Sunday, October 04, 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 October 3 – 9. 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 to report.

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:

Work continues on the bridges over eastbound and westbound I-215 and is nearing completion on the bridges over Center Street (7800 South) and Wasatch Street (8000 South) in Midvale.

At the westbound I-215 bridge crews will be forming, tying rebar and pouring concrete for a pier footing, and at the eastbound I-215 bridge crews will continue installing slope paving. At Center Street crews will finish installing handrails on the bridge and repair the sidewalk under the bridge, and at Wasatch Street crews will place a power pole.

Traffic Impacts:

On Wednesday and Thursday at Center Street the southern eastbound lane will be closed due to truck traffic in the area. Flaggers will be directing 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.

Work on the walls at the flyover bridge continues this week as does work at the box culvert at Willow Creek, north of 123rd South in Draper, where crews will continue installing corrugated metal pipe. From 123rd South to Bangerter Highway, crews will clear and grub the corridor, begin embankment work and hydro seed the slope.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers directing traffic at 10000 South in South Jordan and on the west side of the 144th South bridge in Draper.

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:

South of 146th South in Bluffdale, crews are removing material from and near the corridor and transporting it to other areas in the corridor. Work will also continue on a post and panel wall north of Clubhouse Lane and on the soil nail slope for a wall at Clubhouse Lane.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

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

Construction Activity:

Crews will be hydro seeding a cut slope between Clubhouse Lane and 2100 North. At the 2100 North bridge in Lehi, crews will continue installing temporary shoring and begin forming and tying the south abutment. And at Dry Creek, near the Lehi Rodeo Grounds, crews will construct the box culvert, pour concrete for the culvert’s closure and continue power relocation.

Traffic Impacts:

There continues to be truck traffic with flaggers near 500 West and 300 North in Lehi.

Lehi Station:

Crews continue landscaping, sign installation and road striping at the Lehi Station Park and Ride Lot this week.

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

Construction Activity:

In American Fork crews will continue water line relocation and a casing extension at 200 South.

In Vineyard, between 6400 North and 5200 North, crews continue mass embankment work, rip rap installation at Lindon Hollow and plowing, trenching and boring for duct bank installation. From 5200 North to 400 North, crews will continue sub grade prep, chain link fence installation and sub ballast placement. And between 400 North and Geneva Road, crews will begin sub grade prep, install cross drains, place sub ballast and continue installing reinforced concrete pipe.

Traffic Impacts:

Utility work will take place near the American Fork Park and Ride Lot and at 200 South all week; there will be lane drops with flaggers directing traffic.

Utility work will also take place on Monday at 1100 South on the southwest side of the tracks and there will be truck traffic with flaggers at 1500 South/ 6400 North in American Fork.

American Fork Station:

Crews will continue storm drain and electrical conduit work and landscaping at the American Fork Park and Ride Lot as well as clear and grub the sub grade.

Vineyard Station:

No station construction activities to report.

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, and main line earthwork has been finalized from University Parkway to 2000 South in Orem and from the Provo River bridge to 500 West in Provo.

Crews will construct track between University Parkway in Orem and 2800 West in Provo, and distribute ties between 1680 North and I-15 in Provo. At the Provo River bridge, crews will install H-pile for one of the abutments.

Crossing work continues in Provo with crews finishing up landscaping at the 700 West crossing and beginning safety enhancements at Freedom Boulevard. Work at Freedom Boulevard will include signal and track work, the installation of concrete medians and signs, road striping and curb and sidewalk replacement.

Traffic Impacts:

There will also be lane drops as needed while crews finish landscaping work at 700 West and the crossing will be closed at Freedom Boulevard to accommodate crossing upgrade work.

Provo Station:

Crews will continue work on the stem wall at the Provo Station.

Thanks again for your interest in the FrontRunner South project. If you have construction-related questions, please call our 24-hour construction hotline at 1-888-800-8854. If you have specific questions about the FrontRunner South project, my contact information is listed below. To unsubscribe from this list, please send a reply message indicating you wish to unsubscribe.


Marc Bowman
UTA Community Involvement Specialist

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