• Michelle

Thousands of runners will storm through Provo on Saturday, May 1 for the Provo City Half Marathon. We want them to be safe so some driving pattern adjustments will need to be made on that day. Some streets will need to be closed to traffic during the event. If you’re not running in the race, you may want take note of how it could impact traffic.

There will be a small festival on Center Street the night before, on Friday, April 30. Center Street will be closed between University Ave and 100 W and University Ave will be closed from 200 North to 300 South starting at 5:00 pm on Friday until 3:00 pm on Saturday.

Runners will start their trek down the canyon at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 1. Between 8:00 am and approximately 1:00 pm the outside northbound lane of University Ave will be closed at 5200 N to 200 N and the downtown area between 200 North to 300 South and 100 West to 100 East will be closed for the finish line.

Motorists should expect significant delays crossing University Avenue and in our Downtown area between 8:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm. If you need to get across University Avenue, please do so on 300 South. 

The map below outlines the race route:

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  • Michelle

Sign up for Provo’s Emergency Alerts! Our mass notification system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as: severe weather, law enforcement activity, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

When we issue a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern, you will receive a message on the voice or text communication methods that you have registered, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.

Here’s what you have to do:

First – visit alerts.utahcounty.gov and click the “Sign Up” link.

  1. Create a Profile – Fill out the sign up form by creating a username and entering your first and last name, password, security question & answer, email, and accepting the terms of use. Complete your profile by identifying at least two ways we can contact you. (You can always make changes to your account later.)

  2. Define your location – Then add at least one location to your account. Examples: home, work, school, etc. You must select one location within Provo City in order to receive notifications about Provo. (You may also opt to receive notifications about other cities in the next steps.)

  3. Select your Alerts – You’re now able to select which alerts you would like to receive. Make sure to check Provo City or fine-tune your alerts by selecting the individual items you’d like to be notified about. Example: City Events, Traffic, Power Outages, etc. You may also select Utah County or any other cities you would like to receive notifications for.

  4. Additional Information – You will now be able to add any other additional information to your profile – special needs, business details, volunteer skills, etc.

In the event of a real emergency, you are also advised to turn to local emergency broadcast stations, KSL-AM 1160 OR KBYU-FM 89.1 for further information.

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Updated: 4 days ago

If you have been looking for a good reason to park your car and take your bike to work – this is it! 🙌 Wednesday, May 5, 2021 is Bike to Work Day! That means Provo businesses will host breakfast stations located throughout the city and hand out FREE FOOD, DRINKS, AND TREATS to people who arrive by bike from 7:30 – 9:00 am. (Provo City’s breakfast station will be open at 7:00 am for early bird riders.)

Pick up some breakfast, get to know your fellow commuters, have your bike looked at by a pro mechanic, and connect with the BikeWalk Provo team and other community volunteers.

To stay up to date on event details, be sure to RSVP to our Facebook Event Page.

Breakfast Stations

Starting to think about your route to work on Bike to Work Day? Well get ready to pedal to a breakfast station near you! I am excited to announce this year's breakfast stations that will be located throughout our city on Wednesday, May 5th. Check out the map below and a description of each breakfast station.

🚲Provo City Center – Pancakes, juice, Yup! milk & water provided by Coke, free bike safety checks by Mad Dog Cycles, and free bicycle registration by Provo Police

🚲Nu Skin - Breakfast details coming soon & mechanical assistance from Hangar 15

🚲Shops at Riverwoods - Roxberry Smoothies

🚲Provo Recreation Center – Kolaches for the first 75 people

🚲Utah Valley Hospital - Breakfast burritos, fruit cups and juice. Enter to win a free bodpod (body composition test), and free bicycle safety checks from Gary's Bicycles.

🚲UTA Frontrunner – Gatorade bottles, Granola bars, Tangerines and Apples; Information about our South Valley Transit Study; Information about our Adopt-a-Stop program; Bike safety on transit information; and small swag items

🚲Startup Building - Details coming soon

🚲Macey's Grocery Store - Details coming soon

🚲Duncan Aviation (Private-for employees only)

🚲BYU Breakfast Station (Private-for employees only)

*We'll be adding new breakfast stations and updating details daily. So keep checking back regularly for more information.

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