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

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

UDOT’s Region Two has received its allocation of TAP funds to program for fiscal year 2021 projects.  To get the most out of these funds, Region Two would like to partner with our local municipalities to build projects that will be most beneficial to the public.  

We are accepting applications for the use of these TAP funds.  Eligible projects include: 

  • bike facilities (on and off road)
  • trails
  • sidewalks (off state routes)
  • vehicle-caused wildlife mortality reductions
  • Safe Routes to School 
  • other qualifying transportation alternative projects

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

  • A completed application (enclosed) 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. 

Region Two will consider contributing up to 60 percent of the project cost, with a maximum Department-paid cost of $150,000.  Applications for projects with a higher dollar value will be accepted as long as the local entity is willing to pay the additional cost.    

All projects will require a cooperative agreement between the local agency and UDOT.  The local agency will need to maintain the facility once completed.  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, on the progress of the project. UDOT will reimburse the local entity upon verified successful completion of the project. Only one project application will be accepted from each municipality. 

If you have any questions concerning this process, please call or email Amber Mortensen at akmortensen@utah.gov or 801-910-2171.


Safe Sidewalk Program

The Utah State Legislature has approved funding for the Safe Sidewalk program for the fiscal year 2021. Distribution of this allocation is based upon county population, school enrollment and roadway crash data. These funds are to be used specifically for pedestrian safety type projects on state highways.

The selection of pedestrian safety projects are carefully weighed and 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

State law requires that construction performed be barrier-free to wheel chairs at crosswalks and intersections and meet all current state construction standards.

This year 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.

Environmental clearance and all right-of-way shall be obtained by the participating city or county.

In order for this program to accomplish its purpose, participating cities and counties should have an ordinance requiring new developments to provide curb and gutter and sidewalk as a condition of approval. Therefore, requests from cities and counties having such ordinances in place will receive first consideration for funds.

The following information must be provided for each location proposed for funding and will be used in determining the priority of projects:

  • 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 location should be considered.
  • Applicable photos to enable an understanding of the extent, location, and need for the proposed project.
  • If the proposed route is used by school children, provide the specific names of the schools and copies of the applicable Safe Routes plans.

All approved 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. Also, 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.

Due to UDOT’s current workload, 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), funds will be forwarded to cover construction and engineering charges at the entity’s request.

If you have any questions concerning this process, please call or email Amber Mortensen at akmortensen@utah.gov or 801-910-2171.