The Utah National Guard (UTNG) with contractor Parsons will be conducting investigation work on undeveloped properties on and around Gus Hill at the southwest end of Wyatt Earp Avenue in The Ranches, starting on Monday, July 15, and lasting for about two weeks. The work will use metal detectors to look for the possible presence and extent of items related to historical military training in the area.

In March 2016, a citizen of Eagle Mountain Utah contacted the Utah National Guard regarding munitions-looking fragments that her son had found while using a metal detector on a large hill near their neighborhood.  A follow-up site visit was conducted by the UTNG and Parsons, using metal detectors.  During this visit, numerous fragments from 37mm artillery rounds were found on the hill slope surface. No live rounds or explosive hazard was observed.  The 37mm round is approximately 1.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches in length, if whole.  The UTNG has conducted research and believes that the cliff faces of this prominent hill were used as targets during some historical artillery training conducted most likely between 1920 and 1940.

The purpose of this field work is to determine the general extent of munitions presence on Gus Hill and to determine if there may be military munitions debris on the surrounding hills to the west and south.  This information will be used to plan further work to more accurately characterize the nature of munitions present and plan for cleanup of the site.  At present there is no known exposure hazard to the public, but residents are warned against collecting metallic objects in the shape of projectiles.  If anyone has such an object or is aware of its location, contact the Utah County Sheriff’s Office or dial 911 for assistance.

Questions should be directed to the Public Affairs Officer at UTNG:

Major D.J. Gibb (801) 716-9063 david.j.gibb2.mil@mail.mil

Investigation Area Map – 1

Investigation Area Map – 2

 

 

Update – July 12, 2019

Reminder: The Redwood Road project in Saratoga Springs is on track to be complete August 2019. In the meantime, be aware of ongoing construction activities.

Click here to watch a video on how to use the new Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI).

Continuous Flow Intersection Open

The new traffic configuration for the Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) is open to drivers turning left from east and westbound Pioneer Crossing onto Redwood Road. Work in the area is still ongoing, so drivers should follow all traffic control devices.

Pioneer Crossing and Redwood Road Intersection

Crews are working day and night to install pavement markings, lane striping and concrete islands at the Pioneer Crossing and Redwood Road intersection. Night work will be used as needed in order to minimize traffic delays during the day. Single lane closures will also be used during off-peak hours.

Redwood Road from Lake View Terrace Road to Village Parkway

The new traffic signals at Ring Road and Stillwater Drive are scheduled to be activated in mid- to late July. Final paving in this area will begin in mid-July, followed by permanent striping. Drivers should expect occasional traffic shifts from now until the five-lane configuration is open in August.

Final Construction Activities

Below is a list of final construction activities that need to be completed:

At the Pioneer Crossing and Redwood Road intersection:

▪ Apply green pavement markings to designate bike lanes, turn boxes and bike ramps
▪ Install concrete medians
▪ Apply permanent striping
▪ Pour concrete for curb and gutter
▪ Pour concrete for the sidewalk
▪ Pave the multiuse trail
▪ Install signs
▪ Complete final utility work
▪ Pave the Riverside Drive intersection
▪ Complete landscaping and seeding

On Redwood Road from Lake View Terrace Road to Village Parkway:

▪ Install a power source for the Stillwater Drive and Ring Road traffic signals
▪ Apply the final layer of pavement
▪ Apply permanent striping
▪ Pave the multiuse trail
▪ Complete final utility work
▪ Install street signs
▪ Install street lighting
▪ Complete landscaping and seeding

What to Expect During Construction

▪ Noise, dust and vibration
▪ Night work as needed
▪ Lane shifts and closures
▪ Traffic delays
▪ Steel plates on the roadway
▪ Traffic stopped on Redwood Road
▪ Large construction trucks entering/exiting work zone
▪ Water spraying in work zone for dust control

Hours of Operation

Daytime Hours
Monday through Friday (weekends as needed)
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nighttime Hours
Night work will take place as needed
8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Construction activities and schedules are subject to change.

Contact Us

Hotline: 801-997-5682
Email: redwoodsaratoga@utah.gov
Website: udot.utah.gov/redwoodsaratoga

Update 7/11/19: 

Paving related to water line installation will occur on Pony Express Pkwy south of Eagle Mountain Blvd. from approximately 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 12, followed by paving at the roundabout at Eagle Mountain Blvd and Pony Express Pkwy from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday, July 13, paving will occur at three different points between Mid Valley Rd. and Bobby Wren Blvd. from approximately 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Additional paving work will take place the week of July 15. Areas scheduled to be paved are the north side of Pony Express between Hidden Valley Pkwy and Lone Tree Pkwy, the widened section on the east side of Pony Express from Mid Valley Rd. to Lake Mountain Rd., and the east side of Pony Express from Lake Mountain Rd. towards Lone Tree Pkwy.

