Monday, June 29, 2009

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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 27 – July 3.

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



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



Construction Activity:

There are no construction activities planned for this area this week.



Traffic Impacts:

On Monday, crews will be working on the Union Pacific signal at 4500 South.



Salt Lake Central Station:

Station complete.



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



Construction Activity:

Construction continues on bridges over eastbound I-215 and Center (7800 South) and Wasatch (8000) Streets in Midvale. These bridges will run parallel to existing Union Pacific Railroad main line bridges.



At I-215, crews will be installing temporary shoring and permanent pile on the north side of the bridge and relocating a storm drain. At Center Street, crews will continue installing temporary shoring on the north abutment and begin excavation on the north side, and at Wasatch Street, crews will continue abutment wall construction.



Traffic Impacts:

Lane and sidewalk closures will take place in conjunction with bridge construction at Center and Wasatch Streets. 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 and at Wasatch Street there will be a lane closure.



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 Miller 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 continue stripping forms from piers #3 and 5 and work will begin on a crash wall at the bridge.



Crews will also continue sub grade stabilization between 10000 South and 10600 South.



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.



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.



North of Clubhouse Lane in Lehi, crews will continue excavation and work on a storm drain. At the Jordan River bridge, crews will form and pour a back wall and a wing wall.



Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.



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



Construction Activity:

This week crews will continue work at the Lehi Park and Ride lot by balancing the grade. Also, utility work will take place at 300 West in Lehi Monday through Wednesday.



Traffic Impacts:

Flaggers will be stationed at 300 West in Lehi Monday through Wednesday to assist utility workers. Utility crews will also be potholing in multiple locations throughout Lehi this week.



Lehi Station:

No station construction activities to report.



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



Construction Activity:

Work continues at the site of the future Vineyard Station, see details below.



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



Traffic Impacts:

Flaggers will be stationed on 800 South in Orem Monday through Wednesday to support utility work.



American Fork Station:

No station construction activities to report.



Vineyard Station:

Crews will continue work on stem walls and also install duct bank for power at the site of the future station.



Orem Station:

No station construction activities to report.



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.



Mass embankment work will take place between the Provo River Bridge and Center Street and crews will be balancing the grade between Center Street and 900 West at 500 South. Also, crews will begin placing sub ballast between 900 West at 500 South and 650 West.



Traffic Impacts:

At 200 North in Provo trucks will be entering and exiting the corridor on Monday.



At 700 West and 900 West there will be truck traffic Tuesday through Thursday, and there is the possibility that crews will begin crossing work this week.



At 200 West and Freedom Boulevard crews will be working on the Union Pacific signal on Thursday. The gates will not be functioning so there will be flaggers directing traffic.



Provo Station:

No station construction activities to report.

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1 comment:

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