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 Constitution Boulevard (2700 South) from West Valley City Hall at 3600 South extending north to 3100 South. This area includes both large and small businesses, as well as many residents. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained throughout construction.
Current Construction: TRAX construction is taking place in conjunction with UTA’s bus rapid transit project on Market Street. Crews are currently working on the station platform in between West Valley City Hall and the Public Safety Building. Pedestrian access has been changed to accommodate paving for the Public Safety Building parking lot. To access the Public Safety Building and West Valley City Justice Courts, please go through the West Valley City Hall main lobby.
Crews continue to replace the storm drain from 3500 South to 3100 South on Constitution Boulevard for the next couple of weeks. Access will be maintained.
Upcoming Construction: Work is scheduled to take place in the intersection at 3500 South and Constitution Boulevard in April. More details will be provided as they become available.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic on 2700 West between 3100 South and 3500 South is operational on the west side of the road. Please be mindful of construction crews and obey posted speed limits.
Reach Description: Reach 2 is the area along 3100 South from Constitution Boulevard to Decker Lake Drive. The E Center and a few other businesses are located in this reach, as well as residents on either side of 3100 South. Access will be maintained throughout construction and we will work with the E Center to coordinate our efforts so you can continue to visit the great events they have to offer. When TRAX is completed along 3100 South, it will operate on the south side of the roadway.
Current Construction: Progress has been made on the TRAX bridge over
I-215 on the south side of 3100 South. Crews have now moved the crane from the west side to the east side of I-215.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic impacts along 3100 South are minor at this time as the majority of work is taking place on the side of the roadway.
Reach Description: Reach 3 is the area along Decker Lake Drive from 3100 South to Research Way (2770 South) and running east to Redwood Road. This area includes many commercial office buildings with thousands of employees. We will continually work to ensure access is maintained.
Current Construction: The west side of Decker Lake Drive is open.
Crews have started work on the storm drain on the east side of the road.
Upcoming Construction: Construction is anticipated to take place along Decker Lake Drive throughout the next several months.
Traffic Impacts: Access to businesses is being maintained. Please be mindful of workers and obey posted speed limits.
Reach Description: Reach 4 runs through the Chesterfield residential area along 2770 South and proceeds along the Decker Lake Canal and the Crosstowne Trail. We will work with residents to ensure a safe working environment that provides access to their properties throughout construction.
Current Construction: Crews have installed a permanent wall along both sides of the Crosstowne Trail in Chesterfield. Significant drainage and irrigation work has also been accomplished, along with foundation work for TRAX’s overhead wiring system. We would like to thank the residents for their patience during construction.
Upcoming Construction: As weather improves, crews will backfill the area along the new fence on each resident’s property.
· The Crosstowne Trail along 2770 South just east of Redwood
Road to the Brighton Canal is currently closed. Once TRAX construction is completed, the trail will open again.
Reach Description: Reach 5 will include construction along 1070 West in the Chesterfield industrial area. This reach will include one bridge structure over the Jordan River and another over 900 West.
Current Construction: The majority of construction is taking place on
1070 West just north of Parkway Avenue with third party utility work.
Currently there are lane restrictions as crews work on utilities and a retaining wall. Access is being maintained and we appreciate the businesses’ patience as work take place along 1070 West.
Pile driving for the new bridge structure at 900 West is currently underway.
Upcoming Construction: Construction is anticipated to take place for the next several months.
Traffic Impacts: As construction proceeds, there will be lane restrictions, although access will be maintained.
Reach Description: Reach 6 runs through the Union Pacific Railroad’s Roper Yard area. Although there are no businesses and residents, extensive coordination will take place with the Union Pacific Railroad to ensure that freight deliveries and other train travel is maintained.
Reach 6 includes plans for an extensive bridging system that will enable TRAX to operate over other train traffic.
Current Construction: Progress has been made on the overhead structure in roper yard. 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. Crews are now installing geofoam to form the basis of the bridge structure.
Construction is also proceeding just east of 900 West along the south side of SR 201.
Upcoming Construction: Coordination will continue with the Union Pacific Railroad to install utilities and bridge structures.
Traffic Impacts: Not applicable.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the West Valley Line will connect with the current North/South TRAX Line. Construction will take place along Andy Avenue in South Salt Lake. Crews will closely coordinate activities with businesses to ensure access is maintained.
Current Construction: Storm drain installation along Andy Avenue has been completed. We thank businesses for their support during this phase of construction.
Upcoming Construction: The next phase of construction will begin near Andy Avenue next spring. We will continue to work with businesses to maintain access and mitigate any issues that may arise.
Traffic Impacts: Access will be maintained during construction.
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 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 further 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.