UTAH COUNTY

Plans in place to add traffic signal to Spanish Fork intersection where two girls were hit

May 21, 2024, 5:00 AM | Updated: 6:41 am

The intersection of 2300 E. Canyon Road in Spanish Fork where two teen girls where seriously hurt a...

The intersection of 2300 E. Canyon Road in Spanish Fork where two teen girls where seriously hurt after being hit by a car Saturday. (KSL TV)

(KSL TV)

SPANISH FORK — The Utah Department of Transportation and Spanish Fork officials anticipate construction for a new traffic signal will begin in a few months at an intersection where two girls were left critically injured while crossing the street.

KSL TV spoke with several neighbors who voiced their concerns about the 2300 East and Canyon Road intersection, many of whom stated a traffic signal was needed.


Spokesperson John Gleason said UDOT oversees the street, and a traffic study was conducted several years ago, but a signal wasn’t needed. However, that is no longer the case with Spanish Fork’s population growth.

“It definitely warrants a traffic signal,” Gleason said.

Teenage girls in critical condition after being hit by SUV in Spanish Fork

A spokesperson for Spanish Fork confirmed to KSL TV the intersection was not complete until 2022, which is when UDOT conducted another study. The signal was designed last year to be built for 2024.

Spanish Fork has this project out to bid in early June to look for a contractor. Gleason said these types of projects can take months to a year, from getting proper funding to completing them.

“Unfortunately, the construction is set to happen later this summer,” Gleason said. “It just wasn’t in time to help prevent such a terrible crash that happened this weekend.”

Gleason, however, reiterated that UDOT is committed to making roads safer.

Read the full story from KSLTV.com here. 

 

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Plans in place to add traffic signal to Spanish Fork intersection where two girls were hit