Transportation - 2100 South Roadway Resurfacing & Safety Project

2100 South Roadway Resurfacing and Safety Project (1700 E to 2300 E)

In the last month, Salt Lake City asked for community input on a possible redesign of this section of 2100 South, with a primary goal of improving safety. Thank you for your input! After both technical analysis and extensive community input, the City has decided to keep the striping the same.

 
 
WHAT WE HEARD: The feedback we receieved from the community was very split about whether the street should be reconfigured or left as it is. Via phone, email, letters, social media, a project open house, two farmers’ markets, door-to-door discussions, and an online survey -- Salt Lake City received over 1,500 comments on this project. This topic has had more responses on the online Open City Hall than any other project.
 
COMMUNITY VALUES & CHOICES: We asked for your values and priorities for this street. Roadway decisions reflect community values, but may require trade-offs and choices. Public input revealed conflicting goals, with some people strongly preferring improved conditions for walking & biking and others seeking to minimize congestion at rush hour.
 
Community input on the proposed redesign revealed a lack of clear consensus about the relative benefits of safety compared to concerns about congestion. Now is not the time for a change.
 
Thank you again for all of your thoughtful input on this project.
 
RESOURCES:

Summary of Community Input Received.

Open City Hall input on this project.

 

Original Project Page with Request for Input and FAQ:

Salt Lake City will be performing scheduled pavement maintenance on 2100 South on July 16th. With this resurfacing comes an opportunity to consider changes to the striping.

To reduce traffic crashes by about 25-30%, Salt Lake City is considered a change to one lane in each direction with a continuous center turn lane, and optional bike lanes.

This section of 2100 South will be slurry sealed in mid-July, weather permitting. Salt Lake City collected community input to determine if the section should be re-striped for safety concerns or the lane configuration left as is.

Regardless of final design, construction impacts will be minor. The street will remain open to traffic on the 3-4 days of resurfacing and striping. Business access will be maintained, and residential abutters will be given additional advance notice about driveway access.

Fewer Crashes, Fewer Injuries:

Nationally, this type of redesign results in about 29% fewer crashes. Locally, several redesign projects have shown similar success.

For example, 1300 South (State St to 700 E) saw a 29% reduction in crashes. A residential section of California Avenue showed similar results.

Projected Crashes on 2100 South:

Based on analysis of crash types, about 30% of the crashes on 2100 South might be avoided with a three-lane design (Option 1 or 2).

Similar Traffic Capacity:

Several similar street redesigns in SLC have handled the same volume of traffic or have seen a slight increase. There may be slightly longer travel times, primarily at rush hour.

Find out more and give us your input.

 

SUMMARY OF OUTREACH IN PERSON:

Sugar House Community Council - Wednesday, June 7.  

Project Open House - Thursday, June 22. Stop by between 6-7:30 pm

Arch Nexus, 2505 Parleys Way.

EMAIL OR CALL US:

Salt Lake City Transportation Division

801-535-7130     trafficsafety@slcgov.com

RESOURCES:

Frequently Asked Questions on this project.

 

 

People with disabilities can request reasonable accomodations with 48 hours advance notice. Accomodations may include alternative formats, interpreters, and other auxilary aids. Please contact Christine Passey, Coordinator for Disability Rights, Christine.Passey@slcgov.com, 801-535-7110, TTD 711.