Friday, January 08, 2010

Airport TRAX Line Construction Update

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Welcome!



Construction progress continues on the Airport TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this six-mile project has been separated into seven construction “reaches,” or segments, for management and planning purposes. The map below shows each construction reach in a different color, starting with Reach 1 in dark red by the airport and ending with Reach 7 in light green on the east end of the project.

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 that extends from Terminal One at the Salt Lake City International Airport on the side of the Airport Access Road to the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course.



Current Construction: Currently, TRAX construction is not taking place in Reach 1.



Upcoming Construction: Heavier construction is anticipated in this reach during Spring 2010.



Traffic Impacts:

Right lane restrictions along Bangerter Highway just north of the I-80 off-ramp entering the Airport are in place Monday – Friday and occasionally on Saturday.



Reach 2



Reach Description: Reach 2 extends from the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course near the Salt Lake City International Airport along Airport Access Road fence line to 2400 West.



Current Construction:

Power lines are being relocated throughout Reach 2.
Crews are preparing to begin pile driving activities at the south and north surplus canal.


Upcoming Construction:

Pile driving for the South Surplus Canal bridge foundations will begin on Jan. 11.
The Airport Trail shared-use tunnel at Wingpointe Golf Course will be closed for UTA TRAX construction from Jan. 25 – March 6. Crews will extend this tunnel to accommodate the Airport TRAX Line.

Reach 3



Reach Description: Reach 3 extends from 2400 West along North Temple to I-215. This is the reach where TRAX will move from the side of the road to the center of North Temple.



Current Construction: Crews are currently working on storm drains in Reach 3. Access will be maintained at all times.



Traffic Impacts: There are currently right lane restrictions between 2200 West and 2400 West throughout the day. As work progresses, there will be additional lane restrictions for both east and west bound traffic. Access will be maintained at all times.





Reach 4



Reach Description: Reach 4 extends from I-215 to just past Redwood Road on North Temple. TRAX will be center running in this reach and will include a station located at approximately 1950 West North Temple. Access to the many businesses and governmental organizations will be maintained.



Current Construction: Currently, TRAX construction is not taking place in Reach 4.



Upcoming Construction: Crews will be working their way from Reach 3 and are expected to be in Reach 4 in mid-March.



Traffic Impacts: Currently, there are no traffic impacts in Reach 3. Current westbound traffic impacts between Redwood and I-215 are not related to TRAX construction.



Reach 5



Reach Description: Reach 5 extends from just east of Redwood Road on North Temple to the Jordan River. TRAX will be center running in this reach and includes a station at 1500 West North Temple. Access to the many businesses and office complexes will be maintained.



Current Construction:

Progress continues on the Jordan River Bridge. Crews are constructing the bridge one half at a time to maintain one lane of traffic in both directions. This work is expected to take place for approximately 8 months.


Traffic Impacts:

Traffic management will be in place for approximately 8 months near the Jordan River Bridge. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction in this area.
Traffic is scheduled to flip to the north side of North Temple over the Jordan River Bridge in February/March of this year.



Reach 6



Reach Description: Reach 6 extends from the Jordan River to I-15 along North Temple. TRAX will be center running in this reach and will include two stations located at approximately 1100 West and 800 West North Temple. Access to the many businesses and the State Fairpark will be maintained.



Current Construction: Traffic management does extend into Reach 6 due to work taking place on the Jordan River Bridge. However, access is being maintained throughout this area.



Upcoming Construction: The majority of heavier construction is anticipated for this reach during Spring 2010.



Traffic Impacts: Traffic management will be in place for approximately 8 months near the Jordan River Bridge. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction in this area.



Reach 7



Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the Airport Line will connect with the current North/South TRAX Line at the Arena Station. This reach extends from I-15 to 400 West along North Temple and turns south on 400 West proceeding to South Temple. Access to offices and the Gateway will be maintained throughout the construction project.



Current Construction: Currently, TRAX construction is not taking place in Reach 7.



Upcoming Construction:

Utility work will begin along 400 West in February 2010. Crews will begin to locate or “pothole” utilities along 400 West on January 11.
Construction is anticipated to begin on the North Temple viaduct between 300 West and 600 West during spring 2010 and last until fall 2011.
We will meet with businesses in this area and post more information as we get closer to doing this work.


Traffic Impacts: Currently, there are no traffic impacts in Reach 7.

There will be various lane restrictions along 400 West beginning Jan. 11.


General Information



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 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 questions or comments regarding the project, please contact our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854 or e-mail tcamp@rideuta.com. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.








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