Safety

Construction Heads-up for 300 South

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 …  Read More

Radon Action

I’ve often acknowledged that part of being mayor is giving up all privacy. Some of you may remember the press asking for and getting a tour of my closet. So no one should be surprised that the latest ask was to let them into my basement and furnace room with their cameras. A fair question …  Read More

Provo Flag Program

Do you know how much pollution is in the air today? Now you can find out by simply looking at the flag pole in front of your child’s school or at the flag pole in front of the Provo City building and fire stations. Provo has adopted the School Flag Program which means we will be …  Read More

Construction on University Ave Interchange begins Monday

Construction heads-up! University Avenue on-ramp to southbound Interstate 15 will be reduced to one lane starting Monday, August 24. Crews will be constructing the future connection of the Provo Westside Connector to the I-15 University Avenue interchange. Construction activities to modify the interchange will continue for up to three months. Also keep in mind – …  Read More

Bulldog Boulevard Improvements

Bulldog Boulevard is an important part of Provo City’s transportation network. Many different types of travelers use this road – cars, trucks, pedestrians, and bicyclists. It hosts a wonderful mix of businesses from restaurants and shopping, to recreation, health care, and schools. In recent years, crashes on Bulldog Boulevard have increased. A recent traffic study showed …  Read More

Open Fire & Firework Restrictions 2015

Effective immediately, Provo Fire & Rescue has issued an open fire restriction for the foothills on the east bench and all areas of the Provo City watershed including South Fork. These restrictions are implemented due to the high fuel levels in the foothills and the decreasing fuel moisture content. Fires are restricted to established fire …  Read More

Clear the Air Challenge 2015

According to the Utah Division of Air Quality, if all drivers living along the Wasatch Front were to park their cars just one day per week, vehicle emissions would be reduced by 6,500 tons per year. This means that every vehicle trip counts, and every mile you devote to smarter travel pays Utah back with …  Read More

When it Rains it Pours

Above photo curtesy of Maura O’Bryan. My date with Sue tonight was momentarily interrupted so I could snap this picture at University Avenue and Bulldog. Send me your pictures of the rain and I’ll add them to this post (john@provo.org).

Utah Valley Marathon 2015:
Road Closures!

Thousands of runners are coming to Provo for the 2015 Utah Valley Marathon on Saturday, June 13. They are sure to bring passion, power and positive impact with them. The Utah Valley Marathon, one of the fastest spring marathons around, is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and one of the most beautiful runs. Mountains, …  Read More

Radon and Cancer

All my life I’ve heard people talk about things that can cause cancer. I especially remember red dye, genetically modified foods and of course smoking. Surprisingly it’s only been of late that I’ve heard about the cancer causing effects of Radon. According to the National Cancer Institute radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer …  Read More

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