Project Update (1/31/2021): Learn more about the Life on State project.
Life on State
State Street is part of US-89, a continuous highway that traverses the entire State of Utah—north to south. From the steps of the Utah State Capitol Building, past major historic institutions, through diverse neighborhoods and communities, State Street is an icon and artery through the heart of Salt Lake County. Decades of change and benign neglect have compromised many parts of State Street, but the spirit of revitalization and preservation are driving the call to elevate State Street’s role in the region.
The Life on State effort began in 2010 with a vision for a better street and a better experience for walking, growing a business, biking, building, riding transit, planting, driving and living. The Life on State Implementation Plan, signed in 2018, details clear, actionable strategies that promote economic development, improve transportation options, and address specific safety measures along the five mile stretch between North Temple and 3300 South.
Beginning in 2020, a partnership between Salt Lake City, the City of South Salt Lake, and Salt Lake County initiated a series of projects to begin making tangible changes. The first is the 600 South to 900 South Project, which will result in construction of expanded walkways on State Street in 2021. Next, the Life on State Bikeways Study is working in 2021 to develop high‐comfort bike routes parallel to State Street. As funding allows, additional Life on State Projects will continue to transform State Street.
View the latest updates about Life on State here.