Saturday, June 19, 2010

Front Runner Construction Update

Downtown Salt Lake City in June 2009Image via Wikipedia


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

Below is the FrontRunner South construction update for June 19 – 25. 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 work on a pier collar and one of the abutments. They will also be placing panels for the wrap-around walls at the bridge and backfilling them. At the 4500 South bridge, crews will finish excavation for the north abutment and drive H-pile.

Traffic Impacts:

On 3300 South the eastbound left lane and westbound right lane will be closed Monday through Thursday.

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:

The crossing upgrade work scheduled for last week at the 4800 South crossing was rescheduled for this week due to flooding. Upgrades include signal and track work, the installation of concrete medians and signs, road striping, and asphalt replacement. At the 5300 South bridge crews will continue work on a cheek wall and at the 7200 South bridge crews will continue to install slope paving.

Traffic Impacts:

The 4800 South crossing will be closed from Monday, June 14 through Sunday, June 20.

On 5300 South the right lanes eastbound and westbound will be closed on Monday. The westbound right lane will also be closed Tuesday through Thursday.

Murray Station:

Crews will continue backfilling at the Murray Station platform.

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 wall construction will resume between 9120 South and 9400 South. At the flyover bridge, crews will place surcharge on the north side of the bridge, and at 10000 South, crews will continue storm drain and water line work. Just south of 10000 South, crews will be excavating and pouring a leveling pad for a retaining wall. At 10600 South crews will be drilling a shaft for the bridge Saturday night through Monday morning. They will also be relocating a utility pedestal and installing conduit and fiber infrastructure near the bridge.

Between 10600 South and Jordan Gateway, crews will be installing temporary fencing, clearing and grubbing the corridor and excavating for a wall. From Jordan Gateway to 11400 South, crews will install irrigation boxes, storm drain and also excavate the grade. Between 11400 South and 12300 South, crews will locate and place protection for utilities in the area of a wall that will run behind Clintwood Dr. They will also be installing field fence, excavating and embanking the grade, and installing an irrigation siphon in the area. At the Bangerter Highway bridge, crews will continue work on one of the piers.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers on 9400 South Monday through Friday.

There will be a lane closure on 10000 South Monday through Wednesday; there will be flaggers directing traffic.

On 10600 South, all westbound lanes and one or two eastbound left lanes will be closed from Saturday, June 12, at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, June 14, at 5:00 a.m.

On Bangerter Highway the two westbound left lanes and the eastbound left lane will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

South Jordan Station:

Lightweight fill for the job is being stored at the station site.

Draper Future Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

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

Construction Activity:

Crews will begin excavation of the slope below the Thanksgiving Point golf course.

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:

Crews will be demolishing track at Union Pacific’s Mesa Siding. At the 2300 West bridge crews will work on one of the abutment’s wing walls and at the 2100 North bridge crews will set the final bridge girders and work on the bridge deck. At 1500 North, crews will install a duct bank tie-in, and between 900 North and 500 West, crews will excavate for a ditch, finish slopes, prepare the sub grade, remove surcharge and place sub ballast. Between 200 South and 300 South crews will continue constructing a minor wall.

Traffic Impacts:

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

Lehi Station:

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

Work on the pedestrian tunnel footings and ramp and stairs will continue this week. Crews will also be excavating for a detention pond near the station site.

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

Construction Activity:

In American Fork, between the American Fork Station site and 200 South, crews will install barb wire fencing, place ballast mat and stage ties. Crews will also place ballast mat between 200 South and Storrs Avenue. Construction on a retention pond near the 1100 South crossing and road realignment work near the 1500 South crossing will continue.

In Vineyard, track boxes will be installed between 5200 North and 400 North, and in Orem duct bank tie-ins will be installed at 400 South. Crews will place bottom ballast on the ballast mat and place ties and construct track between 400 South and 800 South. Fencing work will continue at the soil nail wall constructed near University Parkway.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic with flaggers on 1100 South in American Fork on Monday.

In American Fork, 500 East will be closed near 1100 South Tuesday through Sunday.

In Orem there will be truck traffic with flaggers on 800 South Monday and Tuesday.

American Fork Station:

At the Park and Ride Lot crews will work on a wall, wash concrete and stripe the parking lot, and continue installing landscaping.

Vineyard Future Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

Orem Station:

Crews will continue to work on snowmelt facilities as well as 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 in Provo at 2000 North, 2800 West, 1680 North, 820 North, Draper Lane, 900 West, 700 West, 500 West and Freedom Boulevard.

Construction Activity:

Between University Parkway in Orem and 2000 North in Provo, crews will place sub ballast and bottom ballast. Between 2000 North and 1680 North crews will surface, line and dress the track and between 1680 North and 820 North crews will de-stress the track. Permanent fence will be installed between 500 West and Freedom Boulevard and mass excavation and stabilization work will take place from Freedom Boulevard to University Avenue. South of University Avenue crews will install a Union Pacific signal communications line.

Traffic Impacts:

There will be truck traffic on Freedom Boulevard in Provo Monday through Friday.

Provo Station:

There are no construction activities to report.

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.

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Diamond Glass said...

I'm sure that they've said something about it on the news, but do you have any idea when the construction for the on-ramp in American Fork or the mess on I-15 all throughout Utah County will be taken care of? This Speed Limit 55 is killing me every morning.

Adams G3 Collision Repair said...

haha, its I-15 construction it will never be done. The completed American Fork on-ramp looks really nice though.