Friday, June 04, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

Jordan River Parkway in the Cottonwood Grove parkImage via Wikipedia

Contact: Gerry Carpenter, 801-859-6095

Date: June 4, 2010 Press Release

Jordan River Parkway Closure
In Midvale for TRAX Construction

A section of the Jordan River Parkway trail near Gardner Village will close for two weeks beginning Tuesday, June 8, to accommodate TRAX construction in the area. The trail will reopen on June 23.

The closure will extend from 7800 South to approximately 7400 South in Midvale. There will be no trail detour for the duration of the work. The closure will allow construction crews to bring in fill material and widen the railroad embankment for the future Mid-Jordan TRAX line. This is the final trail closure related to this project.

Questions from the public regarding this closure should be directed to the Mid-Jordan TRAX construction hotline at (888) 550-2211.

UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: June 4, 2010

* Redwood Road will be closed at the railroad crossing at approximately 8050 South in West Jordan from 10 pm Saturday, June 5 through 2 pm Sunday, June 6. Please use an alternate route.

* The Jordan River Parkway Trail will be closed from 7800 South north to the UTA Jordan River bridge for approximately two weeks, from June 8 through June 22.

* 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)

Work continues on the landscaping at the 5600 West station and Park & Ride. Crews are installing concrete bench foundations and ADA-accessible ramps at the station platforms.

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. Crews are inspecting and testing overhead catenary system (OCS) poles and wires, and concrete curbing, sidewalks and gutters are being installed at the park & rides. This week, crews will resume installation of sound wall panels along Old Bingham Highway between 4000 West and Bangerter Highway.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Storm drain tie-in at Old Bingham Highway

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Old Bingham Highway will be closed just south of 9000 South from June 14 to June 18.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Installation of sound wall panels along Old Bingham Highway between 4000 South and Bangerter Highway

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Old Bingham Highway will be subject to intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, June 14.

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. Concrete work is moving forward at the Bangerter and 2700 West station platforms, and foundations for OCS poles are being installed. Crews are also installing ballast and laying rail throughout this segment.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Rail installation at the Redwood Road rail crossing.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Redwood Road will be closed from approximately 8020 South to 8150 South beginning Saturday night, June 5, at 10 pm. Redwood Road will reopen at 2 pm on Sunday, June 6.

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

TRAFFIC IMPACT: From 7 pm Friday, June 4 through 5 am Monday, June 7, 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 will be closed between Tuesday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 22 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. Work continues at the Jordan River bridge and the 700 West bridge, and at the Gardner Village Park & Ride.

* 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 Tuesday, June 8 through Tuesday, June 22.

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, including switches, derails and signals, is moving forward on both sides of Cottonwood Street as crews work towards connecting the Mid-Jordan line with the Sandy-Salt Lake line. Lovendahl Yard track work continues as switches, pre-curved rail and other special track is 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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