Sunday, April 11, 2010
Airport TRAX Line Construction Update
Construction progress continues on the Airport TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this six-mile project has been separated into seven construction “reaches,” or segments, for management and planning purposes. The map below shows each construction reach in a different color, starting with Reach 1 in dark red by the airport and ending with Reach 7 in light green on the east end of the project.
A description of what is happening in each area is listed below. If you need further construction information, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854.
Reach Description: Reach 1 is the area that extends from Terminal One at the Salt Lake City International Airport on the side of the Airport Access Road to the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course.
Temporary access points have been established along 3700 West for internal airport traffic in preparation for work that will begin next week.
On April 12, crews will begin wet and dry utility work along 3700 West. Various traffic restrictions will take place for internal airport traffic. Access will be maintained and we will coordinate with airport management.
Crews will begin guideway excavation between the X Bar Bridge and 3700 West beginning April 12.
Crews will begin work on a 16” waterline alongside Terminal Drive on April 19. Terminal Drive Traffic will not be impacted during this portion of work.
Right lane restrictions along Bangerter Highway just north of the I-80 off-ramp entering the airport are in place Monday through Friday, and occasionally on Saturday.
A traffic plan has been distributed to the 3700 West businesses. This plan does not affect those traveling to the Airport.
Reach Description: Reach 2 extends from the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course along the Airport Access Road fence line to 2400 West.
Work on the North Pointe box culvert will be completed by next week.
Work continues on the box culverts at the North and South Surplus Canals. Currently, abutments, footings and wing walls are being poured for these structures.
Sheet pile will be driven to divert water at the North Surplus Canal beginning next week.
Reach Description: Reach 3 extends from 2400 West along North Temple to I-215. This is the reach where TRAX will move from the side of the road to the center of North Temple.
Curb, gutter and sidewalk, and wet and dry utility work continues to make its way west in this reach.
Beginning the first week of May crews will begin work on the 2200 West intersection. Work will begin on the east side of North Temple. This work will last approximately one month. As we get closer to construction we will meet with businesses in this area.
Traffic Impacts: There are currently right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass and 2400 West. As work progresses, there will be additional lane restrictions for both east and west bound traffic. Access will be maintained at all times.
Reach Description: Reach 4 extends from I-215 to just east of Redwood Road on North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include a station located at approximately 1950 West. Access to the many businesses and governmental organizations will be maintained.
Wet and dry utility work is currently taking place on North Temple approaching Redwood Road.
Crews will begin work at the North Temple/Redwood Road intersection on Sunday, April 25. Noisier saw-cutting activities will take place during the day on Sunday and night work will then begin for the next four nights to lessen impacts to traffic.
Traffic Impacts: There are currently right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass and Redwood Road. As work progresses, there will be additional lane restrictions for both east and west bound traffic. Access will be maintained at all times.
Reach Description: Reach 5 extends from just east of Redwood Road on North Temple to the Jordan River. TRAX will be center running and includes a station at 1500 West. Access to the many businesses and office complexes will be maintained.
Progress continues on the Jordan River Bridge. Crews are constructing the bridge half at a time to maintain one lane of traffic in both directions. This work is expected to take place for approximately eight to nine months.
Demolition has begun on the south side of the Jordan River Bridge and crews will begin driving steel pile next week.
Heavier construction is anticipated to begin throughout Reach 5 in Summer 2010.
Traffic management will be in place for approximately eight months near the Jordan River Bridge. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction.
Traffic is now switched to the newly constructed north side of the Jordan River Bridge near the State Fairpark.
Reach Description: Reach 6 extends from the Jordan River to I-15 along North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include two stations located at approximately 1100 West and 800 West. Access to the many businesses and the State Fairpark will be maintained.
To lessen impacts, crews will not be working in this area during viaduct construction, which will begin on April 18.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic management will be in place for approximately eight months near the Jordan River Bridge. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the Airport Line will connect with the current north/south TRAX Line at the Arena Station. This reach extends from I-15 to 400 West along North Temple and turns south on 400 West to South Temple. Access to offices and the Gateway will be maintained throughout the construction project.
Significant progress has been made on the 30” water line being installed along 400 West between South Temple and North Temple. This section of work is scheduled to be completed prior to viaduct construction beginning on April 18.
The North Temple Viaduct re-construction project will begin on April 18 and last for approximately 18 months.
We will meet with businesses and post more information as we get closer to this work.
On Saturday, April 10, at 11 p.m., until Monday, April 12, at 5 a.m., the intersection at South Temple and 400 West will close to southbound traffic as crews install a waterline casing. This work is being done during off-peak hours to lessen impacts.
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 is permitted to take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Additionally, specific activities may require different working hours depending upon the conditions and will be coordinated with city officials.
If you are interested in learning more about the construction project, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854.
For More Information
Timely and helpful 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) 800-8854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.
Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.