2000 Council Announcements

April 18, 2000


Announcements not discussed

City Council Announcements

April 18, 2000


Note:   Announcements were not discussed.  No answers are available.


A.    Decisions, Feedback & Information needed by staff


1.    STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:  In 1998 the Council Office received agenda paperwork from the Administration regarding reconstruction of South Temple from Main Street to Virginia Avenue.  At the time, Council Member Rogan had concerns regarding the reconstruction project.  Earlier this month the Council Office received agenda paperwork from the Administration regarding a reconstruction project on 1300 South (1700 E to Foothill).  Council Member Dave Buhler has similar concerns as those relating to the South Temple project.  In both cases, the Council  Members requested additional language be included in the Interlocal Agreement.  Below is draft language similar to that included in these two Interlocal Agreements.  Please let staff know if the Council is interested in requesting that similar language be included with the paperwork for all major reconstruction projects.


(Contractor) and the City agree that the following will be addressed in this reconstruction project:


Complete a traffic analysis to determine the traffic impacts of street and lane closures and detours.  The study boundaries shall extend from (?) to (?).  The study shall include the following tasks as a minimum:

1.    Collection of available traffic count data from UDOT and Salt Lake City.  Summarize existing daily traffic volumes and turning movements.  Any new traffic count data needed to consider construction impacts will be collected by the Salt Lake City Transportation Division.

2.    Coordinate with the traffic analysis teams of other major construction efforts in the immediate area to determine the combined impacts of concurrent construction.

3.    Develop a maximum of three potential construction scenarios.  Redistribute the existing daily and hourly peak traffic volumes based upon each scenario.

4.    Evaluate the construction traffic impacts by comparing operating conditions before and during construction at key intersections within the study area.

5.    Identify detour routes and measures to minimize construction traffic impacts in residential neighborhoods and near schools.  Determine costs of construction traffic mitigation measures.

6.    Prepare a construction traffic impact study report presenting the data, analysis, recommendations and implementation costs associated with the recommended plan.  Incorporate approved mitigation measures into the traffic control plan and special provisions.

Council Members will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the Rosslyn Heights Elementary School Library for a brief Council Work Session to receive an Olympic update from Mitt Romney.  Box lunches will be provided.  The Town Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. as scheduled.

3.    TAKE PRIDE IN UTAH:  Council Member Thompson would like to sponsor the “Take Pride in Utah” joint resolution, encouraging citizens to participate in beautifying the community.  Are Council Members willing to support such a resolution and should Council staff prepare the resolution for signatures?


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