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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
Thursday, 16 December 2010 15:43

Bond Projects Meetings

New High School Open House

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at 6 p.m.
Willow Springs Elementary
13288 S. Lone Rock Drive (465 South)

Please join us to discuss the plans for the new high school in Draper

Albion Middle School Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 6 p.m.
Albion Middle School Kiva
2755 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 South)

District officials will provide information and seek input from patrons of Albion and feeder elementary schools on the following:

  • Draft design by project architect, FFKR Architects
  • Costs and construction timeline
  • Student housing during the period of construction

Butler Middle School Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at 6 p.m.
Butler Middle School Auditorium
7530 S. 2700 East

District officials will provide information and seek input from patrons of Butler Middle School and feeder elementary schools on the following:

  • Butler Middle School facility concepts by VCBO Architects
  • Costs and construction timeline
  • Services for Butler Middle School students during the period of construction

This meeting will deal exclusively with issues related to Butler Middle School. We acknowledge many also have students at Butler Elementary School, and we are pleased with the community's desire to learn more about the elementary school building project. However, public meetings on the Butler Elementary School project will be held in the months to come.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010 21:18

Sandy Elementary - Bond Project

Sandy Elementary will receive seismic upgrades. The school was rebuilt in 2005, but was not updated to meet current seismic codes at that time. No community meetings are planned due to the targeted nature of the project.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 21:11

Albion Middle - Bond Project

Albion Middle School will be renovated to enclose classrooms, comply with Americans with Disabilities accessibility laws and other building codes, and provide air-conditioning, structural upgrades and revamped interior and exterior finishes.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 18:19

Midvale Elementary - Bond Project

The Midvale Elementary community soon will receive a new school. The school's scheduled rebuild will be the first-ever significant upgrade for the 60-year-old school, located at 362 Center St. (7720 South). Midvale Elementary is one of four schools in Canyons School District receiving special Title I federal money targeted to educate children in low-income neighborhoods.
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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