Starting in early spring 2019, we’ll reconstruct this segment of 900 South to improve mobility, access, and drainage, and to prolong the lifespan of the roadway. During the public involvement phase of the project in 2018, we heard from residents that additional enhancements were desired to improve the five-leg intersection at 900 South, 1100 East, and Gilmer Drive. After a series of pop-up designs, community feedback, data collection, and analysis, we selected the roundabout option.
The project will include the following features:
- New concrete pavement
- Upgrades to the storm drain system
- Upgrades to signs, crosswalks, and sidewalks as needed
- Reconstruction or repair of driveway approaches as needed
- 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 accessible bus stops
- Additional landscaping between Lincoln Street and 1100 East
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Resources from these civic engagement opportunities are listed below.
April – July 2018
- Salt Lake tests new intersection design with ‘pop-ups’
- Heads up! Temporary changes are in place at a busy Salt Lake City intersection
- SLC officials create makeshift roundabout to test planned intersection project
- Pop-Up Intersection? City Planning Experiment Throws Neighbors, Drivers For A Loop
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.slc.gov/mystreet
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