Road Closure:
Provo City Half Marathon

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Thousands of runners will storm through Provo – Saturday, May 7 for the Provo City Half Marathon. We want them to be safe so some driving pattern adjustments will need to be made on that day. Some streets will need to be closed to traffic during the event. If you’re not running in the race, you may want take note of how it could impact traffic.

Runners will start their trek down the canyon at 7:00 am. Between 7:00 am and approximately 1:00 pm the outside southbound lane of University Avenue will be closed between the mouth of the Canyon and 200 North University Avenue. The downtown area between 200 North to 300 South and 100 West to 100 East will be closed for the finish line area until approximately 1:00 pm.

Motorists should expect significant delays crossing University Avenue and in our Downtown area between 7:00 am until approximately 1:00 pm. If you need to get across University Avenue, please do so on 300 South. *Please note that 300 South is currently reduced to one lane in each direction due to a road improvements project. You can learn more about the construction project here.

The map below outlines the race route.

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  1. And I’ll be representing Provo running in it for the half marathon so exciting that it’s less than a week away

  2. Ellis

    Wow, with construction and all of the traffic trying to cross University Avenue, 300 S. is going to be really scary.

  3. Jeremy

    Will it be possible to cross University Ave at the mouth of the canyon? Say, going north and then heading west on 800 North in Orem?

    1. John

      Hey Jeremy,

      There will be crossing opportunities, but expect significant delays since the runners will be given the right away. For example, if there are large gaps in the race, one or two cars will be signaled to cross.

  4. Whitney

    I think a re-route needs to be considered next year. This is a massive inconvenience to shut so many people off from the freeway and neighboring city. Provo needs to move this event off of our largest road.

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