Major Road Construction Projects 2019

Road Construction Projects 

If you have questions on these projects, please contact Draper City's Engineering office at (801) 576-6369. Reconstruction of 13800 South from 300 to 980 East Draper City is reconstructing 13800 South in order to facilitate safe property access and smoother traffic flows. They will be adding shoulder designated bike lanes and continuous sidewalks along this increasingly busy street. The addition of new curb and gutter will also improve drainage and storm runoff. The widening of the East Jordan Canal Bridge, at approx. 450 East, is entering its final phase and should be completed some time in March. Weather has been an ongoing obstacle. There will be a secondary water line replacement starting just west of the canal. The main portion of the project is slated to begin in early to mid March. Draper City is planning to have a contractor on board by mid-March for the street widening project and will expect to start construction by mid-to-late April. Additional information regarding traffic control and sequencing will be release the first of April to residents in the area.

13800 South road widening

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: Project Hotline: 801-580-2626

Second Access Road to the Draper Elementary School
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 new access road will connect the existing 12650 South roadway to Manfield Way (east of the school). This will provide a secondary access point to significantly improve traffic flow during the school’s drop-off and pick-up times as well as during an emergency. Overall, it will provide a safer place for the children to attend and the teachers to work.

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.