400 North Improved Bountiful
Public Involvement and Support Services
SR-106, 400 North in Bountiful is a heavily trafficked, mixed business and residential street that carries motorists from I-15 to the east bench and is an important thoroughfare for the area. The Utah Department of Transportation is completing a project that will:
- reconstruct the roadway in concrete for a longer pavement life and less future maintenance
- add radar detection to improve traffic flow
- add new curb, gutter and some sidewalk and driveway approaches along 400 North
SJ+A have provided communication outreach, messaging, public involvement and facilitation services to UDOT on this project.
For questions or more information about the project please email email@example.com or call 888-556-0232 ext. 2.
SR-9 Renewed; Rockville to Zion National Park
Public Involvement and Support Services
The Utah Department of Transportation plans to renew State Route 9 (Zion Park Boulevard) in Springdale, Utah from the town of Rockville to the main gates of Zion National Park. The project will reconstruct the roadway and add a storm drain system, bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks. Utilities will be replaced or upgraded and power will be put underground through the main village area. Springdale Town is a close-knit community with a diverse population of residents and business owners. With over 4.3 Million visitors a year, it is critical for the project to maintain traffic flow and keep businesses accessible while reconstructing SR-9.
SJ+A is providing public involvement services to UDOT throughout the design and construction of this project. Design began in March 2016 and in partnership with Lochner Engineering, SJ+A has facilitated three formal open houses, six informal informational meetings and presentations, and a Community Working Group that meets twice a quarter to advise the team on town needs and interests while also sharing information about UDOT’s design process with the community.
700 East Safety Improvements Project
Public Involvement, Events, and Support Services
Since 2010, there have been nearly 600 accidents on 700 East in Sandy from 7400 South to 9400 South. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Sandy City have partnered to repave this section of SR-71 and improve safety. The 700 East Safety Improvements project will add raised medians at current and future signalized intersections and bike lanes, as well as repave 700 East between 7400 South and 9400 South beginning in July or August 2017. Project features will increase safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians by designating specific turn locations and thereby decreasing the number and severity of accidents mid-block.
- Raised medians will be installed at current and future signalized intersections.
- Bike lanes will provide a designated space for cyclists, increasing motorists’ awareness of where bikes are on the roadway.
- On-street parking will be removed.
SJ+A has provided public involvement support to UDOT since the project Design began in Summer 2016. The addition of raised-medians was controversial for businesses, and the proposed changes in traffic patterns due to the medians also caused concern for residents in the area. SJ+A worked with UDOT and Sandy City to engage the public in conversations about how to reduce the high number of crashes in the area while maintaining acceptable access and traffic flow. This complex process resulted in a cooperative process whereby the project design was adapted and plans for future traffic studies and improvements have been made. SJ+A facilitated two formal open houses, developed and produced an educational video, met personally with affected stakeholders and created presentations for City Council.
Provo – Bulldog Boulevard Design Phase
Public Involvement, Event Planning and Support Services
Bulldog Boulevard is an important part of Provo City’s transportation network. Many different types of travelers use this road- cars, trucks, pedestrians, and bicyclists. It hosts a wonderful mix of businesses from restaurants and shopping to recreation, health care, and schools.
SJ+A is working with Provo City to improve safety for all roadway users. We have conducted early concept outreach, asking the public via personal meetings and articles for their feedback about converting a travel lane to a protected bicycle lane in each direction. SJ+A will continue engaging with area stakeholders through project design in 2017-2018.