Salt Lake City



500 East Reconstruction: 1700 South to 2100 South

To be added to the project email list for design and construction updates, please email “updates” to

This section of 500 East will be reconstructed in 2020.

The pavement, sidewalks, and gutters will be fixed.  A northbound bike lane will be added; bus stops consolidated and improved; and raised crosswalks added.

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The final design is based on SLC’s Complete Streets Ordinance, master plans, technical analysis, and public input over the course of 2019. Salt Lake City will complete the design of this project in December 2019.

Check it out!

We are now approaching the final engineering design, in December 2019. You can see what will happen at specific locations along the street.

  • Engineering Drawings (final draft), simplified for public viewing.
    • Sidewalk sections to be replaced
    • Driveway approaches to be replaced
    • Location of 42″ aqueduct
    • Raised crosswalks
    • Bus stop concrete pads
  • Striping Drawings (final draft)
    • Pavement markings (bike symbols, stripes, etc.)
    • No parking locations
    • Bus shelters, benches, trash cans, etc.

Let us know if you have questions! Contact us at or 801-535-6633.

Street 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

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Bus stops will be consolidated for faster service.

All stops will be made ADA accessible, with concrete pads and no curbside parking to block passengers from boarding.

All stops will receive shelters or benches. These drawings show which stops are getting what.

How long will your walk to a new bus stop be?  (try using Google walking directions if you’re not sure!)   

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Raised Crosswalks

Raised, brick-look concrete crosswalks will link bus stop pairs across 500 East. The crosswalks will be designed for 30 mph travel, fire trucks, buses, and snow plows.

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 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. 

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 History & 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

Data collection / 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.
August 2019Final conceptual design announcement.
August– October 2019 Engineering drawings by City design team based on the conceptual design.
Late Fall 2019-> WE ARE HERE <–
Final draft design available for viewing. See what the street will look like. (links at top of page)
December 2019Final design
January 2020Project out to bid
Spring – Fall 2020Construction

Get Ready for Construction!

Construction will begin in Spring 2020. Adjacent properties will be notified, and regular updates will go to the email list.

Access during construction

  • On-street parking will be restricted.
  • Traffic restricted to local access only.
  • 205 bus will be rerouted, likely to 400 East.
  • Access to drive approaches will be restricted for reconstruction and as the concrete cures.

Water and other utilities

  • Water main replaced; service disruptions will be noticed 48 hours in advance. Don’t get caught in the shower as the water goes off!42” aqueduct pipe placed from Downington to Coatsville, to be connected in a future year. 500 East won’t need to be dug up again.
  • Storm drain on the northern part of 500 East replaced; curb, gutter, and drainage fixed throughout the project.

Street trees

  • A few trees in poor health will be removed.
  • Replacement trees – and additional new trees – to be planted upon project completion. If you want a park strip tree, please contact Urban Forestry: 801-972-7818 or

Funding Our Future

This project is part of the Funding Our Future streets reconstruction bond approved by voters in 2018. 

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