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Jun 01, 2020

Mayor Dirk Burton responds to SLC protests

Yesterday morning my day started out early, working with neighborhood volunteers to help clean up a couple of the city’s smaller parks. As these residents made quick work of the job at hand, I took great pride in the community spirit demonstrated.

 

As you can imagine, my day ended quite differently. Though I stand with those who are outraged by the acts of racism that have taken place in our country and have chosen to peaceable protest, I was disheartened with the acts of criminal violence that took place in our State last night.

 

Yesterday afternoon, as protests turned to rioting, West Jordan Police Chief Ken Wallentine and I acted swiftly to offer Salt Lake City support in their time of need. Last night our officers served as backup, acting as rescue teams, for those suffering from acts of violence. I am grateful to them for heeding the call to assist their peers, the respectful manner they showcased in working with the public and their continued dedication to doing the right thing.

 

In addition to offering service to our neighbors in Salt Lake, we stepped up operations in our own city that will continue through the remainder of the weekend, to ensure a strong police presence should need arise.

I am appalled at how officers in other areas have acted out. Actions such as those have not, nor will they be, tolerated in the City of West Jordan. We are fortunate to have intelligent, well-trained officers in our city. I hope you will continue to join with me in support of their hard work and efforts.

 

Earlier this evening Chief Wallentine shared the following statement regarding the West Jordan Police Department. I stand by his words and hope you will take the time to read them.

-- Mayor Dirk Burton

To read a statement from WJPD Chief Ken Wallentine, click here.

To read a joint statement from the City of West Jordan and surrounding cities, who offered help to SLCPD over the weekend during the protests, click here.

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May 27, 2020

7800 S Construction Update

Crews will be on site Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 to complete collar work and installing curbs, traffic symbols, and crosswalks.

Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 crews will be on site striping on the east side of 4000 West, west side of the airport intersection, and the north side of the airport intersection.

Traffic control will be there helping to keep cars moving. Thank you for your patience!

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May 12, 2020

7800 S. Widening Project – milling, and asphalt placement scheduled – please plan alternate routes.

Beginning Thursday May 14, crews will start lowering manholes in preparation of milling on Saturday, May 16th. 

Milling grinds the asphalt down to prepare for final asphalt placement (think of it like scraping off the burnt layer of your toast before spreading the butter.) 

Areas being milled include: 

- 4000 W from 8000 S. to 7800 S.

- 7800 S. and 4000 W. intersection

- Intersection of 7800 S. and Airport Rd.

- Section of New Bingham Hwy. where the road transitions from Airport Rd. to 7800 S.

Asphalt placement is scheduled to begin Sunday, May 17. 

Drivers may encounter lane shifts, single-lane traffic in each direction, and flaggers. Crews ask that you please avoid the area.

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May 08, 2020

COVID-19 Forces Cancellation of ‘Western Stampede’ Events

(WEST JORDAN) – Like many other cities around the state, the City of West Jordan has made the difficult decision to cancel its long-standing and largest event of the year; the Western Stampede. 

 

“This was a difficult decision, the Western Stampede is not only an event that brings people within our city together, but brings in people from all over the state,” said West Jordan Mayor, Dirk Burton. “Because of its popularity, we recognize it will be difficult to comply with social distancing guidelines, put forth by the health department. Our residents’ health and safety are our top priority.”

 

Mayor Burton held off on making the decision as long as possible, in hopes that State and County public health guidelines would be further relaxed. However, contractual agreements required a decision now. 

 

“In addition to concerns regarding social distancing at such a popular event, Salt Lake County is not currently accepting applications for mass gatherings,” Burton said. “We don’t know if or when those applications will be taken this summer. It’s important that the city not expend funds on an event that may not take place.”

 

The city has seen success over the last couple of weeks with socially distant events, like a flag display in Veterans Memorial Park and Friday night family flix, viewed at home utilizing Netflix. Planning is underway for additional activities that will take place through the end of the year. 

 

“I’ve asked staff to start looking forward to next year’s Western Stampede. We’ve already made plans to ensure it will be more spectacular than ever before,” said Mayor Burton. 

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May 05, 2020

New Website Gives Resources to Families in Need, Families Who Want to Help

The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) has rolled out a new website allowing individuals to find an emergency food storage organization near them.

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May 01, 2020

Scheduled maintenance work will make roads more safe for vehicles and pedestrians

Starting Monday, May 4th through Friday, May 8th crews will be doing maintenance on street striping and cross walks at the following locations:

- 9000 South 1300 West

- New Bingham Hwy (Airport Rd. to 5600 West)

- 7000 South, Bangerter to Redwood Road.

All work will take place between 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

NO roads will be closed for this work, however drivers may encounter lane drops or lane shifts.

 

We ask that you please proceed cautiously through work zones and look out for workers. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Apr 30, 2020

Mask Up – Wearing a Mask is Protecting Eachother

Utah businesses have been given the ‘OK’ to reopen this week, but there are some critical health guidelines that have been put in place by the State and the County, that businesses must follow. 

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Apr 28, 2020

Changing Phases – Transitioning back to a “New Normal’

Utah will move from a high-risk phase to a moderate-risk phase starting this Friday, May 1. Governor Gary Herbert made the announcement today, sourcing the state’s ‘Utah Leads Together 2.0’ plan.

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Apr 28, 2020

UPDATE: ROAD CLOSURE EXTENDED

Due to unexpected utility conflicts - the storm drain work being done on 4000 W, 7800 S is being extended to Saturday, May 2. Please continue to avoid the area and use the detours listed here. 

Thank you for your patience!

Apr 28, 2020

How COVID-19 testing is being handled in West Jordan

It’s been months since COVID-19 was first declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Since then, the guidelines for how and where to get tested have dramatically changed. Now it’s much easier to get tested for the virus, in part, thanks to the number of tests the state of Utah has access to. 

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8000 S. Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
801-824-0029
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West Jordan Justice Center

8040 S Redwood Road

West Jordan, UT 84088

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West Jordan Fire Department

7602 Jordan Landing Blvd.

West Jordan, UT 84084

801-840-4000

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