Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

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UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: June 18, 2010

UTA thanks everyone who attended the unveiling of its new light rail vehicles this morning. Construction of the Mid-Jordan TRAX extension is moving forward, and the line should be operational by late 2011.

* 5200 West will be closed at the railroad crossing on Saturday, June 19th from 7 am to 5 pm.

* The Jordan River Parkway Trail will reopen 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)

Concrete work continues at station platforms in Daybreak. Crews are also testing the new light rail vehicles in this segment.

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)

Crews are also repaving the railroad crossing at 5200 West, and finishing concrete work on the 4800 West station platform. Overhead catenary system (OCS) poles are being erected and arms are being installed near 4000 West.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Installation of new asphalt pavement at the railroad crossing on 5200 West.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 5200 West will be closed Saturday, June 19 between 7 am and 5 pm.

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 complete, and crews have nearly finished installing concrete medians and sidewalks. Concrete work is moving forward at the Bangerter and 2700 West station platforms. Crews are also working to complete track work in this segment.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Asphalt paving at the 2700 West railroad crossing.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 2700 West will be closed at the railroad crossing from Wednesday, June 30

through Friday, July 2.

Gardner Village Area

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

The Jordan River Parkway Trail will reopen Tuesday, June 22 as crews have nearly completed widening the embankment of the rail right-of-way between 7800 South and the Jordan River. Work has now begun to shape the embankment just south of 7800 South. Workers continue installing OCS foundations between the Jordan River and Bingham Junction station.

* 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 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. Work is also progressing at the site of the future west platform at the Fashion Place station. 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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