. 13 on the southwestern leg of the University Parkway/550 W. intersection in Provo for storm drain work.
- Feb. 12-16: Lane restrictions will be effective Sunday (Feb. 12) through Thursday (Feb. 16) nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between 800 E. and Freedom Blvd. for lane restriping, storm drain and bridge work.
- The College Connector Trail is opened on a temporary surface until summer 2017 when it will be replaced with a wider, permanent surface.
Phase One - Summer 2016 to Fall 2016
North of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the inside lanes to accommodate construction on the outside
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes to accommodate construction in the center. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout.
BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION: Provo River Bridge
Summer 2016 - Summer 2017
To maintain traffic across the Provo River bridges, construction will take place in two phases.
During the first phase, traffic will be shifted to the outside so that the inside edge of the bridges can be removed to accommodate the construction of the center portion of the new bridges.
During the second phase, traffic will be shifted to the inside onto the new center bridge section. This will allow us to remove the remaining portions of the bridges and complete the construction of the outer portion of the new bridges.
PHASE 2: 800 East to University Ave
Fall 2016 - Summer 2017
North of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes to accommodate construction in the center.
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the center lanes to accommodate construction on the outside.
Access to businesses will be maintained throughout.
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the center to accommodate construction on the outside.
When the new bridge and roadway are complete, there will be three traffic lanes in each direction and room for the BRT in the middle. The College Connector bike route will
provide bike access throughout this area.