Utah County construction update March 23-29

March 23, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes In addition to the general nighttime lane restrictions along the I-15 corridor, which will affect traffic from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 p.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Utah Department of Transportation has announced other areas for driver consideration.   I-15 lane restrictions through American Fork and Lindon University […]

Building bridges: Visiting Latin markets in our community

March 12, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes I should have known better than to pull out my notebook too soon. Big journalism faux pas. Still, I ended up leaving with free coconut candy from Guatemala—striped like a flag, it’s the manager’s favorite. I think speaking a little broken Spanish and showing my curiosity paved some common ground.   For this article I […]

Utah County construction update Feb. 3-9

February 3, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to UDOT, the I-15 CORE project has reached 70 percent completion. While the end may be in sight, drivers still have yet to endure the all-too-familiar construction. Hot spots this week include:   University Parkway at Sandhill Road Orem Center Street Provo 820 North and Center Street Provo University Avenue Spanish Fork Main Street […]

Utah County construction update Jan. 27-Feb. 2

January 27, 2012

Reading Time: < 1 minute With icy winds bearing down, UDOT employees continue to labor throughout the county. Areas of specific concern for drivers are as follows:   University Parkway Orem 1600 N Orem 800 N Orem 400 N U.S. 6 Spanish Fork   The southbound on-ramp to I-15 from University Parkway will be closed for two nights so that […]

Utah County construction update Jan. 20-26

January 20, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hot spots this week for UDOT’s I-15 CORE project include the folloing:   University Parkway Orem Center Street Orem 1600 N(x2) Orem 800 N Spanish Fork   Nighttime closures of both southbound I-15 ramps at University Parkway will necessitate alternate routes nightly as crews switch traffic lanes onto new concrete and install storm drains. The […]

Utah County construction update Jan. 13-19

January 13, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the inevitability of snow this winter, UDOT is proactively making its annual warnings about driving during bad weather. Be sure leave time for weather delays in your travel plans, make sure to keep plenty of distance between vehicles and keep speeds down.   Also, make sure to keep up to date on construction. Below […]

Utah County construction update Jan. 6-12

January 6, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Years past have brought many changes to the transportation layout in Utah County, and 2012 is no different. UDOT crews are working around the clock to make traffic run smoothly and safely. Hot spots reported by UDOT for the next week include the following:   Sandhill Road University Parkway SB I-15 offramp Orem 800 North […]

Utah County construction update: Friday Nov. 11

November 11, 2011

Reading Time: < 1 minute The I-15 interchange at 500 East in American Fork is open, after I-15 CORE workers transformed it into a new diverging diamond interchange (DDI) configuration. The DDI configuration, featured for the first time in Utah at the I-15 interchange at American Fork Main Street, is designed to improve safety. Although the pattern requires drivers to […]

Habitat for Humanity teams with UVU

November 5, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many families live their whole lives without owning their own home. Some families may never even live in a home. It may not for lack of desire to live in a home, but because they can’t afford it.   Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization, helps families get into homes – an opportunity they never […]

Enjoying music while housing the homeless

September 16, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some people feel the need to make a difference or to resolve world hunger.   A daunting task indeed, however, the Provo Food and Care Coalition is helping to make a dent in both. The Food and Care Coalition is hosting their first ever “Battle of the Bands.” The event is a fundraiser aimed at […]