Friday, January 08, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Update

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UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: January 8, 2010*

Please forward this information on to others that would be interested.

*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.

Daybreak Area

(This segment runs north through the Daybreak development to Old Bingham Highway at approximately 5600 West)

UTA will continue track testing this week with a train car moved to Daybreak last week. New trains for the Mid-Jordan line are scheduled to arrive for testing at the end of the month. Work continues on the Daybreak North and South stations. Work continues this week on a ramp at the Daybreak South station.

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)

Work on the new sound wall at 4800 West starts this week and continues through Feb. 5. Track crews will be de-stressing the tracks between 5200 West and Wasatch Meadows this week.

Sugar Factory Area

(This segment continues northeast along the UPRR Bingham Branch from approximately Bangerter
Highway to Gardner Village)

Track work continues at 2700 West and Redwood Road this week.

Gardner Village Area

(This segment continues along the UPRR Bingham Branch northeast from Gardner Village to 700 West)

Cyclists and pedestrians using the Jordan River Parkway Trail will be detoured this week to accommodate construction on the 7800 S. bridge.

Cottonwood Area

(This segment extends north from 700 West along the existing light rail alignment to its terminus at the 6400 South-

Fashion Place Station)

Pouring of the crash wall at the 700 West bridge is scheduled for this week. In addition, OCS work continues at UTA’s Lovendahl Yard.

Activity: Bridge work at 700 West. Traffic impact: Lane closures for both north and southbound traffic continues through today (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 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday. Additionally, specific activities may require different working hours depending upon 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) 550-2211.

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) 550-2211 or e-mail You can also visit the UTA Web site at

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