POTENTIAL TRANSIT LOCATIONS
Each of the two routes, 1300 East and Highland Drive, connects Sugar House, Millcreek and Holladay, and is a vibrant part of these communities. A new transit solution on either route will improve the connection between the cities and provide more accessible and sustainable transportation options for all users in the future. Note that both potential alignments begin south of 2100 South on Highland Drive and split just south of 2700 South (see map).
WHAT DO THESE ROADS LOOK LIKE NOW?
Both corridors are densely populated with a mix of commercial and residential properties. 1300 East currently has one travel lane in each direction, with a center turn lane and shoulders and sidewalks on each side. Highland Drive currently has two lanes of traffic in each direction, with a center turn lane and sidewalks on each side.
The partnering cities plan to continually develop each corridor over the coming years with Millcreek building a new city center and Holladay developing the old Cottonwood Mall site. Check out each city’s website for more information on these efforts (Millcreek and Holladay).
These graphics depict typical cross sections of 1300 East and Highland Drive. Some segments of each road may vary.
HOW WOULD EACH OPTION CHANGE THE EXISTING ROAD?
These future cross sections, below, show that light rail and BRT would require their own dedicated lanes, while a streetcar would share a lane with traffic. Enhanced bus would not change the existing roads.
Now that you’ve reviewed the transit types and routes, let us know what you’d like to see in these communities by taking the transit survey.
Your input is an important part of selecting the final transit recommendation later this spring.