Monday, April 19, 2010

Front Runner Construction Update

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Greetings,



Construction is progressing on UTA’s FrontRunner South Provo to Salt Lake Commuter Rail line.

Below is the FrontRunner South construction update April 17 – 23. Please visit UTA’s FrontRunner South Webpage to learn more about the project.



Visit www.flickr.com/rideuta to view exclusive FrontRunner South construction photos.



Area 16 — Downtown Salt Lake City to 4500 South (Murray)



Construction Activity:

Crews will continue to install temporary shoring for the north abutment of the 3300 South bridge. They will also be installing a water line in the area.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be a shoulder closure on westbound 3300 South Monday through Friday.



Please note that Central Avenue has reopened until crews resume work on the bridge walls.



Salt Lake Central Station:

Station complete.



Area 15 — 4500 South (Murray) to Wasatch Street/8000 South (Midvale)



Construction Activity:

On Monday at 4800 South crews will be installing a power pole and at the 5300 South bridge crews will work on the south abutment.



At the I-215 westbound bridge crews will install slope paving and restore pipe. They will also be restoring a concrete barrier on the freeway near the bridge on Friday night. At the 7200 South bridge, crews will construct the south abutment wall and on Thursday night they will be pulling temporary shoring.



On Monday and Tuesday crews will be placing surcharge on the Wasatch Street bridge.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be two lane closures on I-215 westbound from Friday at 10:00 p.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. The lanes affected are the left lane on the I-15 northbound on-ramp from I-215 westbound and the right lane on I-215 westbound.



7200 South will be closed to all traffic between 367 West and 700 West from 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 through 5:00 a.m. on Friday, April 23.



Murray Station:

Platform prep will take place at the station site as well as work on the platform footings.



Area 14 — Wasatch Street/8000 South (Midvale) to 14600 South (Bluffdale)



General Information:

Considerable progress has been made on the flyover structure west of Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Campus at 9800 South. The 642-foot flyover bridge features a 40-foot-high bridge deck that will allow FrontRunner to travel from the east to the west side of Union Pacific Railroad’s track way. The flyover structure’s approaches consist of keystone block MSE walls filled entirely with lightweight fill to minimize settlement.



Construction Activity:

Between 9000 South and 9400 South crews will continue installing temporary fencing and begin excavation for a retaining wall. At 9400 South crews will continue relocating a storm drain, relocate a fire hydrant and restore landscaping. At the flyover bridge, work on the north approach walls will continue this week. Also at the flyover, crews will be grouting ducts, forming and pouring concrete for the pier cap ends and also restoring curb and gutter.



Clearing and grubbing work and permanent fence installation will take place between 114000 South and 123000 South. At Corner Canyon crews will be backfilling the structure, and at the Bangerter Highway bridge crews will install shoring at the north abutments and one of the piers and work on another of the pier’s footings.



Electrical utility work will take place at 10200 South and 14600 South.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers on 9400 South Monday through Thursday.



At 10000 South there will be truck traffic with flaggers Monday through Thursday.



Monday through Wednesday on Bangerter Highway the two westbound left lanes will be closed between mileposts 1.8 and 2.0.



Monday, Tuesday and Thursday there will be truck traffic with flaggers at 146th South.



South Jordan Station:

Lightweight fill for the flyover bridge construction is being stored at the site of the future South Jordan park and ride lot.



There are no construction activities to report.



Draper Future Station:

Crews will be forming and pouring concrete for the platform footings.



Area 13 — 14600 South (Bluffdale) to Thanksgiving Point (Lehi)



Construction Activity:

Crews will be installing fencing on the retaining wall south of the 146th South bridge. They will also be placing surcharge at the bridge and placing sub ballast in the corridor near the bridge. Crews will be cleaning up the sites near the Jordan River bridge and the South Jordan Canal multi plate structure. They will also be finishing the slope near the multi plate structure.



Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.



