Slow Down West Sugar House
Project update (10/07/2022): Thanks for sharing your feedback! Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2023.
The Transportation Division has developed a traffic calming plan, or a way to slow automobile traffic, for the west Sugar House neighborhood from 2100 South to 2700 South and from 500 East to 700 East. The constituent-requested CIP project for traffic calming in this neighborhood was submitted by residents and approved for funding by the Salt Lake City Council. The project has two components:
1) A neighborhood-wide traffic calming plan to address vehicle speeding and excessive cut-through issues in the West Sugar House neighborhood
2) Improvements to the successful 600 East Neighborhood Byway
The traffic calming design for the neighborhood is designed based on traffic data, results of the neighborhood survey, and project budget. The final design includes:
Five speed cushions on 600 East
Speed cushions are speed humps with cut-outs that allow fire trucks to traverse them without traveling over the hump. The City worked closely with the Salt Lake City Fire Department on the design of the speed cushions. Bicycles can also use the cut-outs to avoid the speed humps. Learn more about speed cushions here.
Five to eight speed humps on east/west streets
Five speed humps will be constructed – one each on Simpson Avenue, Warnock Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue, Elm Avenue, and Wilmington Avenue. Up to three additional speed humps may be constructed if construction costs allow. The additional humps would be constructed on Stringham Avenue, Driggs Avenue, and Wilmington Avenue.
Potential Traffic Calming Devices
Public input was used to guide staff in developing the final design. Staff asked for feedback on three different types of traffic calming treatments that can be used to slow vehicles: speed humps, bulb-outs, and permanent radar speed signs. Review the following information on these types of traffic calming treatments below.
Permanent Radar Speed Signs
**SURVEY CLOSED** Thanks to everyone who took the survey. Find the survey results below.
|Fall 2018||CIP application submitted requesting traffic calming|
|Spring/Early Summer 2021||Community input/survey about traffic calming treatments|
|Late 2021||Public feedback and analysis incorporated into final design|
|Late 2022||Final design|
Project Manager | Jena Carver
Email | Jena.Carver@slcgov.com
Phone | 801-535-6694
Social Media | @SLCmoves @SLCgov