Monday, March 22, 2010

Front Runner Construction Update

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Construction is progressing on UTA’s FrontRunner South Provo to Salt Lake Commuter Rail line.

Below is the FrontRunner South construction update March 20 - 26. To learn more about the FrontRunner South project, click here.

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

Construction Activity:

Crews will be extending a sewer line casing in Union Pacific’s Roper Yard.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

Central Avenue has reopened until crews resume work on the bridge walls.

Salt Lake Central Station:

Station complete.

Area 15 — 4500 South (Murray) to Wasatch Street/8000 South (Midvale)

Construction Activity:

At the 5300 South bridge, crews will continue to remove slope paving and start driving H-pile at the south abutment. They will also be drilling a second shaft at the bridge site this weekend from Friday night at 10:00 through Monday morning at 6:00.

At the I-215 westbound bridge, crews will continue work on handrails, deck plates and shear keys. Crews will continue work on a retaining wall at the south abutment of the 7200 South bridge and also continue cleanup in the area.

Traffic Impacts:

5300 South will be closed between 300 West and 380 West from Friday, March 26 at 10:00 p.m. through Monday, March 29 at 6:00 a.m. so crews can work on a drilled shaft. This work will be repeated the weekend of April 9.

There will be left lane closures on I-215 westbound and eastbound on Thursday night from 10:00 until 5:00 a.m. on Friday.

Murray Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

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 finish extending a sewer line casing and relocate a storm drain at 9400 South and continue work on the north abutment at the flyover bridge this week. Clearing and grubbing will continue in the corridor between 114th and 123rd South and Armor Flex block installation will continue at Corner Canyon.

Between 123rd and Bangerter Highway, crews will be installing reinforced concrete pipe. At the Bangerter Highway bridge, crews will form and pour concrete for two of the bridges abutments and for one of the pier footings. They will also drive H-pile for another of the bridge piers.

Traffic Impacts:

The crossing on 9400 South will be closed again this week for utility work.

On Bangerter Highway there will be a left lane closure on the westbound side on Monday and Thursday and left lane closures on both westbound and eastbound on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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:

Crews will pour concrete this week for the station platform footings.

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

Construction Activity:

South of the 146th South bridge, crews will continue work on a retaining wall, prepare the sub grade and grade, and finish slopes. At the South Jordan Canal multi plate structure, crews will continue installing a membrane in the canal, form and pour concrete for steps at the canal, construct a well house pad and retaining wall, and continue backfilling at the structure. They will also continue installing fencing on top of the wall they constructed near this structure.

Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.

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

Construction Activity:

At the 2300 West bridge, crews will be forming and pouring concrete for the south abutment footing. Also in the area, construction will continue on one of the two retaining walls that will run behind the Cranberry Farms neighborhood on either side of the 2300 West bridge.

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 remove sheet shoring at pier #3, drive H-pile at pier #4, and continue work at both abutments.

Between 2100 North and 1500 North, crews will relocate existing fencing and begin excavation and stabilization for a retaining wall that will be constructed in the area, and between 1500 North and 1220 North, crews will install a concrete irrigation ditch. Between 900 North and 500 West crews will install a junction box for the Lehi Irrigation system and place surcharge for structures in the area. Crews will also be placing surcharge between 500 West and Main Street.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers at 1500 North in Lehi Monday through Wednesday.

Also in Lehi at 500 West 300 North there will be truck traffic with flaggers Monday through Wednesday.

Lehi Station:

A portion of the Lehi Station Park and Ride Lot is now open for public use.

There are no construction activities to report at the station site.

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

Construction Activity:

In American Fork, between 7350 West at Main Street and 200 South, crews will continue to work on track way embankment and sub grade prep, and, between Storrs Avenue and 100 West, crews will continue installing chain link fencing. From 1100 South to 1500 South crews will surface, line and dress the track.

In Vineyard, crossing work will continue at 1600 North near the boat harbor.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be a lane drop at the 1600 North crossing in Vineyard on Monday or Wednesday and truck traffic with flaggers the rest of the week.

American Fork Station:

Crews will continue paving operations in the Park and Ride Lot.

Vineyard Future Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

Orem Station:

Crews will continue to backfill foundations at the station site.

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.

In Orem, track way excavation and embankment work will continue between University Parkway and 2000 South. Crews will also continue work on an edge drain and catch box in the area. Installation of soil nails and shotcrete will take place at the wall near University Parkway.

In Provo, track way stabilization will take place between 600 West and Freedom Boulevard as well as demolition of a house near Freedom Boulevard and 600 South. Work on a crash wall south of University Avenue will continue this week.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers all week at between 900 West and Freedom Boulevard in Provo.

Provo Station:

Crews will lay out electrical conduits at the station site this week.

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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1 comment:

James Albright said...

Thanks for these updates, they are very helpful!

One suggestion I would like to contribute is if each area could show an estimated completion date so we can manage our expectations accordingly. Pretty much like being sent the UPS tracking number for a package. It doesn't make the package come any faster, but it makes it nice for those of us who anxiously wait for it!

Here's an example of what I'm talking about:
Area 13 — 14600 South (Bluffdale) to Thanksgiving Point (Lehi)
(Est. Completion: April 2014)