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More construction is coming to Sugar House — and it could be smelly

A stretch near Sugar House Park will be under construction starting in September.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Road construction on Highland Drive, south of 2100 South, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Nearby 2100 South will be under construction beginning in September to upgrade a sewer line underneath the roadway.

A major artery of Sugar House is getting another upgrade.

Crews will begin work to replace a sewer line that’s about 100 years old under 2100 South next month between Highland Drive and Yuma Street, a stretch that passes in front of Sugar House Park.

The construction will include side-street closures along 2100 South along with short-term driveway access interruptions, plus the typical “noise, vibration, odor and dust” that comes with city improvement projects, according to a mailer sent to nearby residents.

(Salt Lake City Public Utilities) The city will begin construction in September to upgrade the sewer system underneath a portion of 2100 South in Sugar House.

Construction on phase 1 of the project — focusing on the portion of 2100 South between Highland Drive and View Street — will take place from September through April 2024.

The next phase of the project — focusing on 2100 South between 1400 East and 2000 East — will begin in November and continue through fall of 2024.

The city plans to narrow travel to one lane of traffic each way along 2100 South east of 1300 East as crews work to replace the water and sewer lines, according to the project website.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) This stretch of 2100 South, near the entrance of Sugar House Park, will be under construction as crews work to replace an old sewer line.

Crews hope to ensure one lane of traffic in each direction along the roadway west of 1300 East, but there is potential for increased noise and odors from their planned “underground pipe-bursting” construction method.

The construction will also likely impact side streets north and south of 2100 South, as drivers attempt to go around the construction, according to the project website. Street parking along 2100 South and on side streets adjacent to the project will also be removed.

Construction will continue along 2100 South in another project next year as well. Officials announced their chosen concept for the roadway between 700 East and 1300 East in May, which will make 2100 South four lanes wide, then narrow to two lanes between 1000 East and McClelland Street.

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