Friday, June 25, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

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UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: June 25, 2010

* 2700 West will be closed between Sugar Factory Road and Spaulding Lane from Wednesday, June 30th through Friday, July 2. It will reopen on Saturday, July 3.

* Sugar Factory Road will be closed at 2700 West from Wednesday, June 30th through Friday, July 2. It will reopen on Saturday, July 3.

* The Jordan River Parkway Trail is now open in its permanent configuration. The temporary detour over the railroad tracks south of the Jordan River bridge has been


* 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 continue finishing concrete work on the 4800 West station platform. The sound berm extension on the west side of Wasatch Meadows has been rescheduled for this week. Crews will also be working to repair the drainage channel west of 4800 West.

Sugar Factory Area

(This segment continues northeast along the UPRR Bingham Branch from approximately Bangerter
Highway to Gardner Village)

Concrete work continues at the Bangerter and 2700 West station platforms – the canopies have been erected at Bangerter, and will soon be installed at 2700 West as well. OCS work progresses as well, as nearly all poles have been installed and wire is being hung.

* 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. Sugar Factory Road will be closed at 2700 West during this time.

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 open. 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. Grading at the Gardner Village park & ride lot and concrete work at the station platform are both scheduled for this week.

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.

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