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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.
Current Construction: Crews continue to “pothole” or expose utilities.
On April 5, Crews will begin building Temp Access points in preparation for the work along 3700 West
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 the airport management.
Crews will begin guideway excavation between the X Bar Bridge and 3700 West beginning April 12th.
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, but does affect the internal operations (Airside).
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 continues on the box culverts at the North and South Surplus Canals. Currently, abutments, footings and wing walls are being poured for these structures. Girders are expected for the South Surplus Canal in June.
Crews are also extending the North Pointe Canal culvert to accommodate the TRAX train.
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.
Wet and dry utility work continues on the south side of North Temple near Park’n Jet.
Crews have begun roadway widening activities east of 2200 west on the south side of the street.
More than 900’ of curb and gutter have been poured on the south side of North Temple near Park’n Jet.
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 the 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. Heavier construction is anticipated to begin in approximately one month. We will meet with businesses as we get closer to construction.
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.
Progress is being made as crews have started work on the south side of the Jordan River Bridge.
Heavier construction is anticipated to begin in Winter 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 on North Temple 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.
Current Construction: Crews continue to “pothole” or expose utilities. Various daytime traffic restrictions are in place.
Upcoming Construction: The majority of heavier construction is anticipated in late Spring 2010.
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 proceeding to South Temple. Access to offices and the Gateway will be maintained.
Progress is being made on the 30” waterline that is being installed along 400 West between South Temple and North Temple. Various road closures will take place in the coming week; however, access will be maintained.
Utility work along 400 West will be completed prior to beginning work on the North Temple viaduct which is scheduled for April 18.
The North Temple Viaduct re-construction project will begin on April 18 of this year and last for approximately 18-months. Please see the viaduct construction guide which is attached below to out how to get around during construction.
We will meet with businesses and post more information as we get closer to doing this work.
· During the 400 West utility work, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction between South Temple and North Temple between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Access will be maintained. Please see traffic configuration below.
Between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. – Traffic restrictions will be in place on 400 West at South Temple.
o Southbound traffic will be required to make a left hand turn at South Temple
o Northbound traffic will be able to proceed through and make right hand turns at South Temple; however, u-turns will not be allowed for northbound traffic
o Westbound traffic on South Temple will not be allowed to turn left.
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 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 email@example.com. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.
Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.