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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gerry Carpenter, 801-859-6095
Date: March 26, 2010 Press Release
Jordan River Parkway Closure
In Midvale For TRAX Construction
Midvale – A section of the Jordan River Parkway trail near Gardner Village will close for two weeks beginning Monday, March 29, to accommodate TRAX construction in the area. The trail is planned to reopen on April 12 weather permitting.
The closure will extend from 7200 South to 7800 South in Midvale. No trail detour will be available for the duration of the work. A section of the trail is being relocated a few feet east to accommodate a widening of the railroad embankment for the future Mid-Jordan TRAX line.
“The closure is taking place as early as possible in the construction season to minimize the impact later in the spring when the trail use is much heavier,” Greg Thorpe, UTA project manager said. “We recognize how important the Parkway is for recreational use in this area.”
The 10.6-mile Mid-Jordan TRAX line will run from the Murray 6400 South TRAX station southwest through Midvale and West Jordan to the Daybreak development in South Jordan. It is projected to carry more than 5,300 riders per day at opening.
Questions from the public regarding this closure should be directed to the Mid-Jordan TRAX construction hotline at (888) 550-2211.
More information about the Mid-Jordan TRAX project is available at www.rideuta.com/projects/midjordanlightrail.
Established in 1970, UTA has become a multi-modal transportation leader that is 100 percent accessible with 69 light rail vehicles, 35 commuter rail cars and more than 600 buses. UTA’s TRAX light rail system is currently averaging more than 40,000 riders a day along its 15-mile Salt Lake-Sandy line and the 4-mile University Line. UTA is an ISO 14001:2004 9001:2000 certified agency. During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, UTA’s transit system was declared a great success on the international scene - carrying more than four million Olympic riders.
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