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900 South: Lincoln Street to 1300 East


Overview

As of May 16th, construction has started on this project. It was decided that the project would continue, as designed, to include:

  • Roundabout at the five-leg intersection at Gilmer, 1100 East, and 900 South
  • The 9-Line Trail
  • Improved ADA bus stops to support the new high frequency bus Route 9

View the most recent update sent to the community.

The project map of new features and parking changes can be found at this link.

The project will include the following features:

  • Roundabout at the five-leg intersection at Gilmer, 1100 East, and 900 South
  • A new bike path along the south side of the street between Lincoln Street and 1100 East
  • Uphill bike lanes from 1100 East to 1300 East
  • Improved and ADA bus stops to support the new high frequency bus Route 9
  • New concrete pavement
  • Upgrades to the storm drain system
  • Additional landscaping between Lincoln Street and 1100 East
  • Upgrades to signs, crosswalks, and sidewalks as needed
    Reconstruction or repair of driveway approaches as needed

Sketch rendering of a 900 South proposed cross section for illustration purposes.
Not a final design.

These improvements follow our city’s complete streets ordinance and transportation plans; and upon our completion of the project, by the end of 2019, residents will enjoy a better travel experience to and from work, home, parks, schools, and nearby shops and restaurants.

Project Map

What to Expect During Construction

  • Access to businesses and residences
  • A travel lane in each direction
  • Roadwork activities Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
    • Weekend work as deemed necessary
  • Noise and vibration associated with road construction activities
  • Travel restrictions to keep the work zone safe for travelers and workers
  • Access restrictions during pavement demolition and paving activities and also during curing times.
    • Notices to residents and businesses who will be impacted directly prior to scheduled closures
  • Bus routes will be maintained at their original locations or consolidated along 900 South
    • They may be relocated at any time as deemed necessary by UTA

Investment

A $3 million investment to fund the project was made possible via impact fees, the Class C Fund, and a Salt Lake County active transportation grant.

Schedule

  • Public involvement: Spring – Summer 2018
  • Design: September – December 2018
  • Contractor selection: February 2019
  • Construction: Spring – Fall 2019*

*This schedule is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Civic Engagement

In 2016, we discussed preliminary designs for the overall 9-Line Trail, including this section of 900 South, at community events such as the 9th & 9th Street Festival in September.

In 2018, we began civic engagement efforts again as the construction of this segment drew closer. In February, community members suggested other ideas for us to consider for the five-leg intersection design and suggested other concepts for consideration. In April, we asked them, via an online survey and at an open house, which two design ideas they thought we should test. In May, we tested a roundabout design and closing the western end of Gilmer Drive for one week each.

Through our analysis of traffic data and public feedback, we selected the roundabout as the preferred option, and we presented these findings at an August 2018 open house.

In May 2019, Salt Lake City held a listening session with area residents and businesses to discuss the loss parking spaces to construct project improvements. After hearing the community reaction about parking loss, the Mayor asked City staff to find additional parking spaces where feasible and would not have a significant impact on project budget or timeline. That effort reduced the parking loss from 29 spaces to 20 spaces for this project.

Resources from these civic engagement opportunities are listed below.

Informational Resources

May 2019

Thank You – 900 South Parking Discussion

Recorded Video of May 8, 2019 Meeting: https://youtu.be/7VLTMklSie0

February 2018

April – July 2018

August 2018

January 2019

News Coverage

How To Drive The Roundabout

• Slow down as you approach the roundabout. Signs will alert you to the required actions ahead, which are also described below.

• There are five raised crosswalks in the roundabout. People walking and bicycling always have the right of way. Look for and yield to them. Yield lines (triangles facing you) will indicate where to yield to people in crosswalks.

• If you are in a vehicle, look to your left before, during, and after the raised crosswalks. As you near the yield sign and dashed yield line at the entrance to the roundabout, yield to traffic already in the roundabout. Once there is a gap for you in traffic, enter the circle carefully and proceed to your exit, signaling before leaving the roundabout.

• Watch this video to learn more about roundabouts:

This video is provided by courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Contact Information

To stay informed email the word “Updates,” or follow us on social media to see posts about our progress using the #900SouthSLC hashtag.

  • Civic Engagement Specialist: Adan Carrillo (801) 535-6251
  • Project Manager: Eric Casperson (801) 535-7995
  • Project Planner: Tom Millar (801) 535-6134
  • Email: 900south@slcgov.com
  • Website: www.slc.gov/mystreet

Pregunta por Adan Carrillo si necesitas esta información en Español.

Aerial view of the roundabout pop-up intersection in spring 2018.

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