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Pedestrian Safety Enchancements

Post Date:10/02/2018

Midvale City is funding approximately $750,000 in pedestrian safety enhancements. The funding includes enhanced crosswalks, pedestrian-activated flashing beacons, a 4-way lighted intersection, traffic calming signage and other safety enhancements. The engineering improvements are part of integrated enforcement, public education, and engineering response programs.

Center Street Enhancements

As required by state law before making changes to crosswalks located in a school zone, Midvale City contracted an engineering firm to conduct a Pedestrian Study on Center Street. Based on the results of the study and community input, we are making the following enhancements on Center Street. Construction will start in October.

Center Street and Grant Street (180 West)
Install pedestrian-activated flashing beacons, allowing pedestrians to activate the signs to alert drivers to their presence so drivers will stop.
Construct pedestrian refuge islands to serve as an additional safety refuge for pedestrians as they cross the roadway

Center Street and Chapel Street (425 West)
Install pedestrian-activated flashing beacons
Construct pedestrian refuge islands to serve as an additional safety refuge for pedestrians as they cross the roadway

Center Street and Center Square
Install pedestrian-activated flashing beacons, allowing pedestrians to activate the signs to alert drivers to their presence so drivers will stop.
Relocation of crosswalk closer to the UTA Trax crossing
Install additional street lighting and sidewalk ramps

Center Street and Jefferson
Remove the crosswalk at Center Street and Jefferson to encourage pedestrians to cross at crosswalks with pedestrian-activated flashing beaon

Student Neighborhood Access Plan

Under Utah law, all elementary, middle and junior high schools are required to create and distribute a Student Neighborhood Access Plan (SNAP), which shows the safest routes to school. Midvale City and the Canyons School District meet annually to discuss the SNAP, and ways to improve pedestrian safety. As a result, the following crosswalks received pedestrian safety enhancements this summer   

1000 East/Casa Negra

Pedestrian-activated flashing beacons installed

700 East/Hillcrest High
Pedestrian-activated flashing beacons installed

Pioneer Street/Garden View
Pedestrian-activated flashing beacons installed

Bingham Junction/Tuscany View Blvd.

A 4-way way lighted intersection with flashing yellow arrows for left-hand turns at Bingham Junction and Tuscany View Boulevard has been installed. The intersection includes crosswalks in all directions, as well as push button walk signals.

Driver Feedback Signs

The City has purchased 10 driver feedback signs, traffic calming devices designed to slow speeders down by alerting them of their speed. The signs will be installed over the next few months. We are working with the Unified Police Department to determine locations.