Utah Valley University (UVU) Campus

6/16/2017 Construction Update

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UVU campus preliminary station work

Utility relocations begin this week for new bus stations on the UVU campus just east of the Sandhill Road/Campus Drive (1200 S.) roundabout. Access is being maintained through the intersection and UTA bus stops have been temporarily relocated.

Bus Stops

  • Westbound College Dr. (1200 S.) will be closed just east of the Sandhill Dr. roundabout Friday night (June 16) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for storm drain installation. Traffic will be detoured to 400 W. and Univ. Pkwy.
  • UTA bus stops on College Drive have been temporarily relocated to the M26 employee parking lot on the north side of College Drive.

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.

6/16/17 Construction Update

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Wall construction on University Parkway in Orem.

Crews continue utility line relocations, signal work, installation of sidewalk, curbing, landscape wall, and street lighting infrastructure on eastbound Univ. Pkwy between Sandhill Road and Main Street. Removals will begin next week on westbound Univ. Pkwy at 400 W.

Next week, crews will begin utility relocations on eastbound Univ. Pkwy between Main St. and 200 E.

Utility relocations are underway on westbound Univ. Pkwy between 800 E. and University Place and eastbound Univ. Pkwy just west of State St.

Traffic Impacts

  • 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 closures are effective in work zones and detour routes are marked.

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.

6/16/17 Construction Update

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Paving on University Parkway diagonal

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

Trail paving and concrete barrier installation begin next week between 800 E. and Carterville bridge.

Soil nail wall construction and storm drain installation are in progress between the Carterville and Provo river bridges.

Preliminary work for storm drain installation begins next week between Freedom Blvd. and Univ. Ave.

Traffic Impacts

  • 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 Provo River Parkway Trail is closed at the Provo River/University Parkway bridge in Provo until river levels subside enough to facilitate demolition of some bridge sections in the river.
  • The College Connector Trail is closed along the Univ. Pkwy diagonal between 550 W. in Provo and 800 E. in Orem through late June for paving.

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.

 





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.




FINISHED PRODUCT

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)

Construction activity hasn’t started in this section of the project yet. Please check back soon, or sign up for our construction email list to receive weekly updates.

700 North Provo (700 North - 500 South)

6/16/17 Construction Update


Utility work on 700 N. in Provo.

Storm drain installation and water meter relocations continue along the 700 N. corridor.

Pavement removal continues between 300 E. and 700 E. to prepare for roadway reconstruction and widening. Residents should expect temporary driveway closures as the operations pass by.

Traffic Impacts

  • 700 N. is closed to thru-traffic between Univ. Ave. and 700 E. and traffic is detoured to 800 N. Access is maintained for residents and service vehicles.
  • 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.

6/16/17 Construction Update

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Paving on University Avenue in Provo. 

Concrete paving continues in the median between 400 N. and 700 N. and southbound between Center St. and 300 S.

The next phases of widening are expected to begin next week on Univ. Ave. with light pole removals. Sidewalk and business accesses will be maintained.

Traffic Impacts

  • To accommodate median work on University Ave. from 400 N. - 700 N,, traffic is shifted to the outside lanes, the center turn lane is closed and left-turn lane closures are effective at intersections. All thru-traffic lanes remain open on University Ave.
  • For widening work from Center St. - 500 S., southbound shoulder and on-street parking closures are effective in the work zone. All thru-traffic lanes remain open on University Ave. and business and pedestrian accesses are being maintained.
  • Intermittent shoulder, sidewalk and on-street parking closures are effective in work zones.

Provo Station/East Bay

Construction activity hasn’t started in this section of the project yet. Please check back soon, or sign up for our construction email list to receive weekly updates.