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2021 Surface Treatment Projects

2021 Surface Treatments

Overview

In 2021, multiple Salt Lake City streets will receive a surface treatment. These surface treatments, which are completed over just a few days, help prolong the life of the entire street network. Salt Lake City projects are guided by technical analysis, feedback from stakeholders and the public, as well as many Master Plans; master plans detail the vision and policies that guide things like growth and development. City transportation and street projects in particular are guided by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan which provides a guiding framework, recommendations, and policies for the development of pedestrian and bicycle facilities and improvements. In keeping with the City’s Complete Streets Ordinance, the plan addresses walking and bicycling as integral to the City’s transportation systems, while also recognizing the significant health, fitness, and recreational aspects.

Check out the map and the accordions below to learn more about the planned 2021 surface treatment projects.

1000 West (North Temple to 600 North)

Overview

The project team is analyzing 1000 West from North Temple to 600 North to determine if there are opportunities to leverage the resurfacing opportunity to make changes recommended by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. In the coming months, the project team will communicate with residents and the Community Council about our findings as well as ways for the public to comment on potential striping changes. Residents and the Community Council will be told in advance about any planned changes to striping.

Background

Currently, 1000 West is a four-lane road with a continuous center turn lane and bike lanes. In 2020 the City received feedback about the street from residents, which indicated a strong interest in repurposing excessive street space to slow traffic and improve bicycling and walking safety.

Existing layout of 1000 West looking north

200 East (600 South to 1300 South)

Overview

The project team is analyzing 200 East from 600 South to 1300 South to determine if there are opportunities to advance the objectives of the Life on State Implementation Bikeways Study and the proposed Downtown Green Loop. In the coming months, the project team will communicate with residents and the Community Council about our findings as well as ways for the public to comment on potential striping changes. Residents and the Community Council will be told in advance about any planned changes to striping.

Background

The evaluation will focus on 200 East between 600 South and 900 South where the roadway cross-section is wider, with four travel lanes, a center turn lane, and on-street parking on both sides of the road. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan recommends buffered or protected bike lanes for this section of 200 East. The team’s focus will be to determine if changes to striping can be made that would advance the other project goals while avoiding recommendations that are counter-productive to the long term vision.

Existing layout of 200 East looking north

400 South (I-15 to Redwood Road)

The project team is initiating this project. Stay tuned for more information.

Sunnyside Ave (Foothill Drive to City Limits)

Sunnyside Avenue, between Foothill Drive and the City limits, will be chip sealed in Summer 2021. A chip seal adds another layer to the roadway surface, prolonging the life of the roadway by 5-7 years. A chip seal also provides a blank slate and opportunities to rethink the striping for travel lanes, turn lanes, bike lanes, and parking.

The City’s proposed design would maintain the same number of travel lanes (two in each direction, and one center turn lane) in order to accommodate high volumes of motor vehicles during special events at Hogle Zoo and This is the Place Heritage Park.

Sunnyside Avenue, which connects to Emigration Canyon, also boasts the busiest bike lanes in the city. There may be opportunities to improve the width, consistency, and quality of the bike lanes, as well. The project team will be reaching out to residents and stakeholders during 2021 to collect any additional ideas.

Existing layout of Sunnyside Avenue looking east (Google Street View image)

200 West / Wall St (400 North to 300 West)

Overview

The project team is analyzing 200 West / Wall Street from 400 North to 300 West to determine if there are opportunities to further enhance the bicycling experience. In the coming months, the project team will communicate with residents and the Community Council about our findings as well as ways for the public to comment on potential striping changes. Residents and the Community Council will be told in advance about any planned changes to striping.

Background

200 West is a two-lane road with regular bike lanes and on-street parking on both sides of the road. The regular bike lanes are consistent with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. North of Fern Avenue, 200 West connects to Wall Street as it provides access to Warm Springs Park and 300 West. The evaluation will focus on the area adjacent to Warm Springs Park where there are bike lanes in the uphill direction (eastbound) and shared lane markings in the downhill direction (westbound).

Existing layout of 200 West/Wall Street looking west (Google Street View image)

300 East (500 South to 1300 South)

Overview

The project team is analyzing 300 East from 500 South to 1300 South to determine if there are opportunities to further enhance the bicycling experience. In the coming months, the project team will communicate with residents and the Community Council about our findings as well as ways for the public to comment on potential striping changes. Residents and the Community Council will be told in advance about any planned changes to striping.

Background

The evaluation will focus on 300 East between 600 South and 900 South where the City implemented its first parking protected bike lane in 2012. A parking protected bike lane relies on parked vehicles to provide the buffer between people riding bikes (adjacent to the curb and gutter) and moving vehicles. There have been substantial changes to bicycling infrastructure since the parking protected bike lanes were in implemented, both in Salt Lake City and the nation. A focus of the team’s efforts will be evaluating whether enhancements can be made to the bikeways as part of the regular resurfacing and restriping maintenance.

Existing layout of 300 East looking north (Google Street View image)

Highland Drive (Warnock Avenue to City Line)

Overview

The project team is studying Highland Drive from Warnock Avenue to the City limit (approximately 3000 South) to determine if there are opportunities to 1) further enhance the biking experience and 2) improve safety and efficiency for people driving. In the coming months, the project team will communicate with residents and the Community Council about our findings as well as ways for the public to comment on potential striping changes. Residents and the Community Council will be told in advance about any planned changes to striping.

Background

This area has been identified as a priority corridor in the Local Link regional study. Based on a detailed review of the area, bike lanes were recommended for Highland Drive to improve access between Sugar House and Millcreek’s new downtown development. The design effort by the City will focus on incorporating bike lanes on Highland Drive. In addition, the project team will be closely coordinating with Millcreek as they are planning to restripe their section of Highland Drive (north of 3300 South) from a four-lane roadway to one lane in each direction, a center turn lane, and shoulder areas for people riding bikes. Salt Lake City will be working with Millcreek to find ways to create the best roadway between the two cities for people walking, riding bikes and driving.

Existing layout of Highland Drive looking north (Google Street View image)

Draft Concept Design

The project team is beginning their evaluation and coordinating with Millcreek. A draft concept design and accompanying outreach and comment period is expected later this spring.


Community Input

In Spring 2021, Salt Lake City will gather community input about possible changes to the striping design for each street. Check back later for the draft conceptual designs!


What’s next?

Early Spring 2021Project Announcement.
Later Spring 2021Draft conceptual design available for community input.
3-4 weeks before surface treatmentNotice 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 2021Surface treatment and restriping by SLC Streets Division.

Timeline


Contact

Social Media: SLCgov Facebook/Twitter/Instagram & SLCmoves Facebook/Twitter

Email: streetresurfacing@slcgov.com

Phone: 801-535-6630

Si necesitas esta información en español, comunícate con la división de transporte.


Funding

Increased pavement maintenance is one of the projects funded through the Salt Lake City Funding Our Future initiative. 

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