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
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
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: www.rideuta.com/signup
Interactive Design Map
Check out our Interactive Design Map to learn more about the street design for 200 South.
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:
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.
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
Phase One Construction:
Section of 200 South: 900 East – 200 East
Current Status: Design complete, Contractor hired
Phase Two Construction:
Section of 200 South: 200 East – 400 West
Construction: Anticipated 2023
Current Status: Final design
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the project hotline at 385-341-8646.
- 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 Ordinance, Transportation Plans, Climate 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.
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.
Social Media Resources
To stay informed, send us an email with the word “Updates” in the subject line or give us a call anytime.
Email | 200South@slcgov.com
Phone | 385-341-8646
Social Media | @SLCmoves @SLCgov #200SouthSLC