Traffic on Spring Run Parkway will be affected by road and utility construction in the area. Roadwork will begin June 10 and last through June 28 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. every day. Plans call for removing the island and making a turn lane. In addition, utilities installation to the future Walmart site is planned. Traffic control will be in place while work is ongoing.   

Maintaining wildfire prevention and safety efforts will continue during Independence Day and Pioneer Day in Eagle Mountain.

Eagle Mountain City Council approved a new Fireworks Restrictions Map for 2024 earlier this year. The map identifies specific areas where fireworks are prohibited to enhance public safety and prevent wildfires.

The online map tool, provided by the Unified Fire Authority, displays restricted areas in red within Salt Lake County and Eagle Mountain in Utah County. Residents can easily check if their address falls within these restricted zones by entering it into the map’s search function.

Fireworks restrictions are determined by each municipality. For Eagle Mountain, these measures are crucial to mitigate fire risks in dry and high-risk areas. Residents with questions about local restrictions should contact the Unified Fire Authority for clarification.

To report non-emergency illegal fireworks use, residents should call the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Eagle Mountain division.

A new, 4-million-gallon tank is currently under construction as part of the Firefly community currently under development just south of the White Hills Subdivision.

This new tank is 42 feet higher than the existing tank and will provide almost 20 PSI of additional pressure in White Hills. This tank will be fed by the White Hills Wells, one of which will also be improved by the developer DAI. Residents of the area should immediately notice improved water pressure once the water tank is fully operational.

The water flow from the White Hills Wells will be about 4,200 gallons per minute, this will provide plenty of water to Tyson, White Hills and Firefly. The full buildout, 20-year projection is about 5,700 GPM. Just the two wells have enough water to accommodate growth in the area for at least the next 15 years.

To help accelerate this project, the contractor performing the tank construction will be conducting work in the overnight hours to pour concrete on Tuesday, June 4.

Eagle Mountain City’s ultimate summer celebration begins today.

Promising more than a week of family fun, thrilling events and unforgettable memories, Pony Express days will run from May 29- June 8.

“Family Fun Night is one of my favorite events of the year,” says Dawn Hancock, events manager with Eagle Mountain City. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see families coming together, enjoying each other’s company, and participating in a fun, free community gathering. The sense of togetherness and joy it brings to our community is truly special, making it an event I look forward to every year.”

The festivities commence on Wednesday, May 29, with Family Fun Night at Nolen Park from 4 to 8 p.m. Attendees can look forward to a mix of informational vendors, food trucks, a touch-a-truck experience, inflatables and plenty of fun-filled moments.

On Thursday, May 30, the excitement shifts to Wride Memorial Park for Buddy Night at the Carnival.

From 4 to 10 p.m., enjoy boutique vendors, more food trucks and performances by local talent. Be sure to take advantage of the exclusive Buddy Night ticket pricing available onsite from 4 to 7 p.m.

The fun continues on Friday, May 31, with another full day of carnival attractions at Wride Memorial Park.

“I am ready to sit back and enjoy some classic ’70s and ’80s rock with Heartly Road on Friday night,” says Hancock. “This year, I am especially looking forward to the new fireworks show, synchronized to music. I hope everyone joins us at the park with their loved ones to enjoy the spectacular display. If you haven’t yet experienced the derby, I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.”

The park will be buzzing with activity from Noon to 11 p.m., featuring boutique vendors, delicious food trucks, and a must-see Concert in the Park.

Saturday, June 1, promises a day packed with highlights. The Grand Parade kicks off at 10 a.m., followed by a day of carnival rides, vendor booths, and local performances.

The evening will ramp up the excitement with the adrenaline-pumping Demolition Derby at Pony Express Memorial Park Arena, capped off with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

From June 6 -8, the PRCA Rodeo takes center stage at Pony Express Memorial Park Arena. Starting at 7 p.m. each night, rodeo fans can expect thrilling rides and topnotch performances.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of Pony Express Days 2024. Tickets for the Demolition Derby and the PRCA Rodeo are available now at PonyExpressEvents.com. Mark your calendars, bring your family and friends, and join the community for an unforgettable celebration.

