Author: Jeff Jacobsen

Utah County construction update April 13-19

While the UVU Spring 2012 semester may be winding down, Utah Department of Transportation crews are maintaining steady progress on the I-15 CORE project. UDOT officials urge drivers to pay particular attention to specific areas this week that may interfere with regular traffic flow:   University Parkway Orem 800 North American Fork 500 East Provo Center Street Spanish Fork, U.S. 6 and Main Street   Signal work, ramp reconstruction and paving will cause the closure of all east-west traffic at the University Parkway interchange, as well as the southbound on- and off-ramps beginning Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. and lasting until Monday, April 16 at 5:30 a.m. While the on- and off-ramps for northbound I-15 will remain open, drivers are encouraged to use Orem or Provo Center Street interchanges for southbound freeway access. During these closures, northbound traffic on I-15 will be restricted to two lanes surrounding the University Parkway interchange for concrete paving.   Nightly bridge work, overhead sign construction and permanent lane marking will cause ramp closures at the Orem 800 North interchange. The southbound on-ramp will close on April 16, the southbound off-ramp on April 18 and the northbound off-ramp on April 20. All closures are scheduled from 9:00 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Drivers should use Orem Center Street or 1600 North interchanges as alternates during the closures.   With the completion of the American...

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In search of more green men

The rhythmic pulse of booming bass drums drove the abrasive cadence of snare drums late into the evening in the Gunther Technology’s Music Department.   With another school year coming to an end, the progressively prominent and exclusive entertainment-centered drumline known as the Green Man Group inspected a group of about 15 applicants Friday night, April 6, for positions on the 2012-2013 drum line.   Clint Pulver, senior Communications major and director of the Green Man Group, played an integral role in the genesis of the crowd- pleasing group of students who dress in green “morph suits” and pump...

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Utah County construction update April 6-12

While nighttime general lane restrictions are possible along the entire length of the I-15 corridor, Utah Department of Transportation has issued its weekly list of specific expected activity. Below are some of the hot spots that may affect the UVU population:   University Parkway I-15 lane through American Fork and Lindon Orem 800 North Orem 1600 North Provo Center Street   Signal work, ramp reconstruction and paving will cause the east-west traffic at the University Parkway interchange to be closed beginning Saturday, April 14, at 9:00 p.m. until Monday, April 16, at 5:30 a.m. The northbound off-ramp and on-ramp at the interchange will remain open. Drivers wanting access between southbound I-15 and the interchange should use Orem or Provo Center Street interchanges.   The northbound lane restrictions on I-15 through American Fork and Lindon have been removed, and the southbound lane restrictions are scheduled for removal Sunday, April 8.   While bridge deck panels are installed on the new bridge at the Orem 800 North interchange, east-west travel will be detoured to either 400 North or Center Street tonight and tomorrow night, April 6-7, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. During this work, all on- and off-ramps will remain functional. However, the ramps will be affected for overhead sign construction, grooving and further bridge work next week. The southbound off-ramp will be closed April 9 and 11, and the...

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Utah County Construction Update March 29

Utah Department of Transportation has issued a warning to drivers using the I-15 corridor inside the I-15 CORE project. Travel time could be increased by as much as two hours tomorrow afternoon, Friday, March 30.   Lane restrictions in the American Fork and Pleasant Grove area, LDS General Conference and spring breaks from four different Utah school districts (Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Tooele) will cause increased strain on the temporarily limited UDOT resources.   To avoid excessive traffic, UDOT advises drivers to leave before 2:00 p.m. or after 8:00 p.m. The lane restrictions at the heart of potential...

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Molly Morbids win Utah Valley derby bout

Skintight pink outfits, short shorts and fishnet stockings contrasted with the intensity of the athleticism shown in the Molly Morbids’ debut battle. It unveiled just how rough roller derby can be.   One of three teams in the Happy Valley Derby Darlins roller derby league, the Molly Morbids team is comprised of the best roller derby girls in Utah County. Designated as the league’s travel team, the Molly Morbids won its debut match Saturday, March 17, against the Nevada East Roller Girls, with a final score of 183-87.   Roller derby match-ups consist of two teams of five skaters forming...

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