Monday, April 19, 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.
Crews have begun wet and dry utility work along 3700 West. Various traffic restrictions are in place for internal airport traffic; however, access is being maintained throughout this work.
Crews have also begun guideway excavation between the X Bar Bridge and 3700 West.
Crews will begin work on a 16” waterline alongside Terminal Drive on April 19. Terminal Drive traffic will not be impacted during this 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.
Crews have begun the second phase of construction at the North Surplus Canal. This phase of construction will include diverting the water, de-watering the culvert, excavation and forming the culvert walls and floors.
Work continues on the South Surplus Canal in anticipation of girder placement.
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 work on the 2200 West intersection. Work will begin on the east side of North Temple and last approximately one month. As we get closer to construction we will meet with businesses.
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 approaching Redwood Road.
Work is scheduled to take place at the North Temple/Redwood Road intersection from Sunday, April 25, through Friday, April 30. Saw cutting activities will take place during the day on Sunday and then crews will begin night work from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday through Friday. This work is completed during nighttime hours to lessen impacts to traffic.
Traffic Impacts: There are currently right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass and Redwood Road throughout the day. 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.
Crews are completing demolition on the south side of the Jordan River Bridge and will begin driving sheet pile for water diversion.
There is occasional potholing for dry utilities taking place ahead of actual construction.
Heavier construction is anticipated to begin 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.
Work on the 30” water line is nearing completion 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.
The North Temple viaduct will be closed beginning April 18 for approximately 18 months.
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.