Major Road Construction Projects 2019
Road Construction Projects
We encourage you to contact our community ombudsman, Bill Knowles, to get on the email list for project updates. He will be available for the duration of the project to answer questions and address concerns from the public.
Email: Knowles.firstname.lastname@example.org Project Hotline: 801-580-2626
The Canyons School District is planning to construct a second access road to the Draper Elementary School so that there will be two exit/entry points. Currently, the only access to the school is from the west, off Fort Street. This single access point limits traffic circulation and flow at the school, and the backup of traffic extends out to and along Fort Street. Having one way in and one way out can make it very difficult for emergency vehicles to respond to an emergency at the school.
The majority of the new roadway will be constructed along the entire north end of the school on property owned by Canyons School District. This will necessitate the construction of an additional parking lot on the school property to replace the existing parking area that will become part of the new roadway. The Canyons School District has asked the city to share a small portion of the overall cost of the project by paying for the roadway that is on city-owned property. Canyons School District and Draper City will jointly develop an inter-local agreement detailing the responsible costs for each entity.
The Canyons School District has hired an engineering company to analyze the potential traffic impacts this project may have on the surrounding areas. The Draper City Engineering Department will review the traffic report and the corresponding design of the roadway prior to construction to ensure that the traffic impacts are properly considered.
Construction of this new roadway is expected to start this summer and continue through the summer school break. Due to the scope of this project, it may take two summers to complete. The city will keep an update on this project on the city’s website.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Rick Conger, Canyons School District at (801) 826-5100, or Eric Lundell, Draper City, at (801) 576-6365.
11950 South Roadway Extension, 150 East State Street
Draper City, in accordance with the Master Transportation Plan, is extending 11950 South to connect to State Street. This project is being constructed to reduce congestion on 11800 South, at State Street and also at 150 East. The project is being constructed to reduce congestion on 11800 South, at State Street and also at 150 East. The project is a new build and will require the relocation of a water line, extension of Storm Drain Facilities and construction of sidewalk, curb, gutter and roadway.
It is anticipated that the project will begin the third week of April. Because it is a new section of road, impacts to traffic should be minimal. If you have any questions about this project, please contact the project engineer, Eric Lundell by email or by phone (801) 576-6365.