Friday, May 21, 2010

3300 South Closure this weekend

3300 South Bridge ConstructionImage by SPangborn via Flickr

Contact: Gerry Carpenter, 801-859-6095

Date: May 20, 2010 Press Release

Road Closure On 3300 South This Weekend For FrontRunner Construction

The Utah Transit Authority advises motorists of intermittent road closures and lane restrictions at 3300 South just west of I-15 in South Salt Lake this weekend, May 22-23. The closures are necessary while UTA construction crews perform bridge work on the FrontRunner Provo to Salt Lake City commuter rail project.

3300 South will be closed to westbound traffic between approximately 400 West and 500 West throughout the weekend. Eastbound traffic through the same area will be maintained for most of the weekend; however, intermittent full road closures will take place during off-peak traffic hours.

I-15 on-ramps will not be affected, but motorists exiting the freeway will only be able to go eastbound and must take a detour to travel westbound on 3300 South.

For westbound travel, UTA recommends motorists detour south on 300 West, west on 3900 South, north on 500 West, then west on 3300 South. During the full closure, motorists may detour south on 500 West, east on 3900 South, then north on 300 West to 3300 South.

The new FrontRunner commuter rail line will run 45 miles from downtown Provo to Salt Lake City where it will connect to the existing FrontRunner line at Salt Lake Central Station. It will feature six new stations in Murray, South Jordan, Lehi, American Fork, Orem and Provo.

Questions regarding this closure should be directed to the project construction hotline at 1-888-800-8854.

More information about the FrontRunner Provo to Salt Lake City project is available at


Established in 1970, UTA has become a multi-modal transportation leader that is 100 percent accessible with 69 light rail vehicles, 35 commuter rail cars and more than 600 buses. UTA’s TRAX light rail system is currently averaging more than 40,000 riders a day along its 15-mile Salt Lake-Sandy line and the 4-mile University Line. UTA is an ISO 14001:2004 9001:2000 certified agency. During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, UTA’s transit system was declared a great success on the international scene - carrying more than four million Olympic riders.

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