Friday, July 03, 2009

West Valley TRAX Update

UTA TRAX and FrontRunner at Night 1Image via Wikipedia

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 W.) from West Valley City Hall at 3600 S. extending north to 3100 S. This area includes both large and small businesses, as well as many residents. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained throughout construction.

Current Construction:

· Progress continues on the station platform between West Valley City Hall and the Public Safety Building. Embedded track is scheduled to be installed beginning the first week of July.

· 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.

· Crews continue to do roadwork on Constitution Boulevard between 3100 S. and 3500 S., and have completed the 16” waterline work.

Upcoming Construction:

· Traffic is scheduled to switch to the east side of Constitution Boulevard on July 22nd.

· Crews will begin replacing current fencing along the west side of Constitution Boulevard with temporary fencing on July 22nd. We will meet with each resident bordering the west side of Constitution Boulevard early next week to talk about this process.

Traffic Impacts: Traffic on 2700 W. between 3100 S. and 3500 S. is operational on the west side of the road. There are also lane restrictions south of 3500 S.; 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 S. 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 S. Access will be maintained throughout construction 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 S., 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 bridge crossing I-215 south of 3100 S. Utility work also continues at the E Center.

Upcoming Construction:

· Nighttime construction is scheduled to take place on the TRAX bridge over I-215 on the south side of 3100 S. on July 6th. Work will begin at 7 p.m. and last until 5 a.m. Noise impacts are anticipated to be minimal during nighttime work activities. Residents are encouraged to call the 24-hour hotline number at (888) 800-8854 if there are questions or concerns.

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

Reach 3

Reach Description: Reach 3 is the area along Decker Lake Drive from 3100 S. to Research Way (2770 S.) 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 continue working with businesses to ensure access is maintained.

Current Construction: The west side of Decker Lake Drive is open and access is being maintained. 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: Foundations for the overhead wiring system are scheduled to be installed along Decker Lake Drive in approximately three weeks.

Traffic Impacts: There are lane restrictions on Decker Lake Drive; however, access is being maintained.

Reach 4

Reach Description: Reach 4 runs through the Chesterfield residential area along 2770 S. 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 are currently preparing the trackway and have placed ties and rail in various areas throughout the reach. Rail has been installed at the Lester Street crossing between Claybourne Avenue and Southgate Avenue.

Upcoming Construction: Paving is scheduled to take place today on Lester Street and the Crosstowne Trail. The trail will not re-open until construction is complete. We appreciate your patience as we work in this area.

Traffic Impacts:

· The Crosstowne Trail along 2770 S. 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 W. in the Chesterfield industrial area. This reach will include one bridge structure over the Jordan River and another over 900 W.

Current Construction: Crews are scheduled to continue installing retaining walls on the east side of 1070 W. until the first week of July. Storm drain work is also scheduled to continue until the first week of July. Work is 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 W. which should last until the end of the summer. 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 structures over the Roper Yard area near 2200 S. and 600 W. Crews are also excavating the TRAX guideway just south of SR 201 between the Jordan River and 900 W. Construction is also proceeding just east of 900 W. 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. Crews continue roadway construction at Andy Avenue and 400 W. This work is anticipated to be completed on July 18th. We thank businesses for their support during this phase of construction.

Upcoming Construction: Roadway work will continue on Andy Avenue for the next two weeks. Crews will then move to work on the waterway and slope protection under I-215.

Traffic Impacts: Bearcat at Andy Avenue is now permanently closed. Flaggers are on sight to direct traffic and access will be maintained during construction.

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 the 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 further questions not answered by this report or any 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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