July 27, 2023
Salt Lake City announced the completion of two major roadway reconstruction projects this month. The 900 South—from 900 West to 200 East—and 300 West—from 2100 South to 900 South—projects, funded by the 2018 voter-approved Funding Our Future bond are complete and are actively improving the way people get around in Salt Lake City.
“I know Salt Lakers are collectively sighing with relief,” Mayor Erin Mendenhall said. “You’ve been incredibly patient with roadway reconstruction happening in the City, knowing the repairs and improvements have been necessary to handle demand and increased active transportation so it can serve residents for decades to come.”
In addition to replacing the aged and deteriorating roadway, the projects added new pedestrian and bike facilities for all ages and abilities on 300 West and extended the 9-Line trail on 900 South. The better streets feature improved safety with new mid-block and narrowed crosswalks, more than 200 new planted trees, water-wise landscaping, improved drainage, improved transit access, and replacement or upgraded underground utilities.
“These critical improvements make it easier, safer, and more comfortable for people to visit area businesses and enjoy their time in the Ballpark and Central 9th neighborhoods,” said Salt Lake City Transportation Director Jon Larsen.
Construction began on both projects in 2021, but experienced delays due to region-wide post-pandemic materials and labor shortages and utility delays.
“Construction was hard for businesses, and we hope people will take the time to come back and support their local businesses now that the improvements are complete,” said Councilmember Darin Mano. “These streets are now safer and more welcoming for everyone.”
Construction on 900 South continues through the end of 2023 between 200 East and 500 East and 700 East and 945 East. When complete, the 3-mile 9-Line Trail will connect the 9th and 9th neighborhood and Liberty Park through Central 9th to the Poplar Grove neighborhood and Jordan Park. It will provide new access for cyclists, pedestrians, and other non-motorized travel, while also adding trees, shade, and a sense of place throughout the area.
Tags: 300 West, 9-mile trail, 900 South, ballpark neighborhood, Central 9th neighborhood, Construction, Jordan Park, Liberty Park, Poplar Grove, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Council, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division
For current street project updates, visit www.slc.gov/mystreet/.