Completion of the first phase of the Sugar House streetcar line is less than nine months away. A section of State Street will be closed to traffic in the evening for the next two weekends to accommodate construction of the streetcar crossing.
State Street will be closed to all traffic from Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. until Monday, April 22 at 5 a.m. between Wentworth Avenue and Haven Avenue. It will close again on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and reopen on Monday, April 29 at 5 a.m.
During construction local access to State Street will be allowed from 2100 South and I-80. Through traffic will be detoured to Main Street.
The Sugar House streetcar line will improve passenger connectivity while encouraging mixed-use development and enhancing the character of the surrounding South Salt Lake and Sugar House communities. The line will feature seven stations and will run from the heart of the Sugar House neighborhood to the Central Point TRAX Station in South Salt Lake where it will connect with the TRAX system. The line will be operational in December 2013.
UTA broke ground on the $55 million two-mile Sugar House streetcar line in May 2012 with a ceremony that featured United States Secretary of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The first modern streetcar project of its kind in the Salt Lake area, the Sugar House streetcar project has received a great deal of community support. The project is designed to transform the area into a model for a livable, sustainable community and is being built and funded under the direction of three partners: UTA, Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake.