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: In conjunction with construction on the bus rapid transit project on
Upcoming Construction: Construction is scheduled to begin on 2700 West from 3500 South to 3100 South in December. This work will mainly include utility relocations and will proceed along the side of the roadway. Impacts to motorists should be minimal. As we get closer to construction, we will meet with all residents in this area to discuss how to minimize impacts.
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Traffic Impacts: Current impacts to motorists should be minimal; 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: Construction has begun on the TRAX bridge over I-215 on the south side of 3100 South. The foundation work for this structure includes driving steel pile into the ground using a machine that may generate significant noise and vibration. To help alleviate impacts, pile driving activities will take place over the next few weeks and will be limited to the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Upcoming Construction: Construction will continue on the TRAX bridge over I-215 for the next several months. Utility work will also begin on 3100 South near The E Center and
Traffic Impacts: There will be some lane restrictions on I-215 as crews progress with bridge construction. We will work with the partnering agencies to notify travelling motorists about possible lane restrictions.
Reach Description: Reach 3 is the area along
Current Construction: Crews are currently working on a storm drain on the east side of
Upcoming Construction: Construction is anticipated to take place along
Traffic Impacts: Access to businesses is being maintained. Traffic is anticipated to switch again from 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 on the West Valley Line has taken place in this reach on the east side of
Upcoming Construction: Sound wall installation in the
· The Crosstowne Trail along 2770 South just east of
Reach Description: Reach 5 will include construction along 1070 West in the
Current Construction: The majority of construction is taking place on 1070 West just north of Parkway Avenue, involving mainly third party utility work. There will be some lane restrictions implemented at this time. A joint trench for utilities and sewer line work is also taking place along 1070 West, in addition to pile driving for a retaining wall.
Traffic Impacts: As construction proceeds, there will be some lane restrictions, although we will maintain access in this area at all times.
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.
Current Construction: Crews have installed steel piles 120’ into the ground to form the main foundations for the aerial bridge that will carry TRAX over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. These steel piles are welded together and then pounded into the earth until they reach bedrock and form the bases of the bridge structure. Crews have started to prepare a base course for TRAX.
Upcoming Construction: Coordination will continue with the Union Pacific Railroad to install utilities and bridge structures.
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: Storm drain installation along
Upcoming Construction: The next phase of construction will begin near
Traffic Impacts: Access will be maintained at all times during construction in this area
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. In addition, 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 businesses and residential communities as well as commuters and stakeholders.
If you have further questions not answered by this report or any comments regarding the project, please contact 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.