The Lehi Peck quarry will conduct blasting operations on May 29 between 3-5 p.m. Nearby residents may hear loud noises during this period. Additionally, traffic on SR-73 could experience delays as measures are taken to ensure safety around the blast schedule. Authorities advise drivers to plan accordingly and residents to remain aware of the potential disturbances. The quarry management assures that all necessary precautions are in place to minimize the impact on the community.

A lane closure will be in effect on Eagle Mountain Boulevard near the site of the new Mountain America Credit Union to do work on the water main. Work is slated to begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 23 and is anticipated to conclude around Noon. Traffic is encouraged to slow down in the area while work is ongoing.

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Eagle Mountain is excited to announce the opening of the City’s splash pads, providing fun for families and children in the community.

The splash pads will officially open on Saturday and are located at Wride Memorial Park and Nolen Park.

The Wride Memorial Park Splash Pad, situated at 5806 N. Pony Express Pkwy, features a state-of-the-art water recycling system. Operating daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the splash pad is designed with public health and safety as a top priority.

The system will shut down for 10 minutes every two hours to regulate water conditions and ensure proper maintenance. Eagle Mountain City advises visitors to follow all posted rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Nolen Park Splash Pad, located at 7862 N. Tinamous Road, will also be open for the 2024 season starting this weekend. This splash pad operates on the same schedule, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and features an activation sensor in the northeast corner that can be tapped with a foot to start the water flow. To maintain a safe environment, pets, bikes, and scooters are prohibited on the pad.

Both splash pads offer a refreshing spot for Eagle Mountain residents as the summer season kicks off. The City encourages families to take advantage of these new amenities while enjoying a safe and fun-filled holiday weekend.

The splash pads will close Labor Day weekend.

Eagle Mountain City is excited to share this announcement from the Utah Department of Transportation. bit.ly/44WTXm4

These new projects represent the state’s biggest transportation investment in Utah County since the I-15 CORE project wrapped in 2012.

In a significant development for Eagle Mountain, the Federal Coordinating Committee (FCC) has bestowed federal recognition upon the Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape, which includes the Eagle Mountain Wildlife Corridor.

The committee is formed through a joint effort of the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Forest Service, the Department of Defense and the Department of the Interior.

This recognition marks a pivotal moment for the City’s wildlife conservation and planning efforts.

“This was a huge collaborative effort with state wildlife agencies, federal and state land management agencies, other cities and wildlife conservation organizations,” says Todd Black, wildlife biologist.

The inclusion of the Eagle Mountain Wildlife Corridor in the GSLSL underscores the importance of safeguarding critical mule deer migratory paths and ensuring continuous wildlife connectivity in the planning of the community and surrounding communities.

The timing of this recognition aligns closely with ongoing grant applications. The America the Beautiful Challenge, which specifically addresses Federal Sentinel Landscapes, presents an opportunity to highlight the GSLSL within grant proposals. Doing so is expected to bolster Eagle Mountain’s chances of securing funding for conservation projects aimed at preserving the wildlife corridor.

“This is a big deal for Eagle Mountain City,” says Black. “It will be a big help for us in working to implement significant conservation measures in the city like open space preservation and wildlife corridors.”

The federal recognition comes on the heels of collaborative efforts among various partners involved in the proposal development. The FCC’s acceptance of the proposal was accompanied by praise for its organizational structure, attainable goals, and well-formulated boundaries.

Acknowledging the collective effort of all partners involved, city officials expressed gratitude for the support and expertise contributed toward achieving this milestone.

The designation of the Eagle Mountain Wildlife Corridor within the GSLSL is a significant achievement, laying the groundwork for future conservation endeavors in the community.

This Federal recognition not only acknowledges the importance of preserving wildlife corridors but also signifies a promising future for conservation efforts in Eagle Mountain.