Salt Lake City

Transportation

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300 North Bridge

*Please tell the City about your ideas by taking the November-December 2018 survey. Por favor, comparta sus ideas con la Municipalidad al tomar la encuesta sobre el proyecto. Favor de hacer clic aquí.

 

Project Overview

A new walking and bicycling bridge over the railroad tracks at 300 North (and approximately 500 West) will be built by 2022. Salt Lake City is partnering with the Utah Transit Authority, Union Pacific, Wasatch Front Regional Council, and community groups to build a safe connection for walking and bicycling that also reflects community character and needs. The bridge is being funded by these partners and a federal TIGER grant.

300 North is an important connection for West High School students, Marmalade Library patrons, neighbors, commuters, and people bicycling. 300 North crosses five rail lines, including three owned by Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and two by UTA (FrontRunner). Because freight trains frequently stop or move slowly in this area, long delays, often over one hour, are common. People walking and bicycling will sometimes cross the tracks and through the train cars illegally. This is especially hazardous with possibly unseen high speed trains passing on adjacent tracks. In addition, the nearest reasonable detours for walking and bicycling are far enough to not be feasible alternatives.

The walking and bicycling bridge will enhance mobility and safety by providing a means to cross the tracks safely and without undue delay.

 

Project Goals

  • Improve safety for walking and bicycling on 300 North near the railroad
  • Connect westside and downtown communities
  • Enhance connectivity, particularly to West High and for youth

 

Project Timeline

The City is working with UTA and other partners to build the bridge by 2022, at the latest. Final design will take place in 2019 and the project will hopefully be constructed early. The community, particularly those impacted by the construction, will be involved and informed throughout the project.

 

We want to hear from you!

The City wants to hear from you about how the bridge looks, functions, and represents the community. Please tell the City about your ideas by taking the November-December 2018 survey. Por favor, comparta sus ideas con la Municipalidad al tomar la encuesta sobre el proyecto. Favor de hacer clic aquí.

 

 

Questions?

Please contact the project manager for questions or more information on this project:

 

Tom Millar

Transportation Planner III

801-535-6134

tom.millar@slcgov.com

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