Friday, April 23, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

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Weekend Lane Restrictions on Redwood Road

In West Jordan Begin Tonight

West Jordan – Tonight, April 23, begins a series of five weekends of railroad crossing work on Redwood Road at approximately 8020 South. Utah Transit Authority will be completing crossing upgrades and new track installation at the location for the new Mid-Jordan TRAX line.

The lane restrictions and closure information for each weekend is given below.

Friday, April 23 – Monday, April 26

The three southbound lanes will be closed between 7600 South and 8600 South beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions, but all traffic will be shifted to the east side of the road. All lanes will reopen Monday by 5 a.m.

Friday, April 30 – Monday, May 3

The same closure will be in effect beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and reopening Monday by 5 a.m.

Friday, May 7 – Monday, May 10

Beginning May 7, the closure will be reversed. The three northbound lanes will be closed between 7600 South and 8600 South beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions but shifted to the west side of the road. All lanes will reopen Monday by 5 a.m.

Friday, May 14 – Monday, May 17

The same closure will be in effect beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and reopening Monday by 5 a.m.

Saturday, May 22 – Sunday, May 23

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday there will be a full closure of Redwood Road from 8020 South to 8150 South at the railroad crossing for 16 hours while crews install new rail. The closure will end at approximately 12 noon on Sunday.

“The crossings upgrades will not only add the new tracks for the Mid-Jordan line, but make the Redwood crossing safer for autos and pedestrians,” Greg Thorpe, UTA project manager said. “Our goal is to minimize impacts as much as possible. Business and emergency vehicle access will be maintained throughout the closure.”

The 10.6-mile Mid-Jordan TRAX line will run from the Murray 6400 South TRAX station southwest through Midvale and West Jordan to the Daybreak development in South Jordan. It is projected to carry more than 9,000 riders per day at opening.

Questions from the public regarding this closure should be directed to the Mid-Jordan TRAX construction hotline at (888) 550-2211.

More information about the Mid-Jordan TRAX project is available at

UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: April 23, 2010

* 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, especially at the 5600 West Park & Ride and station platform.

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)

Concrete work on the 4800 West station platform is ongoing, and crews will also be constructing bus turnouts on Old Bingham Highway.

* 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, and again from Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30.

Sugar Factory Area

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

Construction of the Redwood Road rail crossing will begin Friday, April 23. A new waterline is being installed at the site of the future Park & Ride across from West Jordan City Hall, and concrete work and asphalt paving will be taking place at the 2700 West station. Sound wall installation at Sugar Factory Road should be complete this week.

* 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. This same closure will also take place from 7 pm Friday, April 30 through 5 am Monday, May 3.

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 30 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)

The Jordan River Parkway Trail is now reopened. Bent cap installation at the bridge was moved to this week due to weather, and next week crews will place the girders. On the 7800 South bridge, crews will be pouring the concrete deck this week.

* NEW ACTIVITY: 7800 South bridge deck work.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Lane shifts on 7800 South from Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30.

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 laying the base to install new track east near Cottonwood Street, where the Mid-Jordan and Sandy/Salt Lake lines will be connected. Work in UTA’s Lovendahl Yard is moving forward with additional storage tracks and OCS.

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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