Saturday, May 22, 2010

Front Runner Construction Update

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

Below is the FrontRunner South construction update May 22 – 28. Please visit UTA’s FrontRunner South Webpage to learn more about the project.

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

Construction Activity:

At the 3300 South bridge crews will be excavating the south abutment, working on the center pier and placing and backfilling panels.

Construction will begin at the bridge over 4500 South this week. Crews will be installing temporary shoring for the north abutment.

Traffic Impacts:

The eastbound left lane will be closed on 3300 South between I-15 and 500 West Monday through Thursday and the westbound left lane will be closed 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:

Water line work and a gas casing extension will take place near 4800 South this week. At the 5300 South bridge crews will form and tie rebar for one of the abutment’s back walls and pour concrete for one of the piers. At the I-215 westbound bridge crews will place structural fill and surcharge and also restore pipe and backfill at the structure. Crews will prepare for slope paving at the 7200 South bridge. Between Center Street and Wasatch Street, crews will be balancing the grade and they will also be placing surcharge at the bridges over Center and Wasatch Streets.

Traffic Impacts:

The lane closure on 4800 South continues this week for utility work.

The eastbound right lane on 5300 South will be closed Monday through Wednesday and the westbound right lane will be closed Wednesday and Thursday under the Union Pacific bridge between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

There will be truck traffic with flaggers at 5900 South Tuesday through Friday.

The left lane on I-215 westbound will be closed on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Murray Station:

Crews will form, tie rebar and pour concrete for the platform stem walls.

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 Wasatch Street and 9000 South crews will continue storm drain work and also install a catch basin. Between 9000 South and 9400 South crews will install stabilization for the retaining wall, and at the flyover bridge crews will work on wall construction and fencing.

Storm drain work will begin between 10000 South and 10600 South. Between 11400 South and 12300 South crews will continue mass excavation and embankment work and locate fiber. At the Bangerter Highway bridge, crews will remove sheet pile from one of the piers and also form a pier soffit and form and tie rebar for the pier cap. They will also install shoring, drill soil nails and excavate at the north abutment.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic/activity in the following locations this week:

· 9400 South, with flaggers, Monday through Wednesday;

· 10000 South, no flaggers, all week;

· 11400 South, no flaggers, all week.

There will be the following lane closures at the Bangerter Highway bridge this week:

· Monday, the two westbound left lanes and the eastbound left lane;

· Tuesday through Thursday, the westbound left lane and the eastbound left lane.

South Jordan Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

Draper Future Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

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

Construction Activity:

Crews will be placing surcharge at the 146th South bridge.

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:

Repair work will take place at the wall north of Cranberry Farms along Garden Drive. At the 2300 West bridge crews will form and tie rebar for the north abutment beam seats and begin to install sheet pile shoring for the south abutment. At the 2100 North bridge crews will form the cap for and backfill at pier #5 and begin deck work now that girders have been set. Retaining wall construction will finish this week north of 2300 West and will continue between 2300 West and 2100 North.

Between 1500 North and 1220 North crews will install duct bank and between 900 North and 500 West crews will restore fencing. They will also be installing chain link fence at Dry Creek between 500 West and Main Street. Between 300 South and Center Street crews will install reinforced concrete pipe and a catch basin.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic at the south end of Garden Drive near Cranberry Farms Monday through Thursday.

Lehi Station:

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

At the pedestrian tunnel crews will be forming and tying rebar for the footings and also install helical piers. They will also be excavating and stabilizing to prepare for construction of the ramp and stairs at the station site.

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

Construction Activity:

Near the site of the American Fork Station, crews will be placing sub ballast. They will also be installing signal houses at Storrs Avenue and 100 East. Crews will remove surcharge at the American Fork River bridge and also place bottom ballast. Between 100 East and 1100 South in American Fork crews will place ties, and between 400 North in Vineyard and Geneva Road in Orem crews will place bottom ballast and ties and skeletonize the track. Between Geneva Road and 400 South crews will also be placing ties and skeletonizing the track, and from 400 South to 800 South crews will place sub ballast.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic in the following locations this week:

· 200 South, American Fork, with flaggers, all week;

· Storrs Avenue, American Fork, with flaggers,Monday and Tuesday;

· 400 North, Vineyard, no flaggers, Monday through Wednesday;

· Geneva Road, Orem, with flaggers, Monday through Wednesday.

American Fork Station:

At the Park and Ride Lot crews will work on power, pave the east approach, form and pour curb and gutter and continue landscaping work.

Vineyard Future Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

Orem Station:

Crews will continue to place gravel at the Orem Station site and also place vapor barrier and rebar.

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:

Mass excavation work will take place between University Parkway in Orem and 2000 North in Provo and at 2000 North crews will install chain link fencing. Crossing upgrade work will continue this week at the 2800 West crossing. Between 820 North and Center Street crews will de-stress and surface, line and dress the track.

Crews will continue paving, striping and median work for the road realignment at 900 West and 500 South. Crews will place ties and skeletonize the track between 700 West and Freedom Boulevard, stabilize the grade between Freedom Boulevard and University Avenue, and install permanent fencing, clear and grub the corridor and conduct mass excavation between University Avenue and 900 South.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be various finish work activities intermittently throughout the week at the Provo crossings so crews can finalize crossing upgrades:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers in Provo Monday through Wednesday at the following crossings:

· 500 West;

· Freedom Boulevard.

Provo Station:

Crews will work on light poles and place granular fill for the platform.

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