At our Council’s July 16th meeting we received a briefing from Lisa Zundel of UDOT and Charles Allen of InterPlan regarding a final suggested proposal for changes to the traffic patterns around the State Capitol. Their analysis suggests three alternatives of placing a traffic light at the Columbus Street and 500 North intersection. The three alternatives are outlined in the attached “July Council Meeting” document.
Please take a look at these alternatives and, if you desire, provide your comments and suggestions by clicking on “Leave Reply.” UDOT would like to finalize their proposal and start making their presentations to the various stakeholders that are involved in this final decision. As a result, comments need to be made prior to July 31st.
We especially appreciate the great effort by Lisa Zundel of UDOT and Charles Allen of InterPlan in working closely with community members to make sure input was heard and addressed.
There have been comments regarding the need to address both bicycle safety and access and pedestrian safety and access. These issues were not specifically part of this study, but, will certainly be taken up in coordination with SLC Transportation as part of the ongoing effort to make our neighborhood and the State Capitol area more bike and pedestrian friendly. Also, stay tuned for more discussion of access improvements along East Capitol Boulevard to the east of the State Capitol Building.
Again, comments on the final proposals need to be made prior to July 31st, so please take some time to review these options and comment.