Construction is scheduled to begin on 300 South between 100 West and 700 East Monday, April 4. Provo City and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) are partnering to improve mobility in this area by rebuilding the road in concrete, adding new storm drains, improving safety and providing space for active transportation options like walking and bicycling.
The project will reconstruct 300 South in concrete pavement; add new storm drain, curb, gutter, sidewalks, and raised medians; add a new traffic signal at 400 East and improved pedestrian/bicycle crossings at 200 East and 600 East; add an 8- foot pedestrian/bicycle path on the north side and bicycle lanes on both shoulders and new park-strips and landscaping with improved lighting, plants, trees and tree grates.
The project will install raised medians to improve safety and allow space for new bike lanes on both shoulders. A new traffic signal will be added at 400 East to accommodate left turns and the other side streets will become right-turn in and out.
We know that the raised medians will change local driving patterns but this was a compromise that allowed us to add more features like the widened pedestrian path and bike lanes while still keeping two travel lanes in each direction. 300 South is a major corridor in Provo and we want to provide opportunities for all kinds of travelers, not just automobiles.
Meet the Contractor Open House
While many of the Maeser Neighborhood members have been participating in the project since the design process began in 2013, other Provo residents and business owners are just learning about the project. The team is hosting a Meet the Contractor open house this Thursday, March 24 at Provo Peaks Elementary School, 665 East Center Street, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come meet the team and learn more about the project and its impacts. You can RSVP on the Facebook Event page here.
During construction 300 South will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists should be prepared for significant delays and use alternate routes like I-15 or University Avenue when possible. Area residents and businesses can expect short-term, intermittent driveway interruptions and construction work during the day and at night to complete work this year.
Stay up to date
We want you to stay informed about activities that will impact you! The project team sends regular email updates with information about scheduled construction impacts and major activities. You can sign up for email updates by emailing 300South@utah.gov or by calling the project hotline at 888-556-0232. More information is also available online at udot.utah.gov/go/300south.5