Construction progress continues on the West Valley TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this five-mile project has been separated into seven construction “reaches,” or segments for management and planning purposes. The map below shows each construction reach in a different color, starting with Reach 1 in light green on the south end of the project and ending with Reach 7 in dark green on the north end.
Currently, construction is taking place in all reaches.
A description of what is happening in each area is listed below. If you need further construction information, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854.
Reach Description: Reach 1 is the area along
Current Construction: Preliminary construction continues as third party utility relocations take place on
Upcoming Construction: Third party utility relocations will continue to take place in this reach throughout the next couple of months.
Traffic Impacts: Current impacts to motorists should be minimal at this time; however, there will be minor lane restrictions as utility companies work along
Reach Description: Reach 2 is the area along 3100 South from
Current Construction: Some utility work is taking place along the south side of 3100 South just east of
Work is also taking place along the north side of 3100 South just west of Decker Lake Drive and along the north side of The E Center.
Construction is anticipated to intensify on the south side of 3100 South just east of
Work in this area will continue to take place along the sides of the road for the next several months.
Traffic Impacts: Current impacts to motorists should be minimal in this reach because the majority of work takes place along the sides of 3100 South.
Reach Description: Reach 3 is the area along
Current Construction: Crews have completed the sewer line on the west side of
Crews have also started to expose utilities along
Upcoming Construction: Construction is anticipated to take place along
Currently, traffic has switched to the west side of
Please be mindful of workers in this area and obey posted speed limits.
Reach Description: Reach 4 runs through the
Current Construction: The majority of construction taking place on the West Valley Line is currently taking place in this area. Construction in this reach is on the east side of
Crews have reinforced a box culvert that runs along the Crosstowne Trail and have backfilled the area with dirt. Significant work is also being accomplished on the foundations for the overhead wiring system that is necessary for TRAX to operate and on an underground duct bank as well.
Upcoming Construction: Crews will continue installing the foundations that hold the overhead wiring system for TRAX and will work with residents along the
· The Crosstowne Trail along 2770 South just east of
Reach Description: Reach 5 will include construction along 1070 West in the
Current Construction: Crews have started preliminary construction in this reach along 1070 West. They are currently “potholing” or exposing utilities in this area to determine their exact locations under the street.
Crews have created a corridor for TRAX that extends from Reach 4 to connect with 1070 West in this reach.
Upcoming Construction: Construction is anticipated to begin the first couple of weeks of October along 1070 West in
Traffic Impacts: Currently, any impacts to motorists should be minimal in this construction reach.
Reach Description: Reach 6 runs through the Union Pacific Railroad’s Roper Yard area. Although there are no businesses and residents in this reach, extensive coordination will take place with the Union Pacific Railroad to ensure that freight deliveries and other train travel will be maintained. Reach 6 will include an extensive bridging system that will enable TRAX to operate above ground, over other train traffic in this area.
Current Construction: Construction crews continue to install utilities in this reach.
Upcoming Construction: Coordination will continue with the Union Pacific Railroad to install utilities in this reach.
Traffic Impacts: Not applicable. This is a Union Pacific Railroad work area.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the West Valley Line will connect with the current North/South TRAX Line. Construction in this reach will take place along
Current Construction: Crews have removed the old track along
Upcoming Construction: The water line installation at
Traffic Impacts: Impacts to motorists should be minimal at this time.
Access during Construction
UTA is committed to maintaining 24-hour access to all of the businesses and residences along the construction corridor. We will coordinate with businesses in cases where temporary access might be required.
Construction on the project is permitted to take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Additionally, specific activities may require different working hours depending upon the conditions and will be coordinated with city officials.
If you are interested in learning more about the construction project, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854.
For More Information
Timely and helpful information is available to assist business and residential communities as well as commuters and stakeholders.
If you have questions not answered by this report or any comments regarding the project, please contact our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.
Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.