FY 2016 Appropriation

The purpose of the Safe Sidewalk Construction Program of the Department of Transportation is to fund the cost of correcting pedestrian hazards and other safety projects on State highways.

The Department of Transportation has been appropriated funds annually for its sidewalk safety program. These funds are then obligated for pedestrian safety projects when matched with funding from local governments. The current formula for distribution of appropriated Sidewalk Program Funds is based on three areas of criteria. Population estimates make up 25 percent of the formula. School enrollments for the previous school year making up another 25 percent, while pedestrian accidents on state highways make up the remaining 50 percent of the criteria.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $500,000 from all sources for Safe Sidewalk Construction. This is a 50.5 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.


The Safe Sidewalk Construction program of the Department of Transportation is governed by Title 72 Chapter 8 of the Utah Code.

Intent Language

SB0002: Item 29

The Legislature intends that the funds appropriated from the Transportation Fund for pedestrian safety projects be used specifically to correct pedestrian hazards on State highways. The Legislature also intends that local authorities be encouraged to participate in the construction of pedestrian safety devices. The appropriated funds are to be used according to the criteria set forth in Section 72-8-104, Utah Code Annotated, 1953. The funds appropriated for sidewalk construction shall not lapse. If local governments cannot use their allocation of Sidewalk Safety Funds in two years, these funds will be available for other governmental entities which are prepared to use the resources. The Legislature intends that local participation in the Sidewalk Construction Program be on a 75% state and 25% local match basis.

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