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Road Closures 12-21-11

1100 N in Pleasant Grove will close to traffic at the Provo Reservoir Canal crossing starting Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

1200 N in Orem is closed to traffic at the Provo Reservoir Canal crossing. 

400 East in Orem is closed to traffic at the south side of the Provo Reservoir Canal crossing.

Thanksgiving Way / Pony Express Road near the Point of the Mountain is closed to traffic from the Staker Parsons pit entrance in Utah County to the Owell Pit in Salt Lake County.

Alpine Highway (SR-74) currently has lane shifts in place just north of Fox Hollow Golf Course while work on construction of a pedestrian underpass takes place.

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

An Unusual Winter at the Association

This winter is proving to be another unusual season for the Association.  As the Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure Project is completed, a transition process unfolds for those who will operate and maintain this new system.  Work is being done to remove and salvage any useable equipment form the decommissioned canal.  This equipment will either be used on other Provo River Project facilities, be reserved as spares, or be transferred to a new owner who can put them to beneficial use.  Staff is learning the processes, procedures and technology involved with commissioning the new, enclosed canal system. 

Additionally, there is a great deal of support needed from Association staff for the Enclosure Project construction process.  Besides these unique tasks, this time of year staff prepares for the upcoming runoff and irrigation seasons.  At Deer Creek Power Plant, winter preventative maintenance is performed on all equipment.  Each penstock and power generation unit is inspected and prepared for the 2012 season. 

From other areas of the Provo River Project equipment is taken to the Pleasant Grove Shop for annual preventative maintenance.  Maintenance personnel also care for all rolling stock which includes earthwork equipment, pumps, generators, and smaller powered equipment.  A large task for this winter will be the replacement of the torque converter on the Association’s D7G bulldozer.  This will be akin to major surgery.  The combination of the facilities at Pleasant Grove and the talents of the maintenance staff allow this level of work to be done in-house.

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 2:59 pm