9 Line (900 South) Reconstruction Design, 900 West to Lincoln Street (940 East)

Location Salt Lake, Utah

Owner Salt Lake City Corporation

Client Salt Lake City Corporation

  • Bike/Ped Facility Planning/Design
  • Highway/Roadway Design
  • Visualization
  • Culinary Water System Design
  • Intersection Analysis/Design
  • Public Meeting Coordination
  • Public Outreach/Involvement
  • Agency/Stakeholder Coordination
  • ADA Facility Evaluation/Design
  • Trail Planning/Design
  • Website Development and Maintenance
  • Pedestrian Crossing Design (AtGrade)
  • Public and Media Outreach Material Development
  • Signal Design
  • Design Management
  • Cost Estimate Development
  • Engineering Quantity Take-Offs
  • Railroad Crossing Design (AtGrade)
  • Traffic Signal Coordination
  • Signing Design
  • Stormwater/Pavement Drainage Design
  • Utility Coordination
  • Utility Engineering
  • Video Simulation

The three-mile segment of 900 South from 900 West to Lincoln Street (940 East) passes through several neighborhoods with a wide range of land uses—including residential, commercial, and industrial—and varying degrees of establishment. Additionally, the corridor is cut in half between the eastern and western terminus by I15 and UPRR railroad/UTA Commuter Rail, which run north-south and create a physical and cultural barrier identified as the east-west divide.

To support redevelopment, promote east-west connectivity, and improve multi-modal transportation, the Salt Lake City Corporation is reducing the existing corridor from four to three lanes and constructing a high-comfort, multi-use path on the south side of the road. Lochner is leading design.

In support of the city’s goal is to create meaningful, useful connections through the corridor’s reconstruction, Lochner’s designs of signal modifications, improved transit access, water line replacement, and sewer maintenance promotes safety. The project includes traffic analysis, parking studies, and extensive public involvement. The new design will narrow the roadway width to three lanes and use the space created to add an off-street multi-use trail to the south side of 900 South for approximately three miles, providing equity for local residents and businesses. Curb extensions will be used to shorten intersection crossing distances for both pedestrian and bicycle users. Lochner worked on the previous planning effort in a public involvement and design/cost estimating capacity to help prepare residents for the upcoming project and prepare initial design layouts for the roadway and trail system.

Lochner is leading the public involvement effort with assistance from Penna Powers and Bill Knowles. The public involvement effort consists of presenting the design to several community council groups along the corridor, one-on-one meetings with property owners to discuss the project impacts and benefits, preparing and delivering window posters and project information signs along the corridor, conducting construction workshops, presenting PI plan and materials to City staff and the Mayor, preparing social media messaging and developing an on-line pubic open house website that will display project benefits, impacts and 3D renderings/virtual design to assist the public in visualizing the project in both the pre and post-construction conditions.

The Lochner team provides value with a team that brings project area experience, capability to deliver a project of this size and a well thought out public engagement plan to keep the public aware of the planned improvements, construction schedule, benefits and impacts of the project.

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