Study improves transportation routes in Utah County

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is teaming up with other transit organizations to make improvements to east-west transportation in northern Utah County. The potential improvements include alternative routes to UVSC, existing and planned housing, retail malls, employment centers, and downtown Provo.

A study is being conducted to identify solutions to different transportation issues. The study hopes to accomplish connecting communities, satisfy travel demand and alleviate congestion through the year 2040.

The project team will have a comment booth at UVSC in the Student Center on Monday, April 14, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can learn more about the project and comment on project alternatives during those times. Feedback will help the project team identify transit needs.

Mountainland Associations of Governments (MAG) is a project partner in the study and has been conducting public meetings to research and develop alternatives to report to the Legislature in September 2008.

Local citizen knowledge helps them in this study process. They are relying on public input to determine what alternatives best meet the needs of the area.

The UVSC community has the opportunity to give their input about alternatives they would like to see in the future at the comment booth on April 14. For more information on the Utah County east-west study, visit:

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