Friday, January 08, 2010

Front Runner South Construction Update

UTA FrontRunner with Comet IImage by boltzr 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 January 9 – 15. To learn more about the FrontRunner South project, click here.



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



Construction Activity:

Crews will continue storm drainage work between Millcreek and 3300 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:

Crews will finish driving H-pile on the northern side of the bridge over I-215 westbound and install shoring for the center pier. Crews will also be installing shoring at 7200 South and balancing the sub grade between Center Street and Wasatch Street.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers at 5900 South in Murray on Monday until noon and again all day on Wednesday.



Murray Station:

At the Murray Station site crews will install electrical duct bank for the platform.



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.



Crews will be balancing the sub grade between Wasatch Street and 9000 South, continuing construction on the flyover bridge south approach wall, north abutment and bridge deck, and placing geo foam at the Corner Canyon box culvert in Draper.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers at 10000 South in Sandy this week.



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 Future Station:

Excavation for the station platform will begin this week.



Area 13 — 14600 South (Bluffdale) to Thanksgiving Point (Lehi)



Construction Activity:

Now that the irrigation season is finished, crews will conduct significant canal improvement and relocation work in the Jordan Narrows.



Box culvert work will take place at 146th South and at the Jordan and Salt Lake Canal. Crews will begin constructing the culvert at 146th South and clay line the headwall of the Jordan and Salt Lake Canal box culvert. At the northern Jordan River bridge, crews will continue work on the southern abutment footing. And at the South Jordan Canal, crews will continue work on the headwall and concrete channel. Crews will also begin constructing a wall at this canal.



Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.



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



Construction Activity:

The 2100 North bridge in Lehi will consist of two abutments on each end of the bridge and five center piers with the piers being numbered 1 through 5, for this publication, starting at the southern end of the bridge. Crews will be working on the fascia for pier #1 and shoring and excavating for piers 2 and 3. Crews will continue work on the wing walls at the north abutment.



Between 1500 North and 1220 North, crews will installing permanent fencing, clear and grub the corridor and construct an earth ditch. Utility work will take place between 900 North and 500 West.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be a single lane drop on Garden Drive on the west side of the road for storm drain work beginning on Wednesday and lasting approximately 2 ½ weeks. There will be flaggers in the area and traffic signage. The west side of the road will reopen in the evenings at 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.



There will also be truck traffic with flaggers on 1220 North in Lehi all week.



Lehi Station:

Part of the Lehi Station Park and Ride Lot is now open for public use. Crews will continue installing a storm drain system in other areas of the Park and Ride Lot.



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



Construction Activity:

In American Fork, utility work will take place between 7350 West at Main Street and 200 South and signal work will take place between 200 South and Storrs Avenue. At the American Fork River bridge crews will extend the ballast wall and between 1100 South and 1500 South crews will be placing sub ballast.



In Vineyard, crews will be installing permanent fencing and placing top ballast between 5200 North and 400 North and excavating and placing sub ballast for a temporary crossing between 400 North and Geneva Road.



In Orem at 800 South crews will be conducting fiber work and between 800 South and University Parkway crews will be prepping the sub grade and placing ballast mat.



Traffic Impacts:

At 1100 South in American Fork there will be truck traffic with flaggers all week.



On Monday and Tuesday there will be truck traffic with flaggers at 400 North in Vineyard.



American Fork Station:

There are no construction activities to report.



Vineyard Future Station:

There are no construction activities to report.



Orem Station:

There are no 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 Freedom Boulevard 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. At-grade crossing improvements have also been completed at 900 West, 700 West, 500 West and Freedom Boulevard.



At the Provo River bridge, crews will continue work on the south abutment, and between 600 West and University Avenue, crews will be removing pole line.



Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.



Provo Station:

At the Provo Station crews will install electrical duct bank for the platform.


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.





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