Utah Department of Transportation

A UDOT Project

Welcome to the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) central transportation information resource for Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Follow @UDOTCottonwoods on X (formerly known as Twitter) or Instagram/Facebook stories for road status updates.

Cottonwood Canyons Project information

Cottonwood Canyons project information

Learn more about environmental studies and construction projects to improve transportation and safety in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.

Little Cottonwood Canyon Environmental Impact Statement

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) began an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the spring of 2018 for Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) and Wasatch Boulevard in partnership with Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to provide an integrated transportation system that improves the reliability, mobility and safety for residents, visitors, and commuters who use SR-210.

UDOT released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Little Cottonwood Canyon EIS on July 12, 2023. The ROD is the final step in the EIS process and selects Gondola Alternative B, with phased implementation of Enhanced Bus Service Alternative components, to improve transportation in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The ROD is the final step in the EIS process.

Status update: 4/12/24

Watch this video for a status update on implementing the Phase 1 activities in the Little Cottonwood Canyon EIS.

Phase 1 recommends several actions for improving transportation in the area, including increased and improved bus services, tolling to incentivize public transit usage, the construction of a mobility hub at the Gravel Pit to accommodate multi-modal transit and amenities such as storage lockers and restrooms, and upgrades to bus stops at resorts