Proposed expansion would close diagonal turn lane in Sugar House

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SALT LAKE CITY – A $1.7 million proposal to expand Monument Plaza in Sugar House would mean closing a turning lane, and some people are upset.

The proposed expansion would permanently close the diagonal right turn lane on the southwest corner of 2100 S. and 1100 E.

The expansion would cover about 20,000 square-feet of space. Those opposed to the project said the right turning lane is a unique part of Sugar House they’d be sad to see go. Those in favor said it will make things easier on pedestrians.

Soren Simonsen, Salt Lake City Council district 7 representative, said the space will be a boon to the area.

"We create a much larger place for things like the farmers’ market or the arts festival or the other community events, either formal or informal , which happen here in Sugar House all the time,” he said.

The next public comment meeting will take place sometime in July, but no specific date has been set.