Friday, May 31, 2013

Orem considering pedestrian bridge over I‐15

A proposed pedestrian bridge over I-15 at Utah Valley University is now one step closer.

The Orem City Council voted this week to amend the city’s master transportation plan to include the potential development of the bridge that would connect the UVU campus on the east to the commuter rail station across the freeway to the west.

Assistant city manager Jamie Davidson noted that no formal plans have been discussed thus far, but installing a bridge would help alleviate some of the traffic congestion plaguing the area around University Parkway in Orem.

The estimated cost of an enclosed pedestrian bridge would be in the $10 million range, he said. Where the funding would come from is something the city would need to figure out if the project were to come to fruition. Deseret News