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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Morning commuters make their way along 1300 East, between Pioneer Road and 13200 South on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Draper city is studying a road-widening project along that stretch and plans to have an open house to discuss the project on April 11.
Draper City seeks input about widening 1300 East
Project » Open house provides a chance for residents to get information, give advice.
First Published Mar 28 2013 11:12 am • Last Updated Mar 28 2013 11:43 am

Draper • The city is sponsoring an open house on April 11 to answer questions on a road project that would widen 1300 East between 13200 South and Pioneer Road.

Although there will be no formal presentations, information will be given and public comments taken from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Draper City: April 11 open house

What » City is evaluating improvements to 1300 East between Pioneer Road and 13200 South.

When » 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 11

Where » Draper City Hall, 1020 Pioneer Road

Potential upgrade » Curb, gutter, sidewalk, center-turn lane, bike lane, shoulder, park strip, improved drainage

Questions » Carlye Sommers, public involvement manager, 1300east@hwlochner.com

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The mile-long project, in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation, calls for adding a center lane to the two-lane road and installing sidewalks, curbs, gutters, shoulders, improved drainage and a bicycle lane.

City officials hope to have a map prepared for the open house detailing where the improvements will be added, said Carlye Sommers, the city’s public involvement manager.

Traffic in the area has steadily increased as people have moved into the neighborhood, which includes three churches and two schools: Summit Academy is at 1285 E. 13200 South, and Corner Canyon Academy is at 12958 S. 1300 East.

The Canyons Board of Education has approved moving Crescent View Middle School from 11150 S. 300 East in Sandy to district property at 13133 S. 1300 East. The new location, expected to open this fall, will be the first traditional public middle school in Draper.

"At this point, the City Council is trying to work with citizens on the project," said Wayne Ballard, who lives on 13200 South. "This is exactly what needs to happen."

An environmental study for the road project was initiated in February and is expected to be completed by early June. Phase 11, which includes final design, is scheduled to begin later in June, with completion set for early fall.

"Throughout the project we’ll periodically send email updates regarding public meetings, the study schedule and decisions that are made," said Sommers.

To be added to the city’s mailing list, send an email address to 1300east@hwlochner.com.

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