(KUTV) — Construction crews have started to mark and cut-up Bulldog Blvd. to transform one lane on each side to a bicycle lane.
Provo City is working in conjunction with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) on this project.
It will take up to six months to complete. Jonathan Knight, an engineer with Provo City, says the city has been studying that stretch of roadway since 2013.
Reports claim the delays in traffic, with the new changes, are only going to add less than a minute during peak travel times.
Once completed, this stretch of roadway is going to be well-organized and functional, Knight said.
A center median is also being built to help reduce crashes. The second project is located right off of Bulldog Blvd. on 500 West and being led by UDOT.
This project is expected to take more time and cost more than the first project.
Geoff Dupaix with UDOT says it will take more time and money to finish the second project because of the years of deterioration on the road.
“Now is the perfect time to get started with this work,” says Dupaix
He goes on to say, this will be a complete reconstruction of 500 West from about 800 North to 500 South.
Crews will work on updating utility like sewer and add a bike lane going north and south.
Drivers should expect delays in this area as construction continues.