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2021 Surface Treatment Projects

2021 Surface Treatment Projects

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 of surface treatment projects, as well as highlighted projects, below.


Highlighted Projects

The following surface treatment projects are considering striping changes to the street—and we want your feedback! Learn more about these projects in the dropdowns and then take the survey below to share your thoughts.

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

Draft Designs

The project team is working on draft striping plans for this section of 1000 West and will be ready to share them shortly.

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

Draft Design

The project team is working on draft striping plans for this section of 1000 West and will be ready to share them shortly.

What’s Coming for 200 East?

It is likely that any changes made to this section of 200 East as part of the resurfacing project will be a step toward more substantial changes. 200 East is currently being studied as part of the Life on State: Bikeways project. This study is planning high‐comfort bike routes parallel to State Street.

An even bigger change to 200 East is planned as part of the City’s Green Loop linear park system. Planning and design of the Green Loop is pending. Review the images below for more information.

Images from The Downtown Plan (link to PDF), pages 92-93.

400 South (I-15 to Redwood Road)

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

Sunnyside Avenue (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)

Draft Design

The draft design for the 2021 Sunnyside Avenue restriping is now available. Click here to download the Sunnyside Avenue Draft Design (PDF).

Initial outreach to the community, bicycling groups, and Salt Lake County has revealed great ideas, almost all of which have been able to be incorporated into this first design. Your comments now will help us refine the design further and make the project even better. Please let the team know if you have comments on the draft design by either completing the survey or sending an email (survey link and email are toward the bottom of this page).

The City’s and the public’s goal is safer traffic, better bike lanes, and more predictability. Highlighted changes and benefits are included below and in the design document itself.

  • Maintaining two traffic lanes in each direction, and one center turn lane, to accommodate commuter and peak event traffic
  • Narrowing traffic lanes, resulting in safer speeds
  • Widening bike lanes and adding painted buffers in some locations
  • Repurposing nine on-street parking spaces between Connor Street and 2200 East in order to add longer dual left turn lanes (westbound) at Foothill Drive
  • Formalizing the eastbound, up-canyon lane merge east of the Crestview Drive intersection

Other possible changes (e.g., utility covers, missing or severely degraded asphalt, a new section of the 9-Line/Sunnyside trail, 2300 East crosswalk and median, free westbound right turn closure at Foothill, concrete at Arapeen and Foothill, Bonneville Shoreline trailhead, signage, and speed limits) are still being worked out and may be part of this or future projects.

200 West / Wall Street (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)

Draft Design

A draft design has been prepared and can be reviewed below. Please let the team know if you have comments on the draft design by either completing the survey or sending an email (survey link and email are toward the bottom of this page).

The draft design includes the addition of a westbound bike lane from Fern Ave. to 300 West. The bike lane would connect to the existing bike lane on 200 West and would provide a continuous bike lane from the 200 West/Wall St. intersection to 300 West.

Parking changes with draft design: on-street parking on Wall St. along Warm Springs Park (north side of the road) would be removed. The parking on the south side of Wall St. (where the homes are located) would remain as-is.

The existing shared lane markings (“sharrows”) would be removed (replaced by the bike lane). Both travel lanes would remain as-is and the eastbound bike lane would be replaced as-is.

Draft Striping Layout for Wall Street from 300 West to Fern Avenue (click on the image for a larger version)

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)

Draft Design

The project team is working on draft striping plans for this section of 300 East and will be ready to share them shortly.

Highland Drive (Driggs Avenue to City Line)

Overview

The project team is studying Highland Drive from Driggs 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 studied Highland Drive from Driggs Avenue to the City limit (approximately 3000 South) to look for opportunities that make biking safer and more accessible while improving safety and efficiency for drivers. Both priorities will be accomplished on this section of Highland by restriping the road during an upcoming pavement maintenance project.

The maintenance work consists of a chip seal to preserve the life of the road and will take place in May. Once complete, the road will be striped to include a bike lane on each side of the road. To make room for the new bike lanes, on-street parking will be shifted solely to the east side of the road, except for the area in front of the retail shops on the south end of the project.

Before finalizing the design, the project team presented the plan to the Sugar House Community Council for input. To keep the community in the loop on the project, the team will send a project newsletter, deliver door hangers, and present at future community council meetings. For questions or concerns, or to subscribe to updates please contact the project team at 385-341-2898 and SaltLakeCityComms@gmail.com.

The draft design includes the addition of northbound and southbound bike lanes. On the southern end of the project area (at the Salt Lake City limit) the bike lanes will connect with the resurfacing project being completed by Millcreek, which is planned to occur this summer. Coordination with Millcreek has been occurring on both the design and timing of projects so that people can seamlessly travel between the cities.

Parking changes with draft design: on-street parking on Highland Drive between Driggs Avenue and Malvern Avenue would be removed from the west side of the road. On-street parking on the east side of the road will remain as-is.

Draft Design with Bike Lanes in both directions and On-street Parking on the East Side of the Road

For reference, the illustration below shows the existing lane layout with wide, striped shoulders.

Existing Conditions

The major intersections in the study area are also planned to receive striping changes. Below is an illustration of the draft design for the Highland Drive/2700 South intersection. The draft design continues the bike lanes through the intersection and maintains all existing vehicle turning movements.

Highland Drive/2700 South Intersection Draft Design

Below is an illustration of the draft design for the Highland Drive/1300 East intersection. The draft design continues the bike lanes through the intersection and maintains all existing vehicle turning movements. Northbound and southbound left-turn lanes have been added to allow motorists to wait for a gap in on-coming traffic without remaining in the through lanes. The green dashed bike lane just south of the intersection is intended to increase visibility of the bike lane in the area of the “free” right-turn lane and is planned to be added as part of a separate project.

Highland Drive/1300 East Intersection Draft Design


Community Input

In Spring 2021, Salt Lake City will gather community input about possible changes to the striping design for each street.


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 Funding Our Future

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