Salt Lake County has taken a major step forward in its goal of “community connectivity”.
Tuesday, a ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of Parley’s Trail from the Bonneville Shoreline to 900 West. The project was broken into two segments. The eastern segment connects the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to Sugar House Park. The 1.5 mile segment features two bridges – over 2000 East and 2300 East – and a tunnel under the I-80 off-ramp at 2300 East.
The second segment increases bike lanes from 300 West to 900 West and has a trail that runs under the Spaghetti Bowl and travels along the TRAX Green Line.
“Connecting the east and west sides of South Salt Lake was a significant challenge with the freeways, rail yards, and industrial properties dividing us.” said Mayor Wood. “Parley’s Trail has pulled off an amazing feat – making this a fun, safe and fascinating trip.”
The completion of these phases means eight miles of the trail is finished. A segment from 900 West to the Jordan River Parkway is in the planning phase.
This project was made possible by the 2012 Parks and Trails bond initiative.
For more information about the trail click here.