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Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele Counties (Region Two) Funding Opportunities

Safe Sidewalk (SSW) Program

Key deadlines:

  • Applications are due July 1, 2022
  • Project selection is anticipated for September 1, 2022
  • Design of projects may begin once agreements are executed
  • Project MUST BE under construction within ONE YEAR of agreement execution

UDOT’s Region Two has received its allocation of SSW funds for fiscal year 2023. Region Two would like to partner with our local municipalities to build projects that will be most beneficial to the public. Approved projects must be under construction within one year of the ratification date on the cooperative agreement or they may be canceled and the funds assigned to other projects.

  • Projects will require a cooperative agreement between the local agency and UDOT.
  • The local entity will be fully responsible for the design and construction of the project.
  • UDOT will require an initial project schedule and updates, on a regular basis.
  • UDOT will reimburse the local entity upon verified successful completion of the project.
  • Only one project application may be selected from each municipality. If you submit multiple applications indicate your priority.
  • Environmental clearance and all right-of-way shall be obtained by the participating city or county.

Applications for these projects should contain the following information, which will help the Department determine project priorities:

  • A completed application with all data provided in a legible manner.
  • An engineer’s estimate for the anticipated work, with sufficient line items to identify the extent of the proposed project.
  • A written description of why the proposed location should be considered, and how the project benefits the public.
  • Applicable photos and/or maps to show the extent, location and need for the project.
  • A proposed schedule showing the project milestones through to completion.
  • If the proposed route is used by school children, provide the specific names of the schools and copies of the applicable Safe Routes plans.

Projects will require a cooperative agreement between the local agency and UDOT. This agreement will define the terms for transferring funds, provide for local matching funds, require the local agency to maintain the facility, require a certification of funds used, and insure that the project was completed according to the approved plans and specifications.

It is anticipated that construction of all awarded projects will be administered under the direction of the city/county. Once the project plans have been approved and a contractor is awarded Notice to Proceed (NTP), the city/county may proceed with construction. Funds will be distributed at the completion of construction and at the entity’s request via an invoice from the city/county to UDOT.

If you have any questions concerning this process, please call or email Kevon Ogden, kevonogden@utah.gov, 801-910-2100.


Safe Sidewalk (SSW) Program

Pedestrian safety project selection factors considered include the following:

  • existing usable right-of-way
  • crash history along the route
  • average daily automobile traffic
  • average daily pedestrian traffic
  • proximity of schools along the route
  • speed of automobile traffic

* Construction must be barrier-free to wheelchairs and meet all current state construction standards.
* Cities/Counties should have an ordinance requiring new developments to provide curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Requests from those having such ordinances will receive first consideration for funds.

A required 25% local match is part of the law. This match can be in the form of cash, labor or materials and right of way acquisition. The conditions of the match will be described in the cooperative agreement that will be required upon award.