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Some Salt Lake City streets closed to cars returning to normal operations

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Jun. 30, 2020 at 4:07 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Several Salt Lake City streets that were closed to cars for cyclists, walkers and runners are now back to normal, the city said in a Tuesday news release.

Some streets that have seen the heaviest usage under the city’s “Stay Safe, Stay Active” streets program will remain open to cyclists, walkers and runners, however.

The following streets will resume normal operations starting Tuesday:

  • 500 North between Redwood Rd and 800 West
  • 900 South between 300 East and 700 East
  • Stratford Ave between 1300 East and 2000 East
  • 200 West between 600 North and North Temple Street
  • Kensington Avenue between 700 East and 1400 East, and between 1500 East and 1600 East

The streets that will remain open for pedestrians, bikers and others recreating are:

  • Emery Street between 400 South and Harrison
  • Wasatch Drive between 1300 South and Crestview Drive
  • 600 East between 600 South and 900 South
  • 800 East between 800 South and 1700 South
  • 4th Avenue between E Street and N Street

The city originally planned to keep the streets open for 6-8 weeks, but some will be extended under the program.

The streets were opened to provide city residents with more areas for outdoor recreation where social distancing was possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are grateful for all those who have been supportive of this initiative and have enjoyed having some extra space to socially distance while staying physically active,” Salt Lake City Transportation Division Director Jon Larsen said in a news release. “We are excited to keep some of these street openings going and hope residents and communities will continue to stay engaged and work with us as we continually strive to make Salt Lake City’s streets safer and more inviting for everyone.”

Jacob Klopfenstein

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