700 South (600 W to 700 E)
Survey results published and Final Design available for review!
This street will receive a surface treatment in the summer of 2020. Access and parking will be restricted for maximum 6 daytime hours on 1-3 days. There may be changes to striping & markings.
Community Input About This Street
In Spring 2020, Salt Lake City gathered community input for possible changes to the striping design of this street. For the 700 South project, our major takeaways from our survey are summarized below. *Click on the green bar to expand to the survey summary.*
While the scope of this project is to resurface the street and address potential improvements achieved through restriping, the survey asked a variety of questions that helps the City better understand how people use the street, challenges they experience, and things they enjoy about the street. While not all issues and feedback can be addressed through this specific project (and may not be relevant to street and transportation projects), this community input provides context, helps identify themes, and can inform future projects.
Who took the survey?
28 people took the survey (not all people answered all the questions) and were a mix of people that live on the street, use the street to commute, own property, and that use the street occasionally. More than half of those that took the survey walk, bike, and drive on 700 South daily or weekly.
What do people like about this street?
People that took the survey commented on liking the street for its light vehicle traffic compared to other streets, being wide enough to provide space for riding a bicycle, and for its connection to transit, businesses, and other parts of the city.
“I use t[r]ax to downtown so I appreciate that. I live so I walk 700 daily.”
“I love my Central City neighborhood! I appreciate that this is one of the quieter streets in the immediate area.”
“It has large safe shoulders to bike on. It’s fairly quiet.”
“It’s a quiet street that connects to several businesses i like to visit”
What do people dislike about this street?
Respondents commented on the lack of striped bicycle lanes, missing and narrow sidewalks, the street being overly wide, road surface conditions, the lack of traffic control measures at certain intersections, and people experiencing homelessness creating camps along sections of the road.
“No bike lane, bad crosswalk timers”
“Too wide! Needs a median with trees.”
“No dedicated space for bikes, narrow sidewalks, tons of asphalt”
“Traffic moves way too fast! We need a 4 way stop sign at the intersection of 600 E and 700 S (for traffic on 600 E moving N/S). I would love to see designated bike lanes, speedbumps, and more pop out curbs for crosswalks to ease traffic flow and make it more friendly to families, bikers, walkers etc”
How safe does this street feel?
Most people responded feeling very safe to neutral about traveling on 700 South by most modes, except for bicycling with children. People cited vehicles driving too fast and being unaware of bicyclists, and a general sense of safety, and other reasons as the cause for feeling unsafe bicycling with children.
Additionally, here is a sample of other things survey respondents would like to have considered:
“The lack of signage on the intersection of 600e and 700. A bike path and generally more people friendly for walking”
“This is a great place for median development and the street should be used much more efficiently to create vibrancy to the neighborhood”
Thank you to everyone who took the survey!
Please Note: Implementation of this project is dependent on funding availability. The Project Team is working to secure funding for full implementation; however, the project isn’t guaranteed to be implemented this summer.
Thanks to everyone that commented on the draft designs. The comments received helped to inform the final design.
The preferred design would add bike lanes to the roadway. The number of vehicle travel lanes would remain as-is as part of this project (with the exception of turn lanes that would be removed in some locations).
The design would result in some on-street parking removed at the 700 South/Main Street intersection.
The three cross-section examples shown are representative of the project segments: 1) 600 West to 200 West, 2) 200 West to Main St, 3) Main St to 200 East, and 4) 200 East to 300 East. *Click on the green bar to expand to the project segments.*
Design for 600 West to 200 West Segment
Design for 600 West to 200 West Segment – Plan View
Design for 600 West to 200 West Segment – Cross-Section View
Design for 200 West to Main St Segment
Design for 200 West to Main St Segment – Plan View
Design for 200 West to Main St Segment – Cross-Section View
Design for Main St to 200 East Segment
Design for Main St to 200 East Segment – Plan View
Design for Main St to 200 East Segment – Cross-Section View
Design for 200 East to 300 East Segment
Design for 200 East to 300 East Segment – Plan View
Design for 200 East to 300 East Segment – Cross-Section View
As a comparison, below is a cross-section of the existing conditions.
Please note: if funding is not available for project implementation, then the existing layout will remain.
Existing Conditions for 200 West to Main St Segment – Cross-Section View
Existing Conditions for Main St to 200 East Segment – Cross-Section View
Existing Conditions for for 200 East to 300 East Segment – Cross-Section View
As a reminder, please send us any comments you may have by sending an email to: StreetResurfacing@slcgov.com.
What is next?
The project is tentatively scheduled to be implemented toward the and of August. Residents and businesses along the corridor will receive specific notices in advance of the resurfacing.
To be added to the project email list for future input and design updates, please send “updates for 700 S – 600 W to 700 E” to email@example.com.
|Early Spring 2020||Project Announcement and community input.|
|Spring 2020||Draft conceptual design available for community input.|
|3-4 weeks before surface treatment||Notice of final design made public along with information about what to expect on the 1-3 days when the surface treatment work will affect use of this street.|
|Summer 2020||Surface treatment and restriping by SLC Streets Division.|
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Funding Our Future
Increased pavement maintenance is one of the projects funded through the Salt Lake City Funding Our Future initiative.