Major Road Construction Projects 2018

Road Construction Projects 

If you have questions on these projects, please contact Draper City's Engineering office at (801) 576-6369.

Guard Rail Replacement on Traverse Ridge

Draper City is currently working to replace the guard rail on Traverse Ridge Road with a concrete barrier in order to bring the crash barrier up to current traffic safety standards. One of the primary issues with Traverse Ridge Road has been the lack of adequate drainage (curb and gutter) to protect the structural integrity of the road. The current project is adding the necessary curb and gutter to correct that problem.
The safety standards for guard rail has changed and guard rail is no longer allowed directly behind the curb and gutter. The reasoning behind this is that if a vehicle hits the curb, it can potentially be launched upwards and over the adjacent guard rail. In order to install guard rail behind a curb, it has to be a significant distance away from the curb in order to prevent this from happening. We simply do not have the room on Traverse Ridge Road to provide the required separation between the curb & gutter and the guard rail.
In areas where we need a crash barrier, the concrete barrier will provide the crash protection required and it will act as the curb & gutter (all in one structure). We were able to eliminate the need for some of the crash barrier in certain areas that previously had the guard rail. I know it will probably take a little time to get used to, but the concrete barrier was the only feasible option to provide the drainage and safety requirements of the roadway.
Reconstruction of Traverse Ridge Road from Suncrest Drive to Draper Heights Way.

The project is on schedule to be completed October 15th. No bicycles allowed until then. Bicycles and pedestrians are prohibited until the project is completed.

Traverse Ridge Road Construction Zone Cyclists Prohibited

Construction of Lone Peak Parkway Connection from Golden Harvest to Ikea Way is underway. 
The new roadway is finished and there will be some construction activity until September 1st.  

12200 So Lone Peak Parkway Project. This project involves storm drain installation and intersection improvements. Paving has been completed.  After paving, east leg will be opened back up to traffic and Lone Peak Pkwy travel lanes will be shifted to accommodate storm drain installation.  Anticipated completion date is September 19.

13800 South Widening Phase 1. A short segment of 13800 South (from 647 E. to 693 E.) will be widened with curb and sidewalk on the north side.Curb, gutter, and sidewalk nearing completion.  Roadway paving, driveways and landscaping has been completed.  Note: Phase 2 of this project (13800 South from 300 East to the Draper Canal Trail) is currently under design and is anticipated to be constructed in 2019. 

Non-City Construction Projects

South Valley Sewer District (SVSD) – Sewer Main Replacement on Fort Street

Work on South Valley Sewer District’s sewer pipe replacement project on Fort Street from approximately 13400 South to Willow Springs Lane in underway. The anticipated completion date is mid-October. This project requires one-way traffic through the work zone that may cause minor delays, especially when school begins in August.

UDOT-Technology Corridor

UDOT will be adding two lanes in each direction to I-15 between Lehi Main Street and S.R. 92.  This work has begun and will continue until late 2020.  Although this project is not in our City, it will affect residents’ travel times when going south. 

Update:  8/12/10818

New Construction Activities

  • Beginning Sunday, August 12, crews are scheduled to begin the next phase of bridge preservation work starting at 12300 S. This work will be conducted in the southbound lanes during off peak (night-time) lane closures over the course of the next month.
  • Nightly lane closures will occur on 10000 S between 300 W and Monroe Street as crews install retaining walls and begin bridge modifications. Area residents and businesses may notice an increase in construction noise and vibrations while this work occurs. Please drive carefully and follow all posted signs in the area.
  • Crews will be removing topsoil and barrier and installing drainage west of the existing roadway in the 9000 S. area in preparation for roadway widening along the outside shoulder. 

Ongoing Construction Activities

The following are ongoing activities along the Project corridor.
Please note that due to weather, Project conflicts, utility issues, or equipment/supply issues, schedules are subject to change.

  • Crews will continue work along the southern segment of the I-15 Southbound project – from I-215 to 12300 S. Work will include:
    • Paving of the additional lane along I-15 from 11400 S to 12300 S
    • Demolition of existing barrier and concrete pavement 
    • Roadway excavation and drainage work along the outside shoulder 
    • Placing roadway base layers along outside shoulder
    • Installing retaining wall at 10000 S
    • Motorists should be aware of bumps in the pavement from 3300 S. to 12300 S. as crews prepare for bridge pavement preservation work.
    • Crews are continuing bridge repair work from S.R. 201 to 12300 South.
    • The 7200 S. to southbound I-15 on-ramp is reduced from 2 lanes to 1 lane to accommodate ramp and wall construction for the new interchange configuration.
  • The point where traffic from I-215 merges from three lanes to two before entering southbound I-15 traffic has shifted north to allow for construction of the new interchange configuration. Previously, motorists merged left to right – now, motorists merge from right to left. 

What to Expect

  • Drivers can expect nightly lane closures, including on and off ramps.  
  • Lane closures may occur on the following schedule:
    • Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
    • Friday, 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.
    • Saturday, 11 p.m. – 8 a.m.
    • Sunday, 6 p.m. – 5 a.m. 
  • Drivers can expect temporary barriers and the outside shoulder to be closed.  Use inside shoulder or signed pullouts in case of emergency.
  • Residents and businesses adjacent to active construction can expect some increase in noise and dust.

HOV Suspension Reminder

HOV/Express Lanes are suspended through the I-15 Southbound project from S.R. 201 to 12300 S. These suspensions will be in place for the duration of the project. 

Solo drivers may use the HOV lane as a general-purpose lane as crews work to keep traffic flowing but should note the following:  


  • Don't cross the double white lines--it's unsafe and illegal. 
  • Don't weave in and out--enter and exit at designated areas indicated by white-dotted lines. 
  • Trailers and vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 12,000 pounds are not allowed in the two left lanes.

Visit UDOT’s Express Lane info page for more information on using the Express Lanes properly.

Other Projects

Construction season is upon us! Check out other projects in the area and know before you go.
I-15 Technology Corridor – Lehi Main Street to S.R. 92
- South Valley Improvements
- Mountain View Corridor
- I-215 Renewed – S.R. 201 to 2200 North
- I-15 Northbound 

Project Overview

To improve traffic flow and reduce congestion, UDOT is adding a southbound lane to I-15 between S.R. 201 and 12300 South and expanding 7200 South, west of the freeway. Work will include:

•    Adding a lane to southbound I-15 between S.R. 201 and 12300 South in Salt Lake County.
•    Widening 7200 South to three lanes in each direction from I-15 to Bingham Junction Boulevard in Midvale.
•    Modifying the I-15 interchange at I-215 to improve traffic flow.

UDOT Technology Corridor