Major streets are high-capacity urban streets that deliver traffic at the highest level of service possible are considered major streets. These projects range from design to full replacement with a new structural system, including pavement, curb and gutter, drive approaches, sidewalks, accessibility ramps. Projects also include consideration of complete street elements like pedestrian or bicycle paths.
|Project Year||Street||Section||Estimated Cost|
|2020||500 East||1700 South - 2100 South||$1,500,000|
|2020||2000 East||Parley's Way - City Limits||$1,300,000|
|2020||700 West||1600 South - 2100 South||$2,000,000|
|2021||300 West - Phase 1||900 South - 1300 South||$8,650,000|
|2021||100 South||North Campus Drive - 900 East||$3,000,000|
|2021||1700 East||1700 South - 2700 South||$3,000,002|
The local streets are small streets that carry less traffic and have fewer lanes than major streets. Local street reconstruction projects include new pavement, sidewalks, drive approaches, curbs, and updating accessibility ramps. Engineering plans to rotate funding for local streets through all seven districts. The table below shows candidates for local street reconstruction projects using bond funds from this issuance.
|Project Year||Street||Section||Estimated Cost|
|2020||500 North||Jordan River - Redwood Road||$186,274|
|2020||Aries Circle||Culdesac End - New Star Drive||$193,975|
|2020||Briarcliff Ave||American Beauty Drive - Autumn Ave||$147,286|
|2020||Coatsville Ave||800 East - 900 East||$251,049|
|2020||Dupont Ave||Capistrano Drive - American Beauty Drive||$209,736|
|2020||Dupont Ave||Carousel Street - 1500 West||$229,937|
|2020||Elizabeth Street||Crystal Ave - Stratford Ave||$122,209|
|2020||Elizabeth Street||Stratford Ave - Whitlock Ave||$132,387|
|2020||Haslam Circle||Culdesac End - Garnette Street||$75,267|
|2020||Kensington Ave||1400 East - 1500 East||$223,691|
|2020||Parkway Ave||Elizabeth Street - Highland Drive||$121,678|
|2020||Ramona Ave||900 East - Lincoln Street||$86,240|
|2020||Ramona Ave||Lincoln Street - 1000 East||$133,535|
|2020||Simpson Ave||Mcclelland Street - 1100 East||$245,425|
|2020||Talisman Drive||800 North - 1200 West||$288,113|
|2020||Talisman Drive||Culdesac End - Cornell Street||$139,477|
|2020||Zenith Ave||800 East - 900 East||$253,329|
The October Bond issuance (up to $20 million) will be the first of four funding issuances that will equal a total of $87 Million.
On November 6, 2018, Salt Lake City voters approved the $87 million Streets Reconstruction Bond. This new dedicated funding will allow the City to begin addressing our most deteriorating streets and, when paired with new sales tax revenue for streets maintenance, will enable us to prolong the life of our entire street network.
A 2017 pavement condition survey revealed that nearly two-thirds of Salt Lake City streets are in poor or worse condition. A large number of these streets are in such poor condition that they need to be entirely rebuilt.
Part of the May 2017 approved sales tax increase boosted funding for ongoing street maintenance (resurfacing, pothole repair, etc.), but funding for capital-intensive streets reconstruction projects was still needed.
To fund some of these significant road-construction needs, City leaders asked voters to approve an $87 million General Obligation (GO) bond in November. Voters approved the bond 67.51%.
City leaders propose using results from a recent comprehensive engineering study to apply funds in an 80/20 split – meaning 80 percent of funding would go to the major streets residents use most and 20 percent would be spent on local neighborhood streets.
The next steps for the Streets Reconstruction Bond are:
View the Mayor’s press release following the November 2017 vote.
The City will use the voter approved bond funds to reconstruct the City’s deteriorating streets. Street reconstruction projects will be selected using results from a 2017 engineering study that identified the current condition of all City-owned streets.
The goal will be to address the City’s worst streets first. Based on the recommendation from the City Council, bond funds will be applied in an 80/20 split with 80 percent of funding going to major, high-use streets that require more money to reconstruct and 20 percent going to local, neighborhood streets, which typically require less money to rebuild. Allocating funds this way will ensure that all areas of the City receive funding.
Salt Lake City’s Engineering Division will use the following criteria to determine which streets reconstruction projects can be completed within the required time frame that will maximize the use of funds and minimize disruption to residents.
Selection Criteria (in no particular order):
Use the link below to report a pothole or other street condition issue.