Transportation - 900 West Lane Reconfiguration
- Traffic volumes on 900 W are within the range of other successful lane reconfigurations in the City.
- Roadways with characteristics similar to 900 W have seen a 19% to 29% reduction in crashes after implementation of a lane reconfiguration.
- The lane reconfiguration is expected to reduce speed differential and vehicles weaving in and out of travel lanes.
- A center turn lane will be provided in areas where one currently does not exist. The center turn lane provides left-turning motorists an area outside of the travel lane to decelerate and stop while waiting for a gap in opposing traffic. Installations of center turn lanes has been shown to significantly reduce crashes, specifically injury and rear-end crashes.
The Transportation and Engineering Divisions have been working on the 900 W Lane Reconfiguration design. Recent work efforts include field review of all existing pedestrian ramps to identify those needing replacement; coordination with UTA to identify potential bus stop modifications; and bulbout design, among others.
The following illustrations show an example of the current and proposed lane reconfigurations. The final design will be completed by Salt Lake Cty Transportation and may differe from what is shown here.
Before and After Segments
Below are illustrations of how 900 W will look after implementation of the project. The image on the left is the current configuration of 900 W while the image on the right reflects the planned modifications to the roadway.**Please note these draft illustrations are subject to change as the design process continues.
Complete Streets Elements
Below are illustrations of the complete streets elements being designed for the intersections of 700 South, 800 South and Genesee Ave, respectively.
**Please note these draft illustrations are subject to change as the design process continues.