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Construction has begun on the UTA Airport TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this six-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 dark red by the airport and ending with Reach 7 in light green on the east end of the project.
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 (800) 888-8854.
Reach Description: Reach 1 is the area that extends from Terminal One at the Salt Lake City International Airport on the side of North Temple Drive to the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course.
Upcoming Construction: Heavier construction is anticipated during Summer 2009.
Traffic Impacts: Access will be maintained throughout the construction project.
Reach Description: Reach 2 extends from the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course near the Salt Lake City International Airport along the fence line on North Temple Drive to 2400 West.
Upcoming Construction: Heavier construction is anticipated Fall 2009.
Traffic Impacts: Currently there are no traffic impacts.
Reach Description: Reach 3 extends from 2400 West along North Temple Drive to I-215. This is the reach where TRAX will move from the side of the road to the center of North Temple.
Current Construction: Currently utility work is taking place in the center of North Temple on either side of the I-215 overpass. West bound traffic west of 1-215 has been diverted to Old North Temple down to 2200 West for the next two weeks. Access to all businesses will be maintained and flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. Utility work is scheduled at the 2200 West and North Temple intersection for approximately two weeks beginning mid-April.
Upcoming Construction: Heavy construction will begin during Spring 2009.
Traffic Impacts: There are lane restrictions near the I-215 overpass on North Temple, but access is being maintained.
Reach Description: Reach 4 extends from I-215 to just past Redwood Road on North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include a station located at approximately 1950 West North Temple. Access to the many businesses and governmental organizations will be maintained.
Current Construction: Utility work extends just east of the I-215 overpass on North Temple. Heavier construction is not anticipated until later this fall.
· Preliminary utility work is scheduled for the Redwood Road and
North Temple intersection for approximately two weeks beginning the second week of April. More details will be provided. There will be lane restrictions, but traffic will be maintained at all times. Heavier construction is anticipated to begin Fall 2009.
Traffic Impacts: Currently there are no traffic impacts.
Reach Description: Reach 5 extends from Redwood Road to the Jordan River. TRAX will be center running and includes a station at 1500 West.
Access to the many businesses and office complexes will be maintained.
Upcoming Construction: Construction is anticipated to begin Autumn 2009.
Traffic Impacts: Currently there are not traffic impacts.
Reach Description: Reach 6 extends from the Jordan River to I-15 along North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include two stations located at approximately 1500 West and 1100 West. Access to the many businesses and the State Fairpark will be maintained.
Current Construction: Preliminary utility work is currently taking place at approximately 641 West North Temple. This work is scheduled for approximately two weeks.
After the utility work is completed at 641 West, preliminary work is expected to begin for approximately two weeks at 900 West. Heavy construction is anticipated during Spring 2010.
Traffic Impacts: There are lane restrictions on North Temple that extend from 800 West to just east of 600 West. Access is being maintained throughout this area. We appreciate the businesses and public’s patience during this work.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the Airport Line will connect with the current North/South TRAX Line at the Arena Station.
This reach extends from I-15 to 400 West along North Temple. Access to offices and the Gateway will be maintained throughout the construction project.
Current Construction: Crews in will be potholing for utilities throughout the next week.
Upcoming Construction: Heavy construction is anticipated to begin during Summer 2010.
Traffic Impacts: There are currently no traffic impacts.
Reach 6 – Access is being maintained to businesses near 800 West where preliminary utility work is taking place.
Reach 3 – Work continues on North Temple near I-215 as crews relocated a water line from the center to the side of the street.
Reach 7 – Crews continue
“potholing” or excavating utilities along North Temple to determine exact locations.
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 access may be temporarily limited.
Construction 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.
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Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.