1300 East reconstruction

Construction on the 1300 East corridor, between 1300 South and 2100 South, will begin again on May 13, 2019, with full section road closures. Expect delays and plan on alternate routes when navigating through the area. Please be mindful and courteous of residential neighborhoods, obey posted speed limit signs and watch for small children.

The 2018 Phase replaced aging underground utility lines to improve water and sewer services along 1300 East. The 2019 Phase will replace deteriorated drive approaches, sidewalk segments, replace all pavement, curbs and gutters and upgrade storm drains and UTA bus stops. The full project can be reviewed here.

In order to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, the construction team will temporarily fully close half of the project area at a time. Each section is expected to be closed for up to three months.

  • Southern Section (See red section in the map below)—2100 South to 1700 South, construction and full closure starting May 13 and reopening in July.
  • Northern Section (See yellow section in the map below)—1700 South to 1300 South, construction and full closure to start in July and end in October.

**Schedule is subject to change due to weather, equipment issues, or other unforeseen circumstances.

The three major intersections, 2100, 1700 and 1300, will be open to east- and west-bound traffic during the day. Improvement work within the intersections will only be permitted at night, and one lane in each direction will still be open to traffic even during these working hours.

Bus commuters should note that UTA route 220 will bypass the work zone until further notice. The detour map is available here. Suggested detours to and from the University of Utah campus are 700 East and Foothill Drive.

The contractor will maintain access for local residents and businesses throughout the duration of construction. Residents and businesses will receive additional information regarding how they will access their homes and buildings during the closures.