Image via WikipediaUTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: October 9, 2009*
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*This schedule is subject to change due to weather, materials issues, or unanticipated utility conflicts.
The Mid-Jordan TRAX line is a 10.6 mile light rail line connecting the communities of Murray, Midvale, West Jordan and South Jordan with the existing Sandy/Salt Lake TRAX line. It runs from the existing TRAX line at 6400 South to approximately 7400 South, then turns west along the Bingham Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad. At 5600 West, the line turns south again and ends at the southern end of the Daybreak development. For construction purposes, the line has been segmented into five sections. The map below shows each section in a different color, beginning with Daybreak on the southwest end and ending with Cottonwood at the northeast end.
(This segment runs north through the Daybreak development to Old Bingham Highway at approximately 5600 West)
Crews are currently installing the station platforms and the overhead catenary (power) systems in the Daybreak area.
Old Bingham Area
(This segment runs parallel to the existing Union Pacific Railroad Bingham Branch line,
along the Old Bingham Highway from approximately 5600 West to the Bangerter Station, east of Bangerter Highway)
Curb and gutter work as well as paving continues at the Park and Ride station near 4800 West.
NEW Activity: Drainage work. Traffic Impacts: Old Bingham Highway will be closed at 9000 South to accommodate drainage work on 10/21-10/23 (Wednesday-Friday). 9000 South will remain open.
UPDATED Activity: Paving at 9000 South and the trackway located near Old Bingham Highway has been delayed due to inclement weather. Traffic Impacts: 9000 South will be subject to lane shifts through the week of 10/12 to accommodate paving opportunities. Additionally, Old Bingham Highway will be closed during paving.
UPDATED Activity: Roadway reconstruction near Old Bingham Highway (approximately 9400 South). Traffic Impacts: 4800 West will be subject to a lane shift near Old Bingham Highway through 10/10 (Saturday) to accommodate crews working in the shoulder.
UPDATED Activity: Bridge work over Bangerter Highway (approximately 8700 South). Traffic Impacts: Bangerter Highway will be subject to a one center lane closure in each direction 10/14- 10/16 (Wednesday-Friday).
Activity: Traffic signal foundation work. Traffic Impacts: Old Bingham Highway at 5200 West will be subject to a traffic shift through 10/2 (Friday) to accommodate crews working in the shoulder.
Activity: Bangerter bridge median restoration. Traffic Impacts: The median on Bangerter Highway near the bridge at approximately 8710 South remains closed through October to accommodate median restoration work.
Activity: Please be aware that flagging operations will be taking place intermittently through 2009 at 4800 West near Old Bingham Highway to accommodate construction vehicles. Please note that left turns are allowed from the through lane; please follow flagger’s instructions.
Activity: Please be aware that flagging operations will be taking place intermittently through 2009 at Wasatch Meadows Drive near Old Bingham Highway to accommodate construction vehicles. Please note that left turns are allowed from the through lane; please follow flagger’s instructions.
Activity: Please be aware that flagging operations will be taking place intermittently through 2009 at 5200 West and the railway to accommodate construction vehicles.
Activity: Utility work is currently ongoing. Traffic Impacts: Shoulder work with possible lane restrictions.
Sugar Factory Area
(This segment continues northeast along the UPRR Bingham Branch from approximately Bangerter
Highway to Gardner Village)
Crews are working in the next few weeks to finish the soundwall between the Utah/Salt Lake Canal and 2700 West.
NEW Activity: Waterline installation work along 2700 West near the trackway. Traffic Impacts: 2700 West will be closed at the trackway on 10/31-11/1 (Saturday-Sunday). Additionally, 2700 West is subject to periods of one lane restrictions with flagging operations through 10/23.
NEW Activity: Utility work. Traffic Impacts: Redwood Road at approximately 8000 South will be subject to two outside lane closures in each direction on 10/10-10/11 (Saturday-Sunday). One lane in each direction will be open in this area. Sidewalks will also be closed during this time for safety reasons. Please plan accordingly and use an alternate route.
UPDATED Activity: Shoulder work. Traffic Impacts: Jordan Valley Way near the tracks may be subject to lane shifts to accommodate crews working in the shoulder through 10/25 (Sunday). Please use caution when driving through the construction zone.
Activity: Please be aware that flagging operations will be taking place intermittently through 2009 at 2700 West near the tracks to accommodate construction vehicles; please follow flagger’s instructions.
Activity: Please be aware that flagging operations will be taking place intermittently through 2009 at 3200 West near the tracks to accommodate construction vehicles; please follow flagger’s instructions.
Gardner Village Area
(This segment continues along the UPRR Bingham Branch northeast from Gardner Village to 700 West)
Work on the bridge at 700 West continues through the month of October.
NEW Activity: Girder delivery on bridge over 700 West at approximately 7400 South. Traffic Impacts: 700 West will be closed at 9 pm on 9/21 (Wednesday) through 3 pm on 9/23 (Friday) to accommodate girder delivery.
NEW Activity: Bridge work. Traffic Impacts: Crews will be working on structures at the base of the bridge piers on 700 West and approximately 7400 South. Please be aware that the 700 West will be subject to lane shifts in this area through 10/31 (Saturday), except on 10/17-10/18 (Saturday-Sunday).
Activity: Rail crossing at east 9th Avenue (approximately 7100 South and 600 West). Traffic Impacts: Traffic on 9th Avenue will be subject to one lane with stop signs through 10/10 (Friday). Please use caution at this crossing.
UPDATED Activity: Girder delivery and pier base work on bridge over 7200 South at approximately 600 West. Traffic Impacts: 7200 South will be closed between the I-15 southbound off-ramp and 700 West from 10 pm to 7 am daily, 9/23-9/25 (Friday-Sunday). Additionally, the median will be closed 9/26-9/30 (Monday-Friday) to accommodate pier base work.
Activity: Construction on the Jordan River TRAX bridge. Traffic Impacts: The Jordan River Parkway Trail near approximately 7500 South will be intermittently detoured through October 2009. Please be aware that the detour does cross a live railway track and will be closed daily from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. when freight is actively running on the track.
Access to Gardner Village from the Jordan River Parkway Trail is closed until further notice.
In the Gardner Village section, several dates were incorrectly stated for the closures of 7200 South . Please see the correction below
UPDATED Activity: Girder delivery and pier base work on bridge over 7200 South at approximately 600 West. Traffic Impacts: 7200 South will be closed between the I-15 southbound off-ramp and 700 West from 10 pm to 7 am daily, 10/23-10/25 (Friday-Sunday). Additionally, the median will be closed 10/26-10/30 (Monday-Friday) to accommodate pier base work.
(This segment extends north from 700 West along the existing light rail alignment to its terminus at the 6400 South-
Fashion Place Station)
Crews are currently forming and pouring the concrete walls for the portal in the Cottonwood Area.
UPDATED Activity: Handrail installation. Traffic Impacts: Winchester Street will be subject to one-lane restrictions with flagging operations 10/20 (Tuesday) and 10/21 (Wednesday) for safety.
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 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.
If you are interested in learning more about the construction project, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 550-2211.
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