Area 12 — Thanksgiving Point (Lehi) to Main Street (American Fork)



General Information:

Crews are currently constructing two major bridges in Lehi at 2300 West and 2100 North. The 2300 West bridge will allow FrontRunner to travel over Lehi City’s future 2300 West road project and the 2100 North bridge will span UDOT’s future Mountain View Corridor, 2100 North roadway. The 2100 North bridge will feature abutments on each end of the bridge and five center piers. For the purposes of this publication, the piers are numbered 1 through 5 starting at the southern end of the bridge.



Construction Activity:

Crews will be restoring the landscaping along the west side of Garden Drive and potentially driving more H-pile at the 2300 West bridge. At the 2100 North bridge, crews will be working on the column for pier #4 and installing sheet pile shoring at pier #5. Work on the two retaining walls in Cranberry Farms and the wall at 1500 North will also take place this week.



Traffic Impacts:

There are currently no impacts to motorists in this area.



Lehi Station:

A portion of the Lehi Station Park and Ride Lot is now open for public use.



There are no construction activities to report at the station site.



Area 11 — Main Street (American Fork) to University Parkway (Orem)



Construction Activity:

Irrigation relocations continue this week northwest of the American Fork Park and Ride Lot, and between 400 North in Vineyard and Geneva Road in Orem, crews will finish sub grade prep, slope and ditch finishes and sub ballast placement. Track way embankment work will take place between Geneva Road and 400 South and south of 400 South crews will be pouring a concrete irrigation ditch.



Traffic Impacts:

There may be a lane drop on Monday and Tuesday at the site of the American Fork Park and Ride Lot on 200 South.



There will be truck traffic with flaggers at 400 North in Vineyard Monday through Thursday.



There will be truck traffic with flaggers on Geneva Road in Orem, just north of 400 South, Monday through Thursday.



American Fork Station:

Crews will install irrigation conduits and place dirt for the landscaped areas in the Park and Ride Lot.



Vineyard Future Station:

There are no construction activities to report.



Orem Station:

There are no construction activities to report.



Area 10 — University Parkway (Orem) to Center Street (Provo)



General Information:

Significant progress has been made in Area 10 along the Union Pacific Railroad corridor between University Parkway in Orem and Freedom Boulevard in Provo. Crews have prepared a path for FrontRunner by grading and clearing the right-of-way and relocating water lines. Drainage and irrigation installations are generally complete in this area, and main line earthwork has been finalized from University Parkway to 2000 South in Orem and from the Provo River bridge to 500 West in Provo. At-grade crossing improvements have also been completed at 900 West, 700 West, 500 West and Freedom Boulevard.



Construction Activity:

Work at the soil nail wall near University Parkway in Orem continues this week as does fiber work in the area for signals. Crews will be raising utility pedestals at the 1680 North and Draper Lane crossings in Provo and installing signal pads and houses at 2800 West and 1680 North.



At the Provo River bridge, crews will backfill the wing wall, place sub ballast and install barb wire fencing, and, between the Provo River bridge and Center Street, crews will distribute rail and place sub ballast.



Crossing upgrades will take place Thursday night through Monday morning at the Draper Lane crossing and will include signal and track work, the installation of concrete medians and signs, and road asphalting and striping.



Crews will stabilize the grade between 700 West and 500 West, conduct punch list walks at the 900 West, 700 West, 500 West and Freedom Boulevard crossings, and work on signal duct bank from 500 West to University Avenue.



Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers at 820 North in Provo Monday through Thursday.



The crossing at Draper Lane will be closed from 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 26.



There will be truck traffic with flagger at 500 West in Provo Monday through Thursday.



Provo Station:

Electrical conduit work will continue at the station site this week.


Thanks again for your interest in the FrontRunner South project. If you have construction-related questions,
please call our 24-hour construction hotline at 1-888-800-8854. If you have specific questions about the
FrontRunner South project, my contact information is listed below.





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