Monday, March 09, 2009

Front Runner South Construction Update

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Greetings,



Construction is progressing on UTA’s FrontRunner South Provo to Salt Lake Commuter Rail line.

Below is the FrontRunner South construction update for March 9 – 15.

To learn more about the FrontRunner South project, click here .



Area 16 — Downtown Salt Lake City to 4500 South (Murray)



Construction Activity:

Crews will begin excavation and construction on a cut wall at 3900 South in South Salt Lake.



Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no traffic impacts in this area.



Salt Lake Central Station:

Station complete.





Area 15 — 4500 South (Murray) to 7800 South (Midvale)



Construction Activity:

Fiber optic work continues in the area with crews installing micro-fiber this week.



Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.



Murray-5300 South Station:

No station construction activities to report.





Area 14 — 7800 South (Midvale) to Bangerter Highway (Draper/Bluffdale)



Construction Activity:

Progress continues in Area 14 behind Salt Lake Community College’s campus at 9800 South as crews construct a bridge that flies over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. This is the area where FrontRunner will move from the east side to the west side of the tracks.



Construction is now complete on the bridge adjacent to the current Union Pacific Railroad bridge over 144th South.



Fiber optic work will take place throughout the area with crews installing micro-fiber and micro-duct.



Traffic Impacts:

The temporary traffic light at 144th South and the Union Pacific Bridge has been removed and replace with stop signs near their original locations at the bridge.



We thank motorists in this area for their patience and support during construction and ask that you continue to be cautious while driving on the one lane road under the bridges.



South Jordan/Sandy Station:

No station construction activities to report.





Area 13 — Bangerter Highway (Draper/Bluffdale) to Thanksgiving Point
(Lehi)



Construction Activity:

Crews continue to establish access in this area and prepare the site along the railroad corridor in Bluffdale and Lehi. Excavation and embankment work throughout the area will continue this week and crews will also be installing micro-fiber.



Crews will install a trash rack on the South Jordan Canal bridge, install and backfill a retaining wall on the East Jordan Canal bridge and install a temporary bridge over the Jordan River to support construction in the area.



Traffic Impacts:

There may be a partial lane closure along Garden Drive this week as crews work on reinforcing water pipe casings in the corridor. If there is a lane closure, flaggers will be in the area to direct traffic.



Draper/Bluffdale Station:

No station construction activities to report.







Area 12 — Thanksgiving Point (Lehi) to Main Street (American Fork)



Construction Activity:

Crews will strip the walls and deck and backfill the pedestrian tunnel that will run underneath the Union Pacific trackway at the Lehi Station.
They will also continue excavation and embankment work for the new Union Pacific Railroad Siding on the west side of the corridor near the Lehi station.



Traffic Impacts:

There may be a partial lane closure along Garden Drive this week as crews work on reinforcing water pipe casings in the corridor. If there is a lane closure, flaggers will be in the area to direct traffic.



Lehi Station:

No station construction activities to report.







Area 11 — Main Street (American Fork) to 800 South (Orem)



Construction Activity:

The American Fork River bridge substructure is now complete. Crews will install rip rap and clean up in the area this week.



Crews will also be installing micro-duct to prepare for fiber optic relocations.



Traffic Impacts:

There may be partial lane closures at 400 South and 800 South in Orem while crews pothole to confirm location of water lines. Flaggers will be directing traffic.



American Fork-Main St. Station:

No station construction activities to report.



Orem Station:

No station construction activities to report.





Area 10 — 800 South (Orem) to Center Street (Provo) Construction Activity:

Significant progress has been made in Area 10 along the Union Pacific Railroad corridor between University Parkway in Orem and West Center Street in Provo. Crews have prepared a path for FrontRunner by grading and clearing the right-of-way and relocating water lines.



Crews will continue fiber optic relocation work throughout the area this week.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be a partial lane closure in the middle of the week at Freedom Boulevard in Provo while crews pothole to confirm location of a gas line. Flaggers will be directing traffic.



Provo Station-University Ave. Station:

No station construction activities to report.





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