Monday, April 19, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

Gallivan Plaza TRAXImage by Steven Vance via Flickr

UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: April 16, 2010

* The Jordan River Parkway Trail closure has been extended through April 19. The trail is scheduled to be paved Monday, April 19 and will reopen Tuesday, April 20.

* Cottonwood Street will be closed on Monday, April 19 while crews replace the rail at the railroad crossing.

* 5200 West will be closed at the railroad crossing on Saturday, April 17 from 9 am to 3 pm.

* Redwood Road between 7800 South and 9000 South will be subject to ongoing lane closures through late May.

* Please use caution when approaching railroad crossings throughout the project area. Crews and equipment travel on the rails frequently.

The Mid-Jordan TRAX line is a 10.6 mile light rail line that will connect the communities of Murray, Midvale, West Jordan and South Jordan with the existing Sandy/Salt Lake TRAX line. It runs from the existing TRAX line at 6400 South to approximately 7400 South, then turns west along the Bingham Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad. At 5600 West, the line turns south again and ends at the southern end of the Daybreak development. For construction purposes, the line has been segmented into five sections. The map below shows each section in a different color, beginning with Daybreak on the southwest end and ending with Cottonwood at the northeast end.

Daybreak Area

(This segment runs north through the Daybreak development to Old Bingham Highway at approximately 5600 West)

Concrete work and landscaping continues in this segment.

Old Bingham Area

(This segment runs parallel to the existing Union Pacific Railroad Bingham Branch line,

along the Old Bingham Highway from approximately 5600 West to the Bangerter Station, east of Bangerter Highway)

In the Old Bingham segment, concrete work continues at 4800 West Station. Track work is also moving forward, and contact wire will be strung from 4800 West to 3200 West.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Track work at 5200 West.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 5200 West will be closed at the railroad crossing on Saturday, April 17 from 9 am to 3 pm.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Construction of bus turnouts at 4800 West Station.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Lane closures on Old Bingham Highway near 4800 West from Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 23.

Sugar Factory Area

(This segment continues northeast along the UPRR Bingham Branch from approximately Bangerter
Highway to Gardner Village)

Track crews are installing rail between Redwood Road and 1300 West. OCS wire and poles are being installed as well along this segment, and construction of the Redwood Road rail crossing will begin Friday, April 23.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Construction of the east half of the Redwood Road rail crossing.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: From 7 pm Friday, April 23 to 5 am Monday, April 26, all traffic on Redwood Road will be shifted to the west side of the street (the three northbound lanes) between 7600 South and 8600 South.

ACTIVITY: Pre-cutting pavement and installation of new crossing signal poles prior to railroad crossing reconstruction.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Lane closures on Redwood Road from 9 am – 3 pm on Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20. Business access will be maintained.

ACTIVITY: Sound wall panel delivery and installation on Sugar Factory Road at 2200 West.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 2200 West will be reduced to one lane through Friday, April 23 at the railroad crossing. Flaggers will be present.

Gardner Village Area

(This segment continues along the UPRR Bingham Branch northeast from Gardner Village to 700 West)

Cyclists and pedestrians using the Jordan Valley Parkway Trail should be aware that the trail closure has been extended through Monday, April 19 so crews can complete paving operations. Bent cap installation at the bridge will be complete this week, and next week crews will place the girders.

* NEW ACTIVITY: 7800 South bridge deck work.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Lane shifts on 7800 South from Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 23.

ACTIVITY: Jordan River Parkway trail reconstruction.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: The Jordan River Parkway trail closure has been extended through Monday, April 19. The trail will reopen Tuesday, April 20.

Cottonwood Area

(This segment extends north from 700 West along the existing light rail alignment to its terminus at the 6400 South-

Fashion Place Station)

Track work and excavation adjacent to the Fashion Place Station continue this week. Crews are preparing to construct the new Fashion Place west platform which will accommodate Mid-Jordan trains.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Rail replacement at the Cottonwood Street railroad crossing.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Cottonwood Street will be closed on Monday, April 19.

General Information

This schedule is subject to change due to weather, materials issues, or unanticipated utility conflicts.

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 Hours

Construction is permitted to take place between 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday. Additionally, specific activities may require different working hours depending upon conditions and will be coordinated with city officials.

Construction Tours

If you are interested in learning more about the construction project, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 550-2211.

For More Information

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) 550-2211 or e-mail You can also visit the UTA Web site at

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