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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gerry Carpenter, 801-859-6095
Date: April 1, 2010 Press Release
5300 South Weekend Closure Rescheduled
Murray — The third of three weekend closures of 5300 South in Murray has been delayed by one week. The Utah Transit Authority has closed a section of the street for the past two weekends for bridge construction work on the FrontRunner Provo to Salt Lake City commuter rail project.
The third closure was originally scheduled for April 2-5 but has been postponed to April 9-12 to avoid traffic impacts on the Easter holiday weekend. The closure will affect 5300 South east of I-15 between 300 West and 380 West starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 9 and extending through 5 a.m. on Monday, April 12.
The following detours will be available:
To continue eastbound on 5300 South or travel north, use Commerce Drive (300 West) to Vine Street then Cottonwood Street. Go south on Cottonwood to Woodrow Street to access 5300 South eastbound or go north on Cottonwood to State Street.
To travel south, use 380 West to 5900 South and east to State Street.
Hospital traffic should take Commerce Drive to Vine Street.
I-15 on- and off-ramps at 5300 South will not be affected by this closure.
Questions from the public regarding this closure should be directed to the project construction hotline at 1-888-800-8854.
The new FrontRunner commuter rail line will run 45 miles from downtown Provo to Salt Lake City where it will connect to the existing FrontRunner line at Salt Lake Central Station. It will feature six new stations in Murray, South Jordan, Lehi, American Fork, Orem and Provo.
More information about the FrontRunner Provo to Salt Lake City project is available at www.rideuta.com.
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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