The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is looking at ways to reduce traffic up Little Cottonwood Canyon. For decades now, S.R. 210, the road that winds it’s way up to Snowbird and Alta ski resorts, has been choked with traffic as more and more skiers and riders drive up the canyon.
A new report titled Draft Alternatives Development and Screening Methodology and Preliminary Concept Report Little Cottonwood Canyon has recently been released. The report shows that UDOT is considering a wide range of options to alleviate traffic up LCC.
The purpose of this report is to describe the alternatives development and screening process that will be used for the Little Cottonwood Canyon Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is preparing the EIS to study proposed transportation solutions to State Route (S.R.) 210 from its intersection with S.R. 190/Fort Union Boulevard through the town of Alta in Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake County, Utah. Transportation improvements are needed to improve the safety, reliability, and mobility on S.R. 210 for residents, visitors, and commuters who use this roadway. The study area, as shown in Figure 1, extends along the S.R. 210 corridor and includes the following segments:
• Wasatch Boulevard – S.R. 210 from Fort Union Boulevard to North Little Cottonwood Road
• North Little Cottonwood Road – S.R. 210 from Wasatch Boulevard to the intersection with
• Little Cottonwood Canyon Road – S.R. 210 from the intersection of North Little Cottonwood Road and S.R. 209 through the town of Alta, including the Bypass Road, up to but not including Albion Basin Road
One possible option within the report is for a gondola to connect Park City to Alta.
You can read the full report here – Draft Alternatives Development and Screening Methodology and Preliminary Concept Report Little Cottonwood Canyon