Friday, July 03, 2009

Front Runner South Construction Update

Front Runner in So CalImage by SP8254 via Flickr


Construction is progressing on UTA’s FrontRunner South Provo to Salt Lake Commuter Rail line.

Below is the FrontRunner South construction update for July 4 – 10.

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:

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 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 continue installing permanent pile on the north side of the bridge and also continue work on a storm drain relocation. At Center Street, crews will continue installing temporary shoring on the north abutment and begin wall construction. At Wasatch Street, crews will continue abutment wall construction and form and pour the south abutment of the bridge.

Traffic Impacts:

Lane and sidewalk closures will take place in conjunction with bridge construction at Center and Wasatch Streets. There will be a single lane closure at Wasatch Street and lane closures in each direction at Center Street. Flaggers will be at both bridges to direct traffic.

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 and crews will begin clearing and grubbing the corridor near the bridge. Crews will also continue work on the crash wall at the bridge.

Mass embankment work will take place 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.

At the 144th South bridge, crews will begin soil mixing at the south side wall. At the Jordan River bridge, crews will form and pour wing walls for one of the abutments and strip forms on the other. North of Clubhouse Lane in Lehi, crews will continue excavation and storm drain work.

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 near the site of the Lehi station with water line work taking place at Ashton Boulevard. Utility work will continue at 300 West in Lehi on Monday and all week at 500 West. Drainage work will take place on Thursday and Friday between 300 East and the American Fork Park and Ride lot. Also, crews will clear and grub the corridor between 500 West and 900 North in Lehi.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

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 American Fork, Vineyard and Orem Stations, see details below.

Sub grade stabilization will take place between 100 East and the American Fork River and utility work will continue near 800 South in Orem.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

American Fork Station:

Utility work will take place on Thursday and Friday at the Park and Ride lot.

Vineyard Station:

Crews will continue work on stem walls at the site of the future station.

Orem Station:

Crews will form and pour platform footings.

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 continue placing sub ballast between 900 West at 500 South and 650 West and will remove existing Union Pacific track from University Avenue to 600 West. Utility work will also take place just south of University Parkway in Orem.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic all week at 700 West and 900 West.

Provo Station:

No station construction activities to report.

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