Friday, March 05, 2010

MId Jordan TRAX line Construction Update

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UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: March 5, 2010

*UPDATE: The Jordan River Parkway Trail closure has been postponed. The trail will be open this week, but will close beginning March 15 through March 29.

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)

Work continues on the track and with the overhead catenary system (OCS) in preparation for the arrival of new low-floor light rail vehicles. The first station canopies will be assembled and installed this month, and paving and installation of light poles and curbing continues at the park and ride lots.

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)

Installation of the sound wall south of Old Bingham Highway and west of Bangerter Highway is scheduled for completion this week. Crews will also be performing drainage work south of the track between 4800 W and 4000 W. Signal and electrical work also continues in this segment.

Sugar Factory Area

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

Track and signal work will continue from Jordan Valley Way to Redwood Road. OCS poles are scheduled to be installed from 2200 W to Redwood Road, and crews will begin construction on a sound wall between 2700 West and 2200 West.

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

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Beginning Tuesday, March 9, 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)

Early phases of construction on the new Jordan River Bridge continue this week. Cyclists and pedestrians using the Jordan Valley Parkway Trail will be detoured during daytime hours and the trail will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily. Track work and earth work continues at the Gardner Village Park and Ride lot this week.

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)

Earthwork continues between 7200 S and 6900 S. At UTA’s Lovendahl Yard, track work and OCS installation is moving forward.

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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