Sunday, June 14, 2009

West Valley TRAX Update

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Construction progress continues on the West Valley TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this five-mile project has been separated into seven construction “reaches,” or segments. 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.

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 1

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.

Current Construction:

· Crews continue work on the station platform in between West Valley City Hall and the Public Safety Building and are welding the rail.

· Roadway work continues on Market and Lehman Streets.

· Third party utility work continues along both sides of Constitution Boulevard, and curb and gutter work is taking place in front of Valley Fair Mall.

· Construction on the West Valley Library parking lot continues and is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday, June 17th.

Upcoming Construction:

Crews continue to pour curb and gutter on Constitution Boulevard between 3100 South and 3500 South. Traffic will be switched to the east side of Constitution Boulevard during the first week of July.
· The entrance to Constitution Boulevard at 3360 South will close for one week beginning June 15th. During this temporary closure, residents in the neighborhood east of Constitution Boulevard will be required to use Maple Way at 3100 South.

· Crews will begin replacing current fencing along the west side of Constitution Boulevard with temporary fencing the first week of July. We will meet with each resident with backyards bordering the west side of Constitution Boulevard early next week to talk about this process.

Traffic Impacts: Traffic on 2700 West between 3100 South and 3500 South is operational on the west side of the road. There are also lane restrictions south of 3500 South; however, access is maintained at all times. Please be mindful of construction crews and obey posted speed limits.

Reach 2

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 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: Crews continue to build the TRAX bridge approach between Maple Way and I-215. Work also continues on the actual bridge crossing I-215 south of 3100 South, along with utility work at the E Center.

Upcoming Construction:

· Night work is currently taking place on the TRAX bridge over I-215. Noise impacts are anticipated to be minimal during this section of work and crews prepare to pour the concrete deck on the TRAX bridge.

Traffic Impacts: Currently there are lane restrictions on 3100 South; however, access is being maintained.

Reach 3

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 who access this area on a daily basis. We will continually work with businesses 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. Preliminary utility work has also begun on Research Way near Redwood Road.

Upcoming Construction: Foundation work for the overhead wiring system is scheduled to begin along Decker Lake Drive for mid-June.

Traffic Impacts: There are minor lane restrictions; however, access is being maintained.

Reach 4

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.

Current Construction: Significant work has been accomplished in the Chesterfield area. Crews have installed a permanent wall along both sides of the Crosstowne Trail, are preparing the trackway and working on the traction power substation.

Upcoming Construction: Rail installation and track construction is scheduled for mid-June.

Traffic Impacts:

· 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 5

Reach Description: Reach 5 includes 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: Crews are currently installing a storm drain and retaining walls on the east side of 1070 West. Work is also being completed on the Jordan River TRAX bridge. Access is being maintained and we appreciate the businesses’ patience.

Upcoming Construction: After utility work is complete, crews will begin working on the roadway on the west side of 1070 West, which should last until the end of the summer. Once the west side of the roadway is complete, crews will then begin work on the east side of the roadway.

Traffic Impacts: As construction proceeds, there will be lane restrictions, although access will be maintained.

Reach 6

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: Significant progress continues on the TRAX bridge structure over the Roper Yard area near 2200 South and 600 West. 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 7

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.

Upcoming Construction: Construction will begin at Andy Avenue and 400 West on June 27th. Crews will begin roadway excavation at this time. We will work with businesses to maintain access and mitigate any issues that may arise.

Traffic Impacts: Access will be maintained during construction.

General Information

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 Hours

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 conditions and will be coordinated with city officials.

Construction Tours

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 questions or comments regarding the project, please contact our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854 or e-mail You can also visit UTA’s Web site at

Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.

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