Utah Valley University (UVU) Campus

10/13/2017 Construction Update

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UVU campus BRT station work

Irrigation installation and finish grading are underway around new station platforms. Platform benches and top slabs will be constructed in a few weeks.

UTA bus stops have been relocated back to their original sites just east of the Sandhill Road/College Drive roundabout. Work continues on station platforms, which are not yet accessible.

University Parkway Orem (400 West - 800 East)

Construction is scheduled to begin in the median of University Parkway between 400 West and 800 East later this summer. This work will clear a path for the BRT portion of the project. Work on the outside lanes is scheduled from Fall 2016 through Summer 2017. Access will be maintained to all businesses. Watch for updates as more information becomes available.

10/13/17 Construction Update

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Roadway widening on University Parkway in Orem

Eastbound: landscape plantings are underway just west of 400 W.; sidewalk installations and finish grading are wrapping up from 400 W. to Main St. and irrigation installation continues next week; roadway excavation, subgrade placement, utility relocations and business parking lot reconstruction continue from Main St. to 200 E. and curb/sidewalk and traffic signal installations begin next week; utility relocations continue from State St. to 200 E.

Westbound: retaining wall installation is wrapping up just west of 400 W.; storm drain installation and business parking lot reconstruction (curbing/paving) continue from 200 W. to 400 W.; roadway subgrade placement, lighting and curb/sidewalk/irrigation installations are underway from 200 W. to Main St.; light pole relocations are underway at the Mazda dealership and removals and storm drain installation are underway at the VW/Honda dealerships.

  • Traffic has been shifted to the roadway center and shoulder closures are effective. Drivers are advised to reduce speeds and watch for lane shifts.
  • Left-turns are permitted only at signalized intersections. Left-turns are not permitted in mid-block sections over solid double yellow lines. Please be safe and make left-turns into businesses only at traffic lights.
  • Business accesses are being maintained. On-street parking has been eliminated.
  • Sidewalk is closed on both sides of Univ. Pkwy between State St. and Main St. in Orem and pedestrians are detoured to 1200 S.

University Parkway Diagonal (800 East, Orem - University Avenue, Provo)

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.

10/13/17 Construction Update

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University Parkway Closure, Oct. 14-16

Soil nail wall finishing, barrier placement, paving and irrigation installation are planned next week eastbound between Carterville bridge and 550 W.

Reconstruction of the 2230 N./550 W. intersection is wrapping up and traffic configurations have been adjusted to open more travel lanes at the intersection.

Road base placement and curb installation are underway from 550 W. to Freedom Blvd.

Reconstruction of the outer sections of the Provo River bridge continues.

Paving and irrigation installations are planned next week from Freedom Blvd. to Univ. Ave.

Traffic Impacts

  • Oct. 14-16: Univ. Pkwy will be closed from Univ. Ave. to Freedom Blvd. from 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 through 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 to accommodate intersection reconstruction. Please follow posted detour signs during the closure and plan for extra travel time while travelling through the area. Business accesses will be maintained. Access to Brigham’s Landing will be maintained via Freedom Blvd.
  • Motorists are advised to reduce speeds (40 MPH speed limit) and watch for lane shifts along the diagonal. Left-turns are permitted into businesses only at signalized intersections.

Trail Impacts

  • The College Connector Trail is temporarily closed between 2230 N. and the Provo River, with pedestrian traffic detoured to 2230 N.
  • The Provo River Parkway Trail is opened under the University Parkway bridge. Intermittent flagging operations are possible on the trail as bridge work continues.
  • The College Connector Trail is opened along Univ. Pkwy between the Provo River and Freedom Blvd., providing continuous connectivity between 800 E. in Orem and Univ. Ave. A temporary pathway is opened adjacent to the trail down the diagonal until fencing is completed.

Bus Detours

  • Bus stops in the area of 550 W. University Parkway have been temporarily discontinued, and temporary stops (817036 and 817086) on the detour using 2230 N. are in place.
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.


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.

Brigham Young University (900 East)

10/13/2017 Construction Update

Underground boring on Univ. Pkwy on BYU Campus

No new work is planned in this section.

700 North Provo (700 North - 500 South)

10/13/17 Construction Update

Provo 700 N./700 E. Intersection Closure

Reconstruction of the 700 N./700 E. intersection is expected to continue through Oct. 27. Work activities include utility relocations and pavement, roadway subgrade, curb, gutter, sidewalk and traffic signal removals and replacements.

Irrigation installations continue along the 700 N. corridor.

BRT station construction continues at 400 E.

Driveway and sidewalk installations have been suspended for a few weeks until 700 E./700 N. intersection reconstruction is complete.

Traffic Impacts

  • The intersection of 700 N/700 E. is fully closed to all traffic for reconstruction through Oct. 27. Detours are marked for thru-traffic and residential access is being maintained.
  • 700 N. is opened to thru-traffic between 300 E. and 700 E. and continues to be closed to thru-traffic from Univ. Ave. to 300 E., with detours to 500 N. and 800 N. Access is maintained for residents and service vehicles.
  • On-street parking is NOT permitted along 700 N. between Univ. Ave. and 700 E. Citations will be issued for vehicles parked in this zone.
  • Pedestrian access is being maintained at intersections. To maintain public safety, pedestrians and bicyclists are advised to stay out of the roadway work zone and remain on the sidewalk and walkways at intersections.

Bus Detours

  • With sections of 700 N. closed due to construction, Routes 830 and 831 will use 800 N. between 700 E. and University Ave.

University Avenue Provo (700 North - 500 South)

Click here for overview of University Avenue construction.

Construction is scheduled for University Avenue between 700 North and 400 South from Winter 2017 to Spring 2017.

10/13/17 Construction Update

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Paving preparations on University Avenue in Provo

Preliminary removals (trees and light poles) are expected to begin next week southbound from 200 N. to 400 N.

Concrete paving and sidewalk/driveway installations are underway northbound from 400 N. to 750 N.

Utility relocations continue northbound from 400 S. to Center St.

Traffic Impacts

  • Roadway shoulder closures are effective in the Univ. Ave. work zones and on-street parking is restricted. All travel lanes remain opened and business accesses are being maintained. Alternate business parking is available at locations shown on the map below as well as the opposite sides of Univ. Ave. from where construction is occurring.

Provo Station/East Bay

10/13/2017 Construction Update

Preliminary utility work on East Bay Blvd. in Provo

No new work is planned in this section.