Sunday, March 28, 2010
Airport TRAX Line Construction Update
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 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: Crews continue to “pothole” or expose utilities in this reach.
At the beginning of April, crews will begin work on a 16” waterline across Terminal Drive near the main entrance of the airport. Lane restrictions will be in place during this work.
On April 12, crews will begin underground utility work along 3700 West. More information will be provided to businesses as we get closer to construction.
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.
A traffic plan is currently being drafted for the work that will take place on 3700 West. More information will be provided as we get closer to construction.
Reach Description: Reach 2 extends from the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course along the Airport Access Road fence line to 2400 West.
Work continues on the box culverts at the north and south surplus canals. Currently, abutments, footings and wing walls are being poured for these structures. Girders are expected to be placed at these locations in late May or early June.
Crews are also extending the North Pointe Canal culvert to accommodate the TRAX train.
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.
Underground utility work continues on the south side of North Temple near Park’n Jet.
Crews have begun roadway widening activities east of 2200 west on the south side of the street.
More than 900’ of curb and gutter have been poured on the south side of North Temple near Park’n Jet.
Work will continue on manholes and the 15” storm drain in Reach 3 throughout next week.
Water line work is nearly complete near the transition from North Temple to old North Temple and this access will be open toward the end of the week.
Traffic Impacts: There are currently right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass 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 Description: Reach 4 extends from I-215 to just east of Redwood Road on North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include a station located at approximately 1950 West. Access to the many businesses and governmental organizations will be maintained.
Storm drain crews are beginning the first phases of work in Reach 4 by “potholing,” or exposing utilities, to determine tie-in points. Crews are scheduled to begin relocating utilities at the end of March.
Crews will begin work on manholes and the storm drain near Redwood Road next week. We will meet with businesses to provide more information.
Traffic Impacts: There are currently right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass and 1950 West. As work progresses, there will be additional lane restrictions for both east and west bound traffic. Access will be maintained at all times.
Reach Description: Reach 5 extends from just east of Redwood Road on North Temple to the Jordan River. TRAX will be center running and includes a station at 1500 West. Access to the many businesses and office complexes will be maintained.
Progress continues on the Jordan River Bridge. Crews are constructing the bridge half at a time to maintain one lane of traffic in both directions. This work is expected to take place for approximately eight to nine months.
Crews are preparing to install a waterline on the north side of the Jordan River Bridge. When this is completed, a sidewalk will be poured and then traffic will be switched to the north side for the next several months.
Heavier construction is anticipated to begin winter 2010.
Traffic management will be in place for approximately eight months near the Jordan River Bridge. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction.
Traffic is now switched to the newly constructed north side of the Jordan River Bridge on North Temple near the State Fairpark.
Reach Description: Reach 6 extends from the Jordan River to I-15 along North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include two stations located at approximately 1100 West and 800 West. Access to the many businesses and the State Fairpark will be maintained.
Current Construction: Traffic management extends into Reach 6 due to work taking place on the Jordan River Bridge, but access is being maintained.
Upcoming Construction: The majority of heavier construction is anticipated in late Spring 2010.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic management will be in place for approximately eight months near the Jordan River Bridge. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction.
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 to South Temple. Access to offices and the Gateway will be maintained throughout the construction project.
Progress is being made on the 30” waterline being installed along 400 West between South Temple and North Temple. We thank the businesses and other organizations for their support and patience during construction.
Utility work along 400 West will be completed prior to beginning work on the North Temple viaduct, which is scheduled for April 18.
The North Temple Viaduct re-construction project will begin on April 18 and last for approximately 18-months.
We will meet with businesses and post more information as we get closer to this work.
· During the 400 West utility work, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction on 400 West between South Temple and North Temple between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Access will be maintained. Please see traffic configuration below.
· Between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Traffic restrictions will be in place on 400 West at South Temple.
o Southbound traffic on 400 West will be required to make a left hand turn at South Temple
o Northbound traffic on 400 West will be will be able to proceed through and make right hand turns at South Temple; however, u-turns will not be allowed for Northbound traffic
o Westbound traffic on South Temple will not be allowed to turn left.
Please see the traffic configuration below.
Access during Construction
UTA is committed to maintaining 24-hour access to all 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 the 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) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.
Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.