Please drive carefully in these areas and watch for flaggers. 

 

Pony Express Parkway is being widened to two lanes each direction between Mid Valley Road and the area of South Ridge Rd (west of Ranches Pkwy). Water line installation is also occurring in overlapping areas of this project. Work hours are typically between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. The project is expected to be completed in August, barring any weather delays or other issues.

Please watch for lane shifts and flaggers and plan for extra drive time. We appreciate your patience as we make these necessary improvements.

Overall Traffic Plan Schedule – Pony Express Widening

(Please note the map link above was the original project plan/schedule and has since been adjusted to add the section between Lake Mountain Rd and Mid Valley Rd. Dates have been affected by weather.)

UPDATE 7/9 – Streets that were not able to be completed within one day have been rescheduled, specifically Porters Crossing (7/10) and Eagle Mountain Blvd at Major Street (7/12). Please see links below for revised map and key.

UPDATE 7/1 – The work scheduled for Bobby Wren Blvd, Russell Rd, and Ira Hodges Scenic Parkway on July 3 has been postponed until Friday, July 12. Please see revised map and schedule below.

UPDATE 6/24 – This work has been rescheduled due to weather affecting the contractor’s schedule on another project. Please see revised map and schedule below. No parking is allowed on these streets on date of work.

Eagle Mountain City’s streets department has scheduled a contractor for a micro surfacing treatment on several roads throughout the city from July 1 to July 11. No parking is allowed on these streets on scheduled work date. Dates are subject to change due to weather or contractor’s schedule. Updates will be provided as warranted.

On roads where there will be full closures, work will not commence prior to 8 a.m. For partial closures, work may commence by 7 a.m. Newly treated pavement will not be open until approximately 9 p.m. to allow sufficient time to set. Please make plans for alternate parking and routes prior to the scheduled work day. Residents whose homes are located on affected streets will also receive a door notice.

The micro surfacing treatment is a preventative measure used to extend the life of the asphalt.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the streets office at 801-789-6684 or 801-789-6677.

Schedule map as of 7-9-19

Map Key with Street Names – Updated 7-8-19

 

 

 

The following individuals are running to fill three of the five seats on the Eagle Mountain City Council:

Colby Curtis

Jeremy Bergener

Devyn Smith

Kaden Shumway

Carolyn Love

Jonathan Vail – withdrew

Rich Wood

Jared Gray

Ben Porter

Matt Downing

Councilman Ben Reaves and Councilwoman Stephanie Gricius are not seeking re-election.

Utah County will administer Vote by Mail for the 2019 municipal election. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 13. Following the primary election our Eagle Mountain City Council candidate list will be reduced to six candidates. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 5.

You should expect to receive your mail-in ballot from Utah County for the primary election around the end of July or beginning of August. For the general election, ballots will be mailed out by Utah County beginning October 15.

For questions regarding voter registration or address changes, please access the government website vote.utah.gov. It is possible to register at City Hall on Election Day. You will need proof of identification.

If you do not mail in your ballot, you may drop off your mail-in ballot at any time, up to and including Election Day, at the City Recorder’s office or at a secured drop off box, located outside City Hall.

Additional Election Information

Dates for legal discharge of fireworks for the 2019 summer holiday season are July 2-July 5 and July 22-July 25 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. (Note: On July 4 and 24 time of discharge is extended to 12:00 midnight). Please be aware, in many areas of Eagle Mountain City discharge of fireworks is prohibited. The only exception within restricted areas would be a professional display with a permit from UFA. Residents should visit our interactive map and enter an address to determine if your street is restricted. Restricted areas are highlighted in red.

Unified Fire Authority – Fireworks Info

During the allowed dates and times for legal discharge, Eagle Mountain City allows use of the asphalt parking areas at Smith Ranch Park and SilverLake Amphitheater for residents in restricted areas. Please dispose of fireworks properly and clean up any debris at these parks. Discharge of fireworks is not allowed at any other city parks.

These restrictions are in place as protection to the community from wildland fire danger. Eagle Mountain City asks for everyone’s help and cooperation with compliance.

For some newer areas of the city, restricted boundaries are not clear due to lack of detail available on map. We will post supplemental maps below as needed.

Sage Park Map

 

Questions about the restrictions:

Eagle Mountain City: 801-358-1175

Report hazardous use of fireworks:

Non-emergency Dispatch: 801-794-3970

Report Fire:

Call 911