Walkable student housing has been shown to generate much less traffic than other types of development.

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“You get the students on site, you make it walkable, you make it bikeable, you make it transit accessible, and the traffic is going to stay low. . . . I think student housing is the best thing to happen on that site.
— Paul Goodrich, Orem City Traffic Engineer on Feb 13, 2018

access points have been designed to divert traffic away from the adjacent neighborhood.

 After feedback from local residents, a direct entrance to the parking garage was added to the south.  This allows traffic to come and go from the project without using neighborhood streets.

After feedback from local residents, a direct entrance to the parking garage was added to the south.  This allows traffic to come and go from the project without using neighborhood streets.

Most traffic will find I-15 and University Parkway Across UVU Roads

 Because of the agreement with UVU to divert traffic across their parking lot, traffic engineers estimate that 60% to 80% of all project traffic will utilize Campus Drive and Wolverine Way to head to the south.

Because of the agreement with UVU to divert traffic across their parking lot, traffic engineers estimate that 60% to 80% of all project traffic will utilize Campus Drive and Wolverine Way to head to the south.


With long study, and much community input, [the proposed student housing project is] being designed to minimize vehicular traffic by redirecting it away from residential areas and dramatically increasing walkable student access to campus.
— Matt Holland, President of UVU on June 14, 2018
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Road improvements are coming

Orem city has announced upgrades to the existing road system that will greatly improve traffic flowing out of the project to I-15 and University Parkway. 

  • In 2018, the intersection will be widened at 400 West and University Parkway. 
  • In 2019, the Roundabout will be redesigned and expanded for greater traffic flow.
  • The project will construct a traffic signal at 960 South and 400 West during construction.
 Presented in the February 13, 2018 City Council Meeting

Presented in the February 13, 2018 City Council Meeting