On November 6, 2018, Salt Lake City voters approved the $87 million Streets Reconstruction Bond. This new dedicated funding allows 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 2018 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 2018. Voters approved the bond 67.51%.
City leaders proposed using results from the most 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 map of bond streets reconstruction projects for the next two years.
The City will use the voter approved bond funds to reconstruct the City’s most 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.