300 North Pedestrian Bridge Construction Update

Construction Update

Concrete work continues as crews pour the boiler room walls today and will also pour top slabs. Plumbers and electricians will also begin working onsite.

The sidewalk on the west side of 500 West is closed at the intersection of 300 North and will remain closed throughout the project. Alternative wheelchair-accessible ramps can be found at 300 North and 400 West and 300 North and 600 West. There is no sidewalk on the east side of 500 West due to the proximity of the railroad tracks.

The sidewalk on the north side of 300 North will remain open throughout the project with the exception of the time when the bridge is set upon the elevator towers.

Those walking and bicycling are able to travel along 300 North at 500 West, but only on the north side of the road. For your safety, please do not use the sidewalk on the south side of 300 North in the construction zone. Use caution as you approach and cross the railroad tracks on the north side of 300 North.

Project Schedule and Impacts
Start Construction: October 18, 2021
End Construction: End of 2022

Crews will be working Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Occasional night and weekend work may be required.

300 North will be closed to vehicular traffic from 490 West to 500 West for the duration of the project. Eastbound vehicles on 300 North will not be able to turn left or right onto 500 West and will need to access 500 West from either 400 North or 200 North. North Temple should be used as an east/west detour. During construction, people walking and bicycling will be able to travel along 300 North, but only on the north side of the road. Parking will be restricted along the south side of the intersection. Dust, noise and vibrations will occur during working hours but will be especially impactful during the brief time period when vertical columns are driven into the ground.

Schedules are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions, weather conditions and material availability.

Contact Us
To express comments, concerns, or to receive weekly construction updates, please email us at darryl@ja-today.com or contact us by phone at 801-616-2743. Information is also available at https://www.slc.gov/transportation/300northbridge

Project History
The Utah Transit Authority, in partnership with Salt Lake City Transportation, Engineering and Facilities Divisions will begin construction on a new bridge for walking and bicycling along the south side of 300 North at approximately 500 West. The bridge will span 500 West, in addition to three Union Pacific Railroad and two UTA FrontRunner tracks.

It will provide a more efficient alternative for people walking and bicycling, who often experience lengthy wait times while freight trains pass, stop, and back up due to the railroad yard to the north. Construction will begin October 18 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022.

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