Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

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UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: May 21, 2010

* Redwood Road between 7800 South and 9000 South will be subject to ongoing lane closures through late May. The full closure of Redwood Road has been postponed to later in June due to inclement weather this weekend.

*Winchester Street will be closed between the TRAX crossing and 300 West (Cottonwood Street) from May 24 through June 1.

* The Jordan River Parkway Trail will be closed from 7800 South north to the UTA Jordan River bridge for approximately two weeks, from June 3 through June 18.

* Please use caution when approaching railroad crossings throughout the project area. Crews and equipment travel on the rails frequently.

Winchester Street Businesses Open During Construction

Although Winchester Street will be closed from May 24 through June 1, business access will still be maintained, and UTA encourages residents to continue to shop at businesses located on Winchester. West of the construction area, customers can access businesses via Winchester Street or 300 West (Cottonwood Street). East of the construction area, customers can access businesses using Winchester Street – the street is only closed at the TRAX crossing. The following Winchester Street businesses are still open during construction:

West Side Nursery

Winchester Gardens

Taylor D’Shaw Salon

Wood Connection Furniture

The Whistle Stop

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)

Work continues on the landscaping at the 5600 West station and Park & Ride. Finish work at the Daybreak South and Daybreak North station platforms is ongoing.

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)

Track and grading/drainage work is moving forward in Old Bingham. OCS installation is essentially complete, and the station platform concrete work continues.

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. The 2700 West Park & Ride lot will be paved this week. Concrete work is moving forward at the Bangerter and 2700 West station platforms, and foundations for OCS poles are being installed.

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

TRAFFIC IMPACT: The lane closure originally scheduled for this weekend (May 21-24) has been postponed.

Gardner Village Area

(This segment continues along the UPRR Bingham Branch northeast from Gardner Village to 700 West)

The Jordan River Parkway Trail will be closed between Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 18 as crews begin widening the embankment of the rail right-of-way between 7800 South and the Jordan River. Embankment work is in progress between 1300 South and 7800 South. The concrete has been poured at the 7800 South bridge, and removal of the forms will be complete this week.

NEW ACTIVITY: Embankment work between the Jordan River and 7800 South.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: The Jordan River Parkway Trail will be closed from 7800 South to the Jordan River from Thursday, June 3 through Friday, June 18.

ACTIVITY: 7800 South bridge deck work.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Lane shifts on 7800 South from Monday, May 17 through Tuesday, May 25.

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)

The new rail crossing at Winchester Street is scheduled for construction beginning May 24. Crews will reconstruct the existing northbound TRAX crossing as well as construct a new crossing for the Mid-Jordan line. The excavation for the new Fashion Place station platform should be complete next week. Track work, including switches, derails and signals, is progressing. Work is also moving forward in the Lovendahl Yard.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Construction of a new rail crossing at Winchester Street and renovation of the existing crossing

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Winchester Street will be closed between the TRAX crossing and 300 West (Cottonwood Street) from May 24 through June 1.

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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