Barrels are off and lanes are open!
The long-awaited Provo 300 South project completion is here and we are all excited to see the great improvements along this road. Construction is always a difficult process for the local community but Provo City and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) want to thank the residents and business owners impacted by this project for your patience throughout the work.
Design on this project began in 2013, and by working with residents, motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, the project team developed the best solution to a number of issues in the area including traffic accidents and pedestrian safety, old drainage ditches and aging utilities, and a lack of safe space for active transportation including bicycles and pedestrians. Construction began on March 14, 2016 with Knife River selected as the contractor and completed on time this week.
So, what does 300 South look like now? It is much improved with on-road bike lanes, an off-road multi-use path, and Provo’s first bicycle- friendly intersection that is the first step in transforming 200 East into a Neighborhood Greenway/Bicycle Boulevard from 600 South to 800 North. Motorists are now traveling on a concrete roadway that will need less maintenance over its lifetime. New storm drain, curb, gutter, sidewalks and raised medians have been installed and the project reconstructed most driveway accesses to fit the new drainage system. Some really great aesthetic updates were included as part of this project including new park-strips and decorative lighting. New landscaping will be placed in the spring. Perhaps most importantly, the improvements made below ground including new gas, water, and sewer mains, upgrades to water meters and new sewer laterals under the concrete will improve service to area homes and reduce the need for more disruption in this area for years to come.
Provo City and UDOT would really like to thank the residents and local businesses of this area for being engaged in the project during design, and staying engaged to support each other during construction. Without this mentality, the project outcome would not have been the same. We now have a new and improved 300 South to be proud of!
In Case You Missed It!
On Thursday, December 15, the Maeser Neighborhood council leadership, along with the Provo Bicycle Committee, Provo City and UDOT got together and celebrated the long awaited 300 South project completion. The local community gathered together and listened to a few individuals involved in the project, speak and perform a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open up the 300 South corridor. Folks got to treat themselves to some hot chocolate and treats! Loads of fun was had with this crowd and we can’t thank the local community enough for being a part of this event and providing support.