Salt Lake City



500 East Reconstruction: 1700 South to 2100 South

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500 East from 1700 South – 2100 South will be reconstructed in 2020. The pavement, sidewalks, and gutters will be fixed. There will be some changes to the street design to meet SLC’s Complete Streets Ordinance and master plans.

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In 2019, Salt Lake City has been seeking community input and will be completing the design for the rebuild of this street.   Read our report about what we heard.

New Design… Coming in 2020

Bikeways are required by SLC’s Complete Streets Ordinance for reconstruction projects. After two rounds of public input on this project, the project team has selected the following design.

This is the same configuration as 500 East just to the north, between 1300 S and 1700 S. Smoother gutters after the reconstruction will allow this to fit within the existing curbs.

Bus Stops

All bus stops will be made ADA accessible. This will include no parking, so that the bus can pull to the curb. New concrete bus stop pads will connect the sidewalk to the boarding area.

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As shown on this map, bus stops will be consolidated or relocated to:

  • 1700 South
  • Downington
  • Ramona
  • 2100 South

Why consolidate stops? Fewer stops make for faster and more efficient bus service, and enable better facilities, such as bus shelters, at bus stops with higher use.  Trash cans (emptied by UTA) and bike racks will be added at some stops.

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Fewer bus stops also improve traffic flow and predictability for motorists. The new spacing means that almost everyone living or working between 300 East and 700 East will have a typical 10-minute, or less, walk to a bus stop.  How long will your walk to a bus stop be?  (try using Google walking directions if you’re not sure!)   

Raised Crosswalks

Raised crosswalks at Downington and Ramona will link bus stop pairs. The existing crosswalk at Hollywood will also be raised as part of a future east-west neighborhood byway.

Raised crosswalks received about 70% support from our survey participants who live on the street, live nearby, commute on the street, etc.  About 20% neutral, and around 10% strongly opposed – this same profile across demographics. 

The crosswalks will be brick-look concrete, designed for travel at the 30 mph speed limit as well as for fire equipment, & snow plow access.  Unlike speed bumps, raised crosswalks are designed to be driven over without slowing — if you’re going the speed limit!

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Raised crosswalks are a similar design to what is currently on 300 East between 400 South and 500 South, near the Public Safety Building. Raised crosswalks will be more gentle to drive over than some of the potholes and pavement patches currently on 500 East!  

Keep in Touch: Further information on construction timeline and impacts will be available on this webpage. Email “updates” to to request to be added to the project email list.

Project Timeline:

April – May
Community input on current street design:  
likes / dislikes and safety suggestions.
Read our report about what we heard. 
See the raw data.
Spring 2019

Initial data collection and Complete Streets assessment.
Crash reports, parking use, traffic volumes, master plan recommendations.
May – June 2019Community input on conceptual design. 
Read our report about what we heard.
See the raw data.
July – October 2019 
City design team developing engineering 
based on the conceptual design.

Late Fall 2019Final design available for review. See what the street will look like.
2020 Construction SeasonConstruction.

Funding Our Future

The reconstruction of 500 East is one of the projects funded through a new Salt Lake City bond, which is part of the Funding Our Future initiative.  

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