Saturday, June 06, 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 June 6 – 12.

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

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

Construction Activity:

There will be no construction activity in this area this week.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

Salt Lake Central Station:

Station complete.

Area 15 — 4500 South (Murray) to Wasatch Street/8000 South (Midvale)

Construction Activity:

Construction will continue this week on bridges over Center and Wasatch Streets in Midvale. These bridges will run parallel to existing Union Pacific Railroad main line bridges.

At Center Street (7800 South), crews will remove concrete slope protection and install temporary shoring on the bridge’s south abutment.

At Wasatch Street (8000 South), crews will finish driving H-pile and installing temporary shoring on the bridge’s north abutment. Wall construction on the bridge’s south abutment will continue.

Traffic Impacts:

Lane and sidewalk closures will take place in conjunction with Wasatch and Center Street bridge construction. Flaggers will be directing traffic at Wasatch Street and at Center Street eastbound traffic will be narrowed to one lane.

Murray Station:

No station construction activities to report.

Area 14 — Wasatch Street/8000 South (Midvale) to 14600 South (Bluffdale)

Construction Activity:

Progress continues behind Salt Lake Community College’s Sandy Center 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 will continue on a wall on the northeast side of the bridge, as will mass embankment work. Crews will continue working on two of the flyover bridge’s piers.

Crews will continue land grading between 11400 South and 12300 South in Draper.

Traffic Impacts:

Flaggers will be directing truck traffic on South Jordan Parkway at approximately 10400 South and at the 11400 South crossing.

At 14400 South, flaggers will be stationed on either side of the bridge to help direct truck traffic entering and exiting the railroad corridor on the east side of the bridge. We ask that drivers please be patient and courteous while using the one-lane road under the bridge and that they please obey instructions from the flaggers for safety reasons.

South Jordan Station:

Lightweight fill for the flyover walls is being stored at the site of the future South Jordan park and ride lot.

Draper/Bluffdale Station:

The location of this future station is to be determined.

Area 13 — 14600 South (Bluffdale) to Thanksgiving Point (Lehi)

Construction Activity:

Crews continue to establish access and prepare the site along the railroad corridor in Bluffdale and Lehi. Excavation and trackway embankment work will continue throughout the area.

Crews will continue mass excavation for the Jordan and Salt Lake Canal bridge and set box culvert sections near the bridge’s south end. Construction of a concrete channel for the South Jordan Canal also continues.

Construction on the Jordan River bridge’s north abutment will resume this week.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

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

Construction Activity:

Crews continue to construct track for the new Union Pacific Railroad siding (and future UTA main line #2) on the west side of the corridor near Thanksgiving Point.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

Lehi Station:

Underground utility work at the future Lehi park and ride site will begin this week.

Area 11 — Main Street (American Fork) to University Parkway (Orem)

Construction Activity:

Trackway embankment work continues in American Fork from 200 South to 7350 West at Main Street. Work also continues at the future Vineyard and Orem station sites.

Traffic Impacts:

Flaggers will be stationed at the American Fork park and ride lot on 7750 North to direct truck traffic entering the corridor and at Main Street and Millpond Road in Lehi to direct truck traffic leaving the corridor.

American Fork Station:

Earthwork will continue at the future American Fork park and ride site.

Vineyard Station:

Crews will form the platform footings for the future station site.

Orem Station:

Crews will continue extending sewer casings at future Orem park and ride site.

Area 10 — University Parkway (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. Drainage and irrigation installations are generally complete in this area.

Crews will be working on sub grade stabilization near Union Pacific’s Lakota Junction just south of University Parkway in Orem. Utility crews will be working along the right-of-way at 1680 North, Center Street and Freedom Boulevard.

Traffic Impacts:

Utility work will also take place at Freedom Boulevard where it crosses the corridor. Flaggers will be stationed in the area.

Provo Station:

No station construction activities to report.


Thanks again for your interest in the FrontRunner South project. If you have construction-related questions, please call
our 24-hour construction hotline at 1-888-800-8854. If you have specific questions about the FrontRunner South project, my contact information is listed below.

Regards,

Marc Bowman
UTA Community Involvement Specialist
www.rideuta.com
801.236.4784


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