Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

Non revenue siding at 1300 South TRAXImage by boltzr via Flickr

UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: March 26, 2010

* The Jordan River Parkway Trail will be closed from March 29 through April 5.

* Winchester Street in Murray will be closed at the TRAX crossing from April 5 through April 9.

* Redwood Road between 7800 South and 9000 South will be subject to ongoing lane closures through late May.

* Please use caution when approaching railroad crossings throughout the project area. Crews and equipment travel on the rails frequently.

The Mid-Jordan TRAX line is a 10.6 mile light rail line that will connect 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. The map below shows each section in a different color, beginning with Daybreak on the southwest end and ending with Cottonwood at the northeast end.

Daybreak Area

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

Installation of station canopies is nearly complete at the two Daybreak stations. Overhead catenary system (OCS) and signal systems are being tested and electrical connections are being completed at station platforms.

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)

Light poles, curbs and sidewalks are being installed at the 5600 West station Park & Ride. The OCS system is nearly complete in this segment. Much of the activity currently taking place here is focused on drainage and grading between 4800 West and 4000 West.

ACTIVITY: Permanent handrail installation at Bangerter bridge.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Bangerter Highway will be subject to overnight lane closures both Friday night, March 26 and Saturday night, March 27 between 11 pm and 5 am.

Sugar Factory Area

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

Installation of the storm drain at the Redwood Road grade crossing will be complete this week. Crews will be removing the median at the crossing to conduct soil tests prior to reconstruction of the crossing. New track is scheduled for installation between Redwood Road and 1300 West, and signal work continues. Sound wall work is moving forward along Sugar Factory Road.

*NEW ACTIVITY: Pre-cutting pavement prior to railroad crossing reconstruction.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Intermittent lane closures on Redwood Road from 9 am – 3 pm weekdays and all day weekends. Business access will be maintained. This work is scheduled to begin March 31, but could be postponed due to permitting issues.

ACTIVITY: Storm drain installation at the Redwood Road grade crossing.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: The two outer southbound lanes (on the west side of the street) will be closed Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. Business access will be maintained.

ACTIVITY: Sound wall construction continues between 2700 W and 2200 W.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Sugar Factory Road will be reduced to one lane intermittently between 2700 W and 2200 W. Flaggers will be present.

Gardner Village Area

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

Crews are constructing the abutments (the concrete supports on both ends) for the Jordan River bridge. Cyclists and pedestrians using the Jordan Valley Parkway Trail should be aware that the trail will be closed from March 29-April 12 due to work between the Jordan River bridge and 7800 South. Grading and storm drain installation continues at the Gardner Village Park and Ride lot. Water line installation at 7800 South will be complete this week.

*NEW ACTIVITY: Jordan River Parkway trail reconstruction.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: The Jordan River Parkway trail will be closed between 7800 South and the Jordan River railroad bridge from Monday, March 29 to Monday, April 12.

ACTIVITY: Water line installation continues near Gardner Village.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Lane closures on 7800 South at Gardner Village will continue through Tuesday, March 30.

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)

Grading work continues near Cottonwood Street as crews prepare to build the new track connecting the Mid-Jordan line to the existing Sandy-Salt Lake TRAX line. A new water line will be installed under Winchester Street in early April.

*NEW ACTIVITY: Installation of a new water line near the Fashion Place Park and Ride.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Winchester Street will be closed at the TRAX crossing from Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9. Motorists are asked to use 7200 S as an alternate.

General Information

This schedule is subject to change due to weather, materials issues, or unanticipated utility conflicts.

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

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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