2015 Micro Surfacing Project
The City of Orem will be micro surfacing 1600 North from 1350 West to State Street and from 325 West to 800 East. Micro surfacing will also be occurring on 800 East from 1600 North to 1200 North and from 800 North to Center Street. Work will begin Sunday October 4th, and continue throughout the week to Sunday October 11th. Micro surfacing requires certain conditions to be applied and may be delayed due to inclement weather.
What is Micro Surfacing?
Micro surfacing is a cost effective way to maintain a pavement system. It is a thin (approximately 3/8” thick) seal coat comprised of emulsified asphalt, water, fine aggregate, polymers and mineral filler. Using a micro surfacing seal coat protects the asphalt pavement structure from harmful UV rays that oxidize and deteriorate pavement. It also seals small cracks in the pavement and protects from the ingress of water. This helps the pavement maintain strength and can add an additional 5-10 years of road service life.
When will the road be open again?
Micro surfacing is a quick drying surface treatment that allows the treated road to be opened in as little as 2-8 hours after placement. Curing time is dependent on weather conditions and other factors. Geneva Rock crews will open the road as soon as reasonably possible after the surface treatment has fully cured. Please do not drive on the micro surfacing until the traffic control devices have been removed as it could cause damage to the road and to your vehicle.
Transportation Master Plan Open House
What changes would you like to see with Orem’s current transportation?
The Orem City Transportation Master Plan open house will be held Tuesday September 1st from 4-7 pm in the City Council chambers. Come let your voice be heard on the new transportation master plan! We’ve had a public comment period to gain the input of residents and now we want to see what you think of the results.
You can find more information on our website: www.oremtmp.com
Historic State Street: 1947 & 1966
With all of the buzz about the new State Street Master Plan, here's a look at State Street from 1947 and 1966. Some buildings from the time period are still here, like the SCERA, City Hall, and Miracle Bowl.
There's a near wreck at 0:47 that proves the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Orem: Your place to play
If anybody needs convincing that Orem is a great place to live, work, and play, just watch this video of all that Orem has to offer.
Utility Master Plan Update
The City of Orem is planning for the future. The Utility Master Plan Updates will be the basis of our plan to ensure that future generations have access to reliable and sustainable water, storm sewer, and wastewater systems.
You can see the master plan here.
New State Street Redevelopment Plan
The Orem State Street Corridor Master Plan is a long term plan being led by the City of Orem to envision the future of State Street in its continued role as the Main Street and retail center of Utah County. The City will be working with the Mountainland Association of Governments, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority and Provo City to create a plan that meets the needs of both residents and businesses.
The plan will create a vision for State Street's future and identify achievable short and long term goals revolving around the issues of transportation, land use, population density, economic development, and urban design.
Citizen input is an important part of this process and there will be public meetings and workshops scheduled so that you can help create this plan.