UDOT, South Salt Lake Making Safety Improvements Near Homeless Resource Center
SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Transportation and South Salt Lake City said they will begin installing pedestrian safety measures along 3300 South near the new homeless resource center.
Monday’s announcement came after multiple pedestrians were struck in the area over the last few weeks.
Four people were hit by vehicles near the new homeless resource center in December and three of those victims were killed, including a 43-year-old homeless man, who was hit by a pickup truck on Christmas Day and died on Jan. 3.
New electronic signs warning drivers to use caution and watch for pedestrians will be installed this weekend, according to UDOT officials.
They said over the next several months, additional signs, signals and lighting will be added in the area of 3300 South and 1000 West.
Those measures include:
- A new pedestrian-activated signal to stop traffic for foot traffic to cross
- Additional lighting at nearby intersections and along the road
- Relocating a nearby UTA transit stop
- New portable signs to alert drivers of their current speed
- Safety-focused outreach to clients at the homeless resource center
- Ongoing coordination with South Salt Lake law enforcement and public works
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