SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City’s Transportation and Engineering divisions invite residents now through Aug. 1 to review the design for Phase 2 of the 900 South Reconstruction and 9-Line Trail project. The review process is available through a virtual open house.
Phase 2 of the 900 South Reconstruction and 9-Line Trail project is from 900 West to 300 West and from West Temple to Lincoln Street. Construction will start in 2022 and end in 2023. Although construction for this section will not begin until next year, now is the best time to review the design and be informed about the upcoming improvements. Construction of phase 1 (300 West to West Temple) began in early July and will be completed October 2022.
This project will transform 900 South into a “complete street” that is safer and more welcoming, requires less asphalt maintenance in the future, and is more accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. The design is based on extensive public outreach and recommendations dating back to the 1992 Open Space Plan and recently formalized in the 2018 9-Line Trail Extension Study. It includes 2.5 new miles of the family-friendly 9-Line Trail, safer crosswalks, accessible bus stops to support enhanced Route 9 service, more landscaping as part of the proposed Downtown Green Loop, parking adjustments, and new asphalt pavement.
To participate in the virtual open house residents will follow three steps:
1. Visit 900SouthSLC.com, click “Check out Phase 2 design here” in the Project Update box.
2. Click on the four “posters” to read about the project’s benefits, history, parking and schedule.
3. View the new street design by clicking on the interactive map on bottom of the page, and leave comments by clicking the red “Comment” button.
The 900 South project is one of the largest projects funded by the $87 million Funding Our Future street reconstruction bond approved by Salt Lake City voters in 2018. These transformative projects foster future growth and changes in transportation demand while focusing on moving people – not just cars. With input from the community at every stage, Funding Our Future projects are designed to not only solve transportation problems, but also beautify the communities they serve, promote public health, and create a more sustainable environment.
More information can be found at 900SouthSLC.com, or by contacting the project team at 900South@slcgov.com.
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