UDOT Held Public Meetings on Environmental Study About Potential Improvements to 1600 North in Orem
November 4, 2021
Public encouraged to provide feedback
UDOT invited residents, businesses, and commuters, who live near or use 1600 North (State Route 241) in Orem and Lindon, to attend a series of public meetings as part of an environmental study evaluating improvements to the roadway between 1200 West and State Street.
These meetings were held according to the following schedule:
- Virtual Meeting: Nov. 9 from 6 – 7 p.m.
- In-person Open House: Nov. 10 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
In 2019, Orem and Lindon requested to transfer ownership and maintenance responsibilities of 1600 North from State Street to I-15 over to UDOT. During recent legislative sessions, the Utah Legislature allocated $39 million in funds to study and build any proposed corridor improvements.
“As part of the ownership transfer, UDOT needs to conduct a State Environmental Study (SES) to evaluate the long-term mobility needs and refine a solution along 1600 North. The study team will evaluate impacts to residents, commuters, and the environment. We are encouraging the public to participate in the environmental study process, beginning with these public scoping meetings in early November,” said Eric Rasband, UDOT Project Manager.
Possible solutions the project team will look at to meet these long-term needs along the corridor may include additional travel lanes and active transportation facilities, such as bike lanes and a multi-use trail.
The public comment period began on October 27 and ended on November 24. The input provided to the team will help them develop and refine the preferred design concept that will be available for comment later in the study process. The study will take over a year to complete, and the public will have additional opportunities to comment and provide feedback. For more information and to stay informed about study progress and future public engagement opportunities, visit the study website udot.utah.gov/go/1600North and sign up for email updates at 1600North@utah.gov.Tags: Orem 1600 North