Improvements starting January on 3900 South
Nov 27, 2019 07:57AM
By Kirk Bradford
Google rendering of Millcreek’s 3900 South planned for construction beginning in 2020. (Photo courtesy Millcreek City)
By Kirk Bradford | [email protected]
The cities of Holladay and Millcreek came to an agreement and have plans to start to improve 3900 South from 2300 East to Wasatch Boulevard.
3900 South will be structured to accommodate parking, motorists and pedestrians in a safe, aesthetic way. The reconstruction project will complete the east-west active transportation corridor between I-215 and 2300 East. According to the Millcreek Government website, “This section of roadway has intermittent sidewalk, utility poles in the asphalt shoulder, open irrigation/storm drain ditch, and no bicycle facility, all of which creates an unsafe transportation environment.” An open house for the project was held at the end of October, where residents could get a better understanding of the area and its future.
The improvements take into account the significant growth projected to occur along the corridor. The project includes the addition of curb and gutter, sidewalks, and enhanced UTA bus stops. A bike lane will be added on both sides of the corridor that will merge into shared lanes at each intersection. Pedestrian safety improvements include a new HAWK signal at Birch Drive and an overhead flashing beacon at 3100 East.
One hundred percent of the funding for this project is from grants, resulting in a zero net cost to Millcreek and Holladay residents. The project leverages $8.7 million in grants obtained from Salt Lake County and the federal government as a result of Mayor Jeff Silvestrini's work with the Wasatch Front Regional Council and the Salt Lake County Council as well as Holladay officials. This project is co-sponsored by Millcreek and Holladay.
The environmental study was completed earlier this year and the preliminary design is almost finished. You may have noticed the orange-vested land surveyors on the street and an occasional drone being flown over the roadway. This has all been to map the 3900 South corridors for planning future construction. Construction is anticipated to begin at the beginning of 2020 and reach completion sometime in fall 2020. If you missed the open house or have any additional questions, you can still reach out to talk to a project team member. They can be reached by calling (801) 509-6639 or by email at [email protected].