Saturday, June 20, 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 20-26.

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

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

Construction Activity:

A utility crew will be potholing near 3500 South on Monday and at Vine Street on Tuesday through Thursday.

Traffic Impacts:

Flaggers will be stationed at Vine Street in Murray Tuesday through Thursday to assist potholing.

Salt Lake Central Station:

Station complete.

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

Construction Activity:

Work has begun on a bridge that will span the eastbound lanes of I-215 this week. Crews will continue installing temporary shoring on the south side and relocate an irrigation main in the area.

Construction will continue this week on bridges over Center (7800 South) and Wasatch (8000 South) Streets in Midvale. These bridges will run parallel to existing Union Pacific Railroad main line bridges.

Crews will continue installing temporary shoring on the north and south abutments of the Center Street bridge and also install H-pile on the south side.

At Wasatch Street, crews will continue abutment wall construction.

Traffic Impacts:

Lane and sidewalk closures will take place in conjunction with Center Streets bridge construction. Closures will alternate sides. Flaggers will be stationed at Center Street from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to help area schoolchildren navigate the sidewalk closures.

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 also install post tensioning on Pier #3 and strip forms from piers #3 and 5.

Crews will be continue to clear and grub the corridor between 10000 South and 10600 South and also work on stabilizing the grade.

Traffic Impacts:

Flaggers will be stationed at 9400 South in Sandy to direct truck traffic delivering lightweight fill to the site of the flyover bridge.

The outside northbound lane on South Jordan Gateway at approximately 10400 South will be closed as flaggers direct truck traffic moving lightweight fill.

At 14400 South in Bluffdale, 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 bridge construction 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 stabilization work will continue north of Clubhouse Lane in Lehi.

Crews will continue work on the Jordan and Salt Lake Canal bridge by backfilling a ramp, installing access hatches and restoring the slope near the bridge. At the South Jordan Canal concrete channel, crews will backfill the canal. And at the Jordan River bridge, crews will form and pour concrete footings for the south abutment and construct the north abutment seats.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

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

Construction Activity:

Utility work will take place at Center Street and 100 South in Lehi late in the week.

Traffic Impacts:

Flaggers will be stationed at Center Street in Lehi on Thursday and at 100 South in Lehi on Friday to assist utility workers.

Lehi Station:

No station construction activities to report.

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

Construction Activity:

Work continues at the sites of the future Vineyard and Orem Stations, see details below.

Utility work will take place near 800 South in Orem as crews extend water line casings, and relocate a hydrant and sewer manhole.

Traffic Impacts:

At 400 South in Orem there will be a lane shift on Tuesday and Wednesday as crews conduct utility work in the shoulder. Flaggers will be assisting workers.

Flaggers will be stationed on 800 South in Orem throughout the week to support utility work.

American Fork Station:

No station construction activities to report.

Vineyard Station:

Crews will form and pour stem walls and continue embankment work near the site of the future station.

Orem Station:

Embankment work will take place near the Orem Station platform.

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 begin placing sub ballast at Union Pacific’s Lakota Junction just south of University Parkway in Orem. Utility crews will be working in Provo along the right-of-way near 1680 North and between Freedom Boulevard and 600 West.

Traffic Impacts:

On Monday at 820 North in Provo there will be a single lane closure while crews conduct utility work.

Also in Provo, trucks will be entering and exiting the corridor at 200 North.

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.

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1 comment:

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