The federal government has given the go-ahead for construction of a new thoroughfare that would give Utah County drivers improved access to the west side of I-15. The Obama administration has put the proposed Provo Westside Connector on a fast-track for federal approval.
Construction of the new roadway from the I-15 University Avenue interchange to Provo Airport could start in about a year. The Provo Westside Connector is one of 14 projects nationwide that the government deemed would help boost the economy in targeted areas. Provo area planners said the expedited federal review would give the three-mile project a jumpstart. Deseret News