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Changes coming to 1300 East

Changes coming to 1300 East



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The Salt Lake City council has given preliminary approval to make changes to 1300 East.

The council approved more than a half-million dollars toward improvements to alleviate congestion and to make the road safer.

Changes coming to 1300 East

Starting this fall, the speed limit is expected to be reduced from 35 mph to 30 mph between 500 South and 2100 South.

There may also be new signs, flashing lights at crosswalks and radar-activated electronic signs designed to slow drivers.

Plans also call for adding a center turning lane, permanent crosswalks and bicycle lanes.

"I've seen several accidents. You're basically running the gauntlet if you want to cross the street," a man who works at Cyclesmith on 1300 East says.

He has a suggestion for the City Council: "One lane in each direction instead of two lanes on each side."

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

Tom Callan

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