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Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:48

Project Update: New High School

The Board of Education on Jan. 11, 2011 received updates from architects on the development of this project.

Sandstrom Associates architects praised opportunities to interact with the community in developing and revising school draft plans. They changed the plan since last week’s public Open House to move the tennis courts and move the access road on Golden Pheasant further to the East due to resident traffic concerns and the City’s decision to create an adjacent cul de sac. The design also incorporates community history, including a dome that resembles the old community meeting place called the Roundhouse. The Board praised the architects’ work, and is expected to vote on the proposal next week.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010 17:03

Projects in Progress

  • New high school in Draper: Community input has been taken at three public meetings; concerns centered on traffic. A comprehensive traffic study is underway. Meetings with the Draper design-review committee and Planning Commission continue.
  • Midvale Elementary: A community input meeting is scheduled Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the school. Superintendent Doty and CFO Keith Bradford recommended the Board examine the school's size in terms of its student achievement goals.
  • Albion Middle School: Preliminary drafts address lighting, seismic safety and closing off of open classrooms.
  • Butler Middle: Discussion with the school community has centered on whether rebuild on site or on adjacent property, and how, if at all, Butler Elementary school might fit into a larger campus proposal. The Board voted Dec. 7 to hire VCBO, the same firm designing Butler Middle, for Butler Elementary to explore possibilities for both schools. Community input meetings are expected after the holidays.
  • Sandy Elementary: The school, rebuilt following a fire a few years ago, will be retrofitted to meet seismic code.
Thursday, 16 December 2010 16:17

New High School Traffic Study

New High School in Draper, Utah

Scope of Traffic Study

A new high school for the Canyons School District is proposed along 700 East between Willow Springs Lane and Golden Pheasant Drive in Draper, Utah. To determine the amount of traffic generated by the new high school and the impact on the surrounding streets the following tasks will be completed as part of traffic study for new high school.

Task A - Inventory of Existing Conditions
Complete a field inventory of the existing conditions at the following intersections near the proposed high school. Conditions to be studied include number of traffic lanes, width of travel lanes and shoulders, the posted speed limit and the type of traffic control.
  1. Pioneer Road and 700 East
  2. Willow Springs Lane and Long Trail Drive
  3. Willow Springs Lane and 700 East
  4. Willow Springs Lane and Fort Street
  5. Golden Pheasant Drive and 700 East
  6. Golden Pheasant Drive and Fort Street
  7. Carlquist Drive and 700 East
  8. Carlquist Drive and Fort Street
  9. 13200 South and 1300 East
  10. 13800 South and 300 East
  11. Pioneer Parkway and Fort Street

Task B - Peak Hour Traffic Counts
Complete intersection turning movement counts for the morning and afternoon peak periods at the following intersections near the proposed high school.
  1. Willow Springs and 700 East
  2. Willow Springs and Fort Street
  3. Golden Pheasant Drive and 700 East
  4. Golden Pheasant Drive and Fort Street
  5. Carlquist Drive (13200 South) and 700 East
  6. 13200 South and 1300 East
  7. 13800 South and 300 East
  8. Pioneer Parkway and Fort Street

In addition to the turning movement counts listed above for the new high school, other traffic counts from the Draper City Traffic Study will be made available through the traffic subconsultant. These traffic counts include the following intersections:
  • Pioneer Road and 700 East
  • Willow Springs and Long Trail Drive
  • Carlquist Drive and Fort Street

Beside the turning movement counts at the intersections listed above, a daily traffic count is being taken by machine on 700 East, Willow Springs Lane, Carlquist, 13200 South and Fort Street.

Task C - Peak Period Traffic Counts at Alta High School
In order to develop traffic generations rates for the new high school that reflect local conditions a study of Alta High School will be completed. The traffic study for Alta High School will include entering and exiting counts for student drop-off and pick-up, onsite parking and parking on surrounding streets. Traffic counts will be completed for the morning peak period, the afternoon peak period and during the evening peak commute. A trip generation rate will be calculated for the morning, afternoon and evening peak periods.

Task D - Traffic Generated by the New High School
Estimate the amount of traffic generated by the proposed new high school for the following conditions:
  1. Opening year with an enrollment of 1,200 students for grades 9-12
    1. morning peak period
    2. afternoon peak period
    3. evening commute peak period
  2. Buildout enrollment of 1,800 students for grades 9-12
    1. morning peak period
    2. afternoon peak period
    3. evening commute peak period

Task E - Traffic Analysis
Analyze the eleven (11) intersections identified in Task B for the morning, afternoon and evening commute peak hour periods for the following conditions:
  1. Existing 2010 Traffic Conditions
  2. Opening year (2013) Traffic Conditions without High School
  3. Opening year (2013) Traffic Conditions with High School
  4. 2018 without High School
  5. 2018 with High School capacity at 1,800 student buildout

The traffic analysis will be used to evaluate and make recommendations regarding:
  • the potential traffic impacts associated with the new school
  • the need for a direct access to Fort Street
  • the needed street improvements for safety including traffic signs and sidewalks
  • the needed improvements to reduce project related traffic impacts
Draper-HS-Traffic-Analysis_Nov-29-2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 18:02

New High School

Canyons School District is building a new high school at 12887 S. 801 East in Draper to enable ninth-graders districtwide to move into high schools and sixth-graders to move into middle school. Grade reconfiguration furthers the Board of Education's goals to ensure all students are ready for college and careers by the time they graduate from Canyons high schools.
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