Saturday, May 29, 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 29 – June 4. Please visit UTA’s FrontRunner South Webpage to learn more about the project.

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Note: Construction crews will not be working on Monday, May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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

Construction Activity:

At the 3300 South bridge crews will pull lagging at the south abutment, form and tie rebar at north abutment and also excavate and stabilize in the area.

At the 4500 South bridge crews will install temporary shoring for and excavate at the north abutment. Tree removal and fiber relocation will also take place near the bridge site.

Traffic Impacts:

The westbound right lane will be closed on 3300 South between I-15 and 500 West Tuesday 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 continues near 4800 South this week and crews will also be relocating fiber and installing signal infrastructure. At the 5300 South bridge crews will form and tie rebar for a cheek wall and at the I-215 westbound bridge crews will conduct a final inspection of the bridge. Between Center Street and Wasatch Street crews will continue balancing the grade and at the bridges over Center and Wasatch Streets they will be placing surcharge.

Traffic Impacts:

The eastbound right lane will be closed on 4500 South Thursday and Friday.

There will be truck traffic with flaggers on 4800 South Tuesday through Thursday.

There will be the following lane closures on 5300 South this week:

· Tuesday, the eastbound right lane and westbound right lane

· Wednesday and Thursday, the westbound right lane

Murray Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

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:

Storm drain work continues between Wasatch Street and 9000 South and retaining wall stabilization continues between 9000 South and 9400 South. At the flyover bridge crews will work on the northwest wall.

Storm drain work will continue at 10000 South and bridge work will begin at 10600 South. Between Jordan Gateway and 11400 South crews will be clearing and grubbing and creating access. They will also be removing duct near the site of walls that will be constructed in this area as well as south of 11400 South. Mass excavation and embankment work continues between 11400 South and 12300 South. At the Bangerter Highway bridge, crews will continue work on a pier soffit and pier cap and install shoring, drill soil nails and excavate at the north abutment.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers in the following locations Tuesday through Friday:

· 9400 South

· 10000 South

· 11400 South

On 10600 South, all westbound lanes and the eastbound left lane will be closed from Saturday, June 5, at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, June 7, at 5:00 a.m.

The two westbound left lanes and the eastbound left lane will be closed on Bangerter Highway Tuesday through Friday.

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 demolish the old Union Pacific track at the Mesa Siding to prepare for construction to begin on UTA’s track north of Club House Drive.

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 continue on the wall north of Cranberry Farms along Garden Drive and at the 2300 West bridge crews will continue to form and tie rebar for the north abutment beam seats. At the 2100 North bridge crews will continue work on the pier cap for pier #5 and also backfill at this pier. Work will continue on the retaining wall between 2300 West and 2100 North and between 300 South and Center Street crews will continue to install reinforced concrete pipe and a catch basin.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers on Garden Drive near the golf course Tuesday through Friday.

At 100 West in Lehi on Friday there will be truck traffic with flaggers.

Lehi Station:

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

At the pedestrian tunnel crews will continue forming and tying rebar for the footings and also form the base for the ramp and stairs.

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

Construction Activity:

Crews will distribute rail between 200 South and 100 East in American Fork and also construct a signal house pad and install a signal house at 100 East. Crews will also place bottom ballast near this area. Crossing improvements will take place at the 400 South crossing in Orem Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6. Between 400 South and 800 South crews will place bottom ballast and a ballast mat.

Traffic Impacts:

The 400 South crossing in Orem will be closed from Thursday, June 3, at 6:00 p.m. until Monday, June 7, at 5:00 a.m.

American Fork Station:

At the Park and Ride Lot crews will wash and seal white paving, grade for sidewalks and continue landscaping work.

Vineyard Future Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

Orem Station:

Crews will continue placing 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 in Provo at 2000 North, 2800 West, 1680 North, 820 North, Draper Lane, 900 West, 700 West, 500 West and Freedom Boulevard.

Construction Activity:

Crews will be removing a sound wall just south of University Parkway in Orem, so they can begin work on the grade, and installing chain link fence at 2000 North in Provo. Between 1680 North and 820 North crews will continue to surface, line and dress the track. Road striping will take place at 500 South 900 West, 600 South and 400 South and track construction will take place between 700 West and Freedom Boulevard. Permanent fencing will be installed between 600 West and Freedom Boulevard and from University Avenue to 900 South crews will be clearing and grubbing the corridor and conducting mass excavation work.

Traffic Impacts:

At the 2000 North crossing in Provo there will be concrete work on Tuesday and truck traffic with flaggers on Wednesday.

Provo Station:

Crews will continue to place granular fill for the platform.

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
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Marc Bowman
UTA Community Involvement Specialist

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