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US-89; Farmington to I-84

Public Involvement and Support Services


U.S. 89
SJ+A leads the Communication Team for this Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) project on US Highway 89, between Farmington and Interstate 84. This project will improve regional and local mobility, enhance the system linkage between Interstate 15 and 84 on U.S. 89, address current and future travel demand on this corridor and improve safety.
Since the onset of Design in 2019, SJ+A has played an integral part in a new process that UDOT has adopted for this project, which allows local government agencies, project contractors, design engineers and UDOT to work together to deliver the project as efficiently as possible, while also providing the best-value innovations that come from a traditional Design-Build project. This process, known as Progressive Design-Build , allows for public input, contractor expertise and cost to be assessed and incorporated into the project design earlier than other delivery methods.
The U.S. 89 project will improve safety and mobility on U.S. 89 by…
• Widening U.S. 89 to three lanes in each direction;
• Adding interchanges at 200 North/400 North, Oak Hills Drive, Gordon Avenue and Antelope Drive;
• Adding bridges over U.S. 89 at Nicholls Road and Crestwood Road;
• Improving connections between U.S. 89 and Main Street, S.R.193 and Interstate 84;
• Constructing new sections of frontage road to improve access to existing frontage roads and local streets. This will help local traffic access the new interchanges and crossings efficiently. The frontage road system will also function as a signed bicycle route.

SJ+A has led the communication team in a strategic communications program designed to address community concerns and build project buy-in. We began by providing detailed information about the PDB process and how it incorporates public input from previous phases. Then we detailed how public input had been incorporated into the project design. Finally, we provided detailed visuals to assist the public in understanding how their input changed the design.

In order to reach the broad range of affected stakeholders, we have implemented in-person and digital engagement tools to ensure accessibility to project information. In addition to an in-person open house, we provided an online open house, which saw over 6,000 unique visitors in the week of and the week following the open house at Layton High School. We also built and co-run a project-specific Facebook page (with a level of transparency and engagement that UDOT has not implemented on any other project to date) and a project Community Coordination Team (CCT) to help provide a two-way channel of communication between the project team and affected communities.

For questions or more information about the project please email or call 888-752-8789.

The Point Framework Master Plan

Public Involvement and Support Services



Utahns have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop the 600 acres of state-owned property called “The Point” in a way that is economically robust and environmentally sustainable. Widely recognized as one of the most important economic development opportunities in Utah history, The Point is well-served by vital infrastructure and centrally located at the heart of Utah’s fast-growing technology industry. The site offers unprecedented potential to create an innovation hub that catalyzes technological advancement, fosters mixed-use urban areas, and preserves parks and open space. The Point’s natural assets provide an opportunity for the site to develop in an environmentally friendly way that enhances Utahns’ quality of life.


SJ+A is pleased to support Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) [link to] and the Point of the Mountain State Land Use Authority [link to]  in engaging the public around this important master planning process. Public engagement activities will be ongoing through summer 2021.

Pioneer Park Improvements

Public Involvement and Support Services


SJ+A is pleased to support DesignWorkshop [] in developing the next round of improvements to Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park. This improvement planning process stems from the 2015 Park Master Plan and will continue supporting the City’s endeavors to support the integral role Pioneer Park can play in downtown Salt Lake City and the lives of the people who live, work and visit there. We’ll be working with Salt Lake City’s Engineering and Public Lands Division to assess past processes, confirm past visions for the park work align with current community needs, future growth and development plans, and getting the public engaged throughout this process. More information to come, stay tuned here []

Provo 500 West

Public Involvement, Event Planning and Support Services


Provo 500 West Project


UDOT is nearing completion of U.S. 89 (500 West) in Provo between 500 South and Bulldog Boulevard. SJ+A began working with UDOT during the environmental process, focusing efforts on communicating study information with key stakeholders, holding individual meetings with the local neighborhood councils, schools and affected property owners, engaging local businesses, residents and neighborhood groups to educate them about the project and associated impacts. We continued to support communication efforts during project design and then led engagement activities through construction. The project team successfully opened all lanes of traffic on the new concrete just before Christmas 2020 and will return to complete landscaping and final quality control items in the spring.

By adding new bike lanes and a 10-foot multi-modal trail; landscaped medians and new crosswalks; new storm drain, sewer, and natural gas utility lines, improving signal timing, and repaving the roadway in concrete, this project has upgraded aging infrastructure, provided better south-north connectivity and improved traffic flow, enhanced safety and provided more options for pedestrians and bikers.