900 South (Lincoln Street to 1300 East)
This page consists of construction updates for the segment of 900 South between Lincoln Street and 1300 East. Construction updates for 900 South between 900 West and Lincoln Street can be found at this link here.
Construction started on this project May 16, 2019 and finished in December of 2019. 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
- 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
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.
Construction Email Updates
Project Map and Images
The project map of new features and parking changes can be found at this link.
- Public involvement: Spring – Summer 2018
- Design: September – December 2018
- Contractor selection: February 2019
- Construction: Spring – Fall 2019
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 in the dropdown menu below.
Additional Informational Resources
Recorded Video of May 8, 2019 Meeting: https://youtu.be/7VLTMklSie0
April – July 2018
- Construction in 9th and 9th big value add for 9-Line
- Another parking flare-up in latest test of 9th and 9th’s willingness to urbanize
- 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.
To stay informed email the word “Updates,” or follow us on social media to see posts about our progress using the #900SouthSLC hashtag.
- Project Manager: Eric Casperson (801) 535-7995
- Project Planner: Tom Millar (801) 535-6134
- Email: email@example.com