Recent storms have taken a toll on some of Eagle Mountain’s dirt and gravel roads — including unpaved portions of Lake Mountain Road.
If motorists have traveled this area, it’s likely some damage, such as potholes, has been observed.
Eagle Mountain City’s Streets Department is aware of these issues, and crews are currently attempting to remedy the situation between winter storms.
Sustained rain and snowfall have made it difficult to make repairs to Lake Mountain Road. The City’s Streets department is asking for patience from residents while work is ongoing to remove standing water, grade in certain areas and repair potholes.
Zac Hilton, Eagle Mountain Streets Department manager, says the City is waiting for conditions to change.
“The repairs will take place as soon as weather allows,” says Hilton.
Not only has recent weather impacted maintenance to Lake Mountain Road, but the moisture has also delayed re-painting efforts on certain sections of Eagle Mountain Boulevard. That work has been rescheduled to next week.
Flooding was also reported in the roadway following heavy rains this week.
Eagle Mountain City Storm Water Supervisor Larry Diamond says that is something the City wants to respond to right away.
“Flooding should be reported, as well as calls for sandbags, which the City has on hand to mitigate or prevent flooding, on our Eagle Mountain City Emergency Hotline (801) 789-5959, option 4,” says Diamond.
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the City’s Streets Department was able to perform some grading on Lake Mountain Road. Crews are hoping to make further restoration progress this week to coincide with a break in the precipitation.
For some time, residents who live along, or frequently use, Lake Mountain Road have indicated their interest in learning when the road will be fully paved.
Eagle Mountain City does not currently have plans for improvements to Lake Mountain Road in its Transportation Master Plan.
The City recognizes that many factors, including new development, discussions with the Unified Fire Authority and communication with residents, will be weighed in future considerations for improvements.
Given the complexity of land ownership between Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and private individuals and entities, the City anticipates those considerations will require significant time and planning before any action is taken.
Funding of further improvements to the roadway has also proven difficult without the application of impact fees to fund construction.
Meanwhile, Eagle Mountain City is making every effort to keep up with the impact of recent winter storms on local roadways.
The City encourages residents to report potholes and similar road issues on the brand-new Resident Portal.