November 2022 - Spanish Fork Happenings

Poppy Books and Gifts is an independent bookstore selling new books and all sorts of fun gifts. They will be opening on November 18th with a grand opening on Saturday, November 26th.  Their hours will be 10am-7pm Monday-Saturday and are located at 56 W 200 N Spanish Fork.

 

The City Budget for FY 2022-2023 was approved by the city council and in turn, the funding was approved to begin the Recreation Center.  Construction will start Fall 2023 and will be located at the Sports Park on Main Street and Volunteer Drive.  Some of the features will include indoor and outdoor pools, basketball courts, multi-purpose courts, an indoor track, gym and cardio equipment, and a fully functioning senior center.  For all the current details, go to https://www.spanishfork.org/news_detail_T17_R407.php

 

Iceberg Drive Inn has begun construction in the Neighborhood Walmart Shopping Center on HWY 6.  I’ll keep you updated as things progress.

 

The First Annual Turkey Shoot and Campout will be held on November 4th and 5th at the Spanish Fork Gun Club.  Go to sfgunclub.org for more information.

 

Festival of Lights begins November 24th and runs through January 1 from 6-10pm and is $10 per car.  For more information, go to https://www.spanishfork.org/events/fol/index.php

 

The Winter Lights Parade will take place on Saturday, November 26th at 7pm starting at 900 N and continuing down Main Street until 100 S.  Come welcome Santa to Spanish Fork!

 

As you know, there are a lot of transportation projects under way or starting soon.  Here are a few highlights and I will add more in the upcoming Spanish Fork Happenings posts.  

 

An additional left turn lane will be added to Canyon Creek Parkway from HWY 6.

 

 

A new signal will be added in at the intersection by McDonald’s and Wendy’s and the new Target that is currently under construction.  Expressway Lane will be widened and add more lanes through HWY 6.

 

 

Spanish Fork Parkway will be completed at the railroad crossing which will alleviate traffic on 4th North.

 

          

This Main St project will enhance traffic flow and improve safety for the City. The project area will be reconstructed to include a raised median, bike lanes, and LID drainage. The raised median will remove dangerous turn movements, decrease delay during peak traffic times, and improve safety.”



 

 

New light and connection to HWY 6 from 2000 East.

 

 

New I-15 exit between Springville 400 N and Spanish Fork HWY 6.

 

 

All data and pictures were obtained from Spanish Fork City directly or via the documents below.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1barJwKFuhuDEoWBndibc1Udq6DoeMzUWXCQCctei_bM/edit

6 thoughts on “November 2022 SF Happenings”

    1. Hi Tyler! There will be a light at 2300 E and Canyon Road in the next 9 months of so. Canyon Road is technically a state highway and it would be state funded. Those wheels turn slowly. Spanish Fork doesn’t have any plans that I’m aware of to widen SF parkway at this point.

  1. Thank you Shelly!
    I tell my wife all the time, “I hate Highway 6”. I know it’s too late now, but having a major highway running through a city was and is a bad idea. As far as I know you are the only one informing us of all these developments and it is great of you to do this!

    1. Hi Rick! I suppose the highway was here long before a majority of the city was developed so it’s kind of a catch-22. Development came because it was convenient to the highway and in a high visibility location. I do believe Spanish Fork has done a good job of what they can control given the circumstances. Thank you for following along!

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