Sunday, May 02, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

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UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: April 30, 2010

* Redwood Road between 7800 South and 9000 South will be subject to ongoing lane closures through late May. Work this weekend has been postponed due to weather, and will resume next weekend.

* 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)

Sidewalks, curb and gutter, and landscaping is being installed at the 5600 West Park & Ride.

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 be completing bus turnouts on Old Bingham Highway. Fiber optic cable is being installed, and work is also moving forward at the two traction power substation sites.

ACTIVITY: Construction of bus turnouts at 4800 West Station.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Lane closures on Old Bingham Highway near 4800 West from Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7.

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 is in progress. Waterline work continues at the site of the future Park & Ride. Sound wall installation at Sugar Factory Road should be complete this week, and track work is nearly complete on either side of the Redwood Road crossing.

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

TRAFFIC IMPACT: From 7 pm Friday, May 7 through 5 am Monday, May 10, 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.

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 completed this week, and next week crews will place the girders. On the 7800 South bridge, crews will be continuing work on the concrete deck and walkways.

* NEW ACTIVITY: 7800 South bridge deck work.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Lane shifts on 7800 South from Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7 and again from Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14.

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 signal work continues in this segment. The excavation for the future Fashion Place West station platform is moving forward this week as well. Crews continue preparing 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 accelerating, and track, signals and OCS are all being installed.

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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