Friday, July 10, 2009

Front Runner South Construction Update

Front RunnerImage by Transit Nerds via Flickr

Greetings,



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

Below is the FrontRunner South construction update for July 11 – 17. To learn more about the FrontRunner South project, click here.



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



Construction Activity:

Utility potholing will take place between 2100 South and 4500 South.



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, storm drain relocation work will continue, and on the north side of the bridge crews will continue installing temporary shoring and permanent pile. At Center Street, crews will continue installing temporary shoring on the north abutment and continue wall construction. 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. 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.



Wall construction will continue on the northeast side of the bridge and crews will begin mass embankment work near the bridge. Crews will strip forms from piers #3 and #5 of the flyover bridge and will also continue work on a crash wall at the bridge.



Between 10000 South and 10600 South, crews will begin sub-grade stabilization.



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 Jordan River bridge, crews will form and pour a back wall for one of the abutments and form and pour a wing wall on the other abutment. Crews will continue mass excavation and storm drain work north of Clubhouse Lane in Lehi.



Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.



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



Construction Activity:

Irrigation line work will take place at 300 North 500 West in Lehi Monday through Wednesday.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be flaggers stationed at 900 North in Lehi to direct truck traffic and at 300 North 500 West to assist irrigation line work.



Lehi Station:

Crews will be working at the Lehi Station Park and Ride lot throughout the week to balance the grade.



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



Construction Activity:

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



Utility work will take place near the site of the future American Fork Station and north of University Parkway in Orem. Utility work will also continue near 800 South in Orem.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic at Millpond Road on Monday.



American Fork Station:

No station construction activities to report.



Vineyard Station:

Crews will continue work on stem walls at the site of the future station as well as install duct bank.



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.



Utility work continues south of University Parkway in Orem. Crews will conduct mass embankment work from the Provo River bridge to Center Street, balance the grade from Center Street to 900 West at 500 South and place sub ballast from 900 West at 500 South to 700 West at 600 South.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic all week in Provo at 2150 West just south of 2000 North and at 900 West.



Provo Station:

No station construction activities to report.

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1 comment:

jessica said...

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