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200 South Reconstruction –  Transit Priority Corridor & Complete Street

200 South Reconstruction

Transit Priority Corridor & Complete Street

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE (October 2023) — All paving and striping between 900 East and 250 East is complete. Final roadway construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2024. For more information, contact the project team

Project Overview

As part of the 2018 voter-approved Funding Our Future street reconstruction bond, Salt Lake City began reconstruction of 200 South in 2022. 200 South is Utah’s busiest transit street, used by 10 routes and 34 buses an hour. The 200 South Reconstruction project design considers the variety of needs of a functional downtown urban core and will rebuild 200 South to improve mobility and safety for all users. Improvements include:

  • Transit priority lanes

  • In-lane bus stops with floating bus boarding platforms

  • Buffered bike lanes channelized behind bus islands with intersection safety upgrades.

  • Sidewalk and curb ramp repairs to meet ADA standards.

  • Midblock crossings with curb extensions and/or refuge islands and flashing crosswalk lights

  • Curbside parking and loading zones.

  • New landscaping trees (50+) and repairs to existing plantings

As a result, getting around will be easier and more comfortable through increased safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, more efficient and convenient transit, and a more welcoming corridor with Complete Street design elements.

200 South Project Boundary

Map of the project area with two rectangular boundaries. One that runs from 600 West to University Street and another from 400 West to 900 East.

Construction Update: August – September 2023 

All asphalt removal and roadway paving activities have been completed in Phase 1. In 2023, we completed paving and utility work from 600 East and 150 East, in addition to replacing portions of sidewalk from 400 East to 150 East.

Landscaping and tree installation work will continue at properties, park strips, and newly installed pedestrian islands between 700 East and 200 East through the end of October. During this time, crews will begin installing signage and removing traffic control between 600 East and 300 East.

Dominion Energy has closed State Street to Main Street through early October in order to expedite gas line installation. Drivers will detour at State Street and Main Street. Local business access will be maintained. The southernmost eastbound lane is open for deliveries to businesses on the south side of the road. Thru-travel is not encouraged in this lane.

For questions or concerns please contact Dominion’s representative at 385-557-2585.

Travel information for this closure:

  • Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes at North Temple and 400 South to avoid congestion and delays
  • Regent Street to Main Street westbound is open. Access to Regent Street is off of 100 South.
  • For freeway access, please use North Temple, 400 South or 500 South

200 South Bus Detours

Beginning Sunday, April 16th, 2023:

– Routes 2 and 220 will use 100 South between 200 East and 900 East.
– Route 205 will use 100 South between 200 East and 500 East.
Stops will be available on 100 South.

To plan your trip and receive notifications about detour updates, download Transit, UTA’s official trip planning app. We also encourage riders to sign up for UTA Service Alerts – this is the most effective way of notifying riders of disruptions:

Project Design

3-D Renderings

Scroll Plots

Interactive Design Map

Check out our Interactive Design Map to learn more about the street design for 200 South.

Design Features

The design was developed through coordination with multiple City departments and UTA, and with prior and ongoing engagement with the community and stakeholders along the corridor.  The design implements several new features on 200 South that will work together to improve mobility along the corridor for transit vehicles and riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  Key features of the proposed design between 400 West and 900 East include the following:

In-lane bus stops with bike lanes channelized behind floating bus boarding platforms, side-running business access and transit lanes, landscaping, ADA improvements, signal replacements, enhanced midblock crossings with curb bulb-outs and median refuge islands.

Changes to Existing Parking

The project team tried to maintain existing curbside uses wherever possible, including on-street parking and freight loading; however, reallocation of limited street space requires conversion from back-in angled parking to parallel parking or parking removal in a few locations where the street width is constrained.  Parking modifications remain subject to change. The existing and proposed parking layout can be viewed as layers in the proposed corridor design in the scroll plots featured above.

Next Steps

The project team is continuing to iron out some details on each block as design is being finalized.  We anticipate construction starting on the east end of the project at 900 East in 2022 and in the downtown area in 2023.

Project Status & Construction Timeline

Map of planned Dominion Gas Line Upgrade and Road Construction in 2023

Project Status

Phase One Construction:

Section of 200 South: 900 East – 200 East

Construction: 2022

Current Status: Design complete, Contractor hired

Phase Two Construction:

Section of 200 South: 200 East – 400 West

Construction: Anticipated 2023

Current Status: Final design

Upcoming Construction

A contractor is anticipated to be selected by late spring, at which point we will develop more detailed information about the construction schedule, phasing, and impacts to share prior to work starting.

During construction, you’ll generally be able to expect one travel lane open in each direction, hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and increased levels of noise, dust, and vibration. Dominion Energy will be upgrading and replacing a major gas pipeline from 900 East to 400 West; this work is being coordinated with the 200 South project to minimize and consolidate overall construction impacts.

This project has a dedicated public involvement team that will provide you with construction schedules and impacts before construction begins and every work during construction. To receive coordinated information and stay up to date on both projects sign up for updates by emailing or calling the project hotline at 385-341-8646.

Project Goals

  • Transform 200 South into an iconic corridor for Salt Lake City.

  • Reconstruct the corridor so that it becomes a transit-priority street.

  • Organize complete streets elements to integrate active transportation, transit mobility, and placemaking.

Project Background & Materials

The 2017 Transit Master Plan was an intensive process that closely evaluated how to make transit work better for people living and working in the City. Fundamentally we understand that as we grow, it’s important to provide choices in travel and reduce dependence on cars. We know that if done well, there are a lot of positive implications like public health, air quality, economic competitiveness, and quality of life. Of the 15 corridors evaluated, the Transit Master Plan recommended analysis of capital improvements on 4 east-west corridors, with the #1 recommendation being 200 South from Salt Lake Central to the University of Utah.

We are taking the first steps to fulfill the voter-approved mandate by rebuilding 200 South and implementing the Transit Master Plan. We are also incorporating aspects of other adopted plans and policies resulting from years of discussion and public input, like the Complete Streets OrdinanceTransportation PlansClimate 2040 Plan, and more.

Check out our Story Map to learn more about the transit features and initial concepts that were developed for 200 South.

Watch the 200 South Virtual Open House!

Project Funding

Thanks to the 2018 voter-approved Funding Our Future streets reconstruction bond, 200 South will start to be rebuilt in 2022 with transit priority strategies top of mind.

Business Resources

Salt Lake City has resources available to support businesses during construction. Details about what the city offers, as well as helpful links for getting started on social media, are below. Please take a look and reach out with questions.

Salt Lake City Economic Development

Construction Resource Guide

Small Business Construction Mitigation Grant

Utah Small Business Center

Social Media Resources

Twitter for Business

How to Create Newsletters People Actually Read

Facebook for Business

Tips for Successful Business Facebook Pages

Instagram for Business

Yelp for Business

Contact Us

To stay informed, send us an email with the word “Updates” in the subject line or give us a call anytime.

Email |

Phone | 385-341-8646

Social Media | @SLCmoves @SLCgov #200SouthSLC

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