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Construction progress continues on the Airport TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this six-mile project has been separated into seven construction “reaches,” or segments, for management and planning purposes. The map below shows each construction reach in a different color, starting with Reach 1 in dark red by the airport and ending with Reach 7 in light green on the east end of the project.
A description of what is happening in each area is listed below. If you need further construction information, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854.
Reach Description: Reach 1 is the area that extends from Terminal One at the Salt Lake City International Airport on the side of the Airport Access Road to the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course.
Work continues on wet and dry utility work along 3700 West. Various traffic restrictions are in place for internal airport traffic; however, access is being maintained.
Crews are currently excavating the east side of 3700 West from the U.S. Post Office to 400 North. After sidewalks and driveways are restored, crews will continue north towards 510 North with similar activities. Lane restrictions will be in place, but access will be maintained.
Crews are working on cast-in-place walls and excavating the guideway between the X Bar Bridge and 3700 West.
· The Rocky Mountain Power crossing may not need to cross Terminal drive, crews are waiting on more information. We will keep you posted.
Right lane restrictions along Bangerter Highway just north of the I-80 off-ramp entering the airport are in place Monday through Friday, and occasionally on Saturday.
A traffic plan has been distributed to the 3700 West businesses. This plan does not affect those traveling to the airport.
Reach Description: Reach 2 extends from the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course along the Airport Access Road fence line to 2400 West.
Crews are excavating for upcoming wall work.
Wet and dry utility work continues in this area.
Reach Description: Reach 3 extends from 2400 West along North Temple to I-215. This is the reach where TRAX will move from the side of the road to the center of North Temple.
Crews are working at the 2200 West and North Temple intersection. Various traffic restrictions will be in place, but access to Park ‘n Jet will be maintained at all times.
Curb, gutter, sidewalk, and wet and dry utility work continues to make its way west in this reach.
Crews are installing signal conduit at 2200 West and 2400 West.
Crews have removed a portion of the island between North Temple and Old North Temple and restoration is in progress. Lane restrictions are in place, but access to Old North Temple is being maintained.
Cast in place wall work continues
Reach Description: Reach 4 extends from I-215 to just east or Redwood Road on North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include a station located at approximately 1950 West. Access to the many businesses and governmental organizations will be maintained.
Wet and dry utility work is taking place on North Temple approaching Redwood Road.
Crews are working nights on the joint trench crossings. This work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Noise is expected to be minimal as louder activities will take place during the day.
Crews are removing and replacing curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveways on the south side of North Temple between Redwood Road and 1950 West.
Crews are also relocating utilities on the south side of North Temple between Redwood Road and 1950 West. There will be lane restrictions, but access to businesses will be maintained and signage will be provided.
In the coming weeks, crews will begin sewer sag repairs at Orange Street and North Temple. At this time, various lane restrictions will be in place, but access to businesses will be maintained and signage will be provided. In preparation, various activities will take place near Orange Street. As we get closer to construction we will meet with businesses in this area.
Crews will continue relocating hydrants and water services in the upcoming weeks. We will continue to meet with the businesses and coordinate any planned interruptions to services.
Traffic Impacts: There are right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass and Redwood Road. As work progresses, there will be additional lane restrictions for both east and west bound traffic, although access will be maintained.
Reach Description: Reach 5 extends from just east of Redwood Road on North Temple to the Jordan River. TRAX will be center running and includes a station at 1500 West. Access to the many businesses and office complexes will be maintained.
Work continues on the south side of the Jordan River Bridge as crews work on the bridge deck. Crews are forming and pouring transition slabs. The Jordan River Bridge is on schedule to be completed before the Utah State Fair in September.
There is occasional potholing for dry utilities taking place ahead of construction.
In the coming weeks crews will begin wet and dry utility work.
Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction.
Reach Description: Reach 6 extends from the Jordan River to I-15 along North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include two stations located at approximately 1100 West and 800 West. Access to the many businesses and the State Fairpark will be maintained.
No work is currently taking place in this reach.
Crews will begin relocating City Creek West from the Jordan River Bridge to 1000 West in late July.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic management is in place near the Jordan River Bridge and is limited to one lane in each direction.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the Airport Line will connect with the current north/south TRAX Line at the Arena Station. This reach extends from I-15 to 400 West along North Temple and turns south on 400 West to South Temple. Access to offices and the Gateway will be maintained.
The North Temple Viaduct re-construction project began April 18 and will continue for approximately 18 months. Crews are now nearing completion of the demoltion portion of the work.
Crews are drilling 16 drill shafts for the new viaduct. Four of these shafts have been drilled, set, and poured. This work will take place for approximately three weeks and noise is expected to be minimal.
Wet and dry utility relocations are taking place to prepare for the City Creek East relocation.
No night work is scheduled for the viaduct; however, if Union Pacific Railroad grants approval for night work we will notify all residents and businesses in the area as soon as possible.
Crews are potholing and boring on 400 West (MCI fiber)
Crews will be relocating MCI Utility at the intersection of 50 North and 400 West
Please see the viaduct construction guide below to find out how to get around during construction.
Construction is permitted to take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Additionally, specific activities may require different working hours depending upon conditions and will be coordinated with city officials.
If you are interested in learning more about the construction project, please call our toll-free 24-hour hotline at (888) 800-8854.
For More Information
Timely and helpful 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) 800-8854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.
Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.
Front End Grille Serves up Genuine Service and Great Food
Even in the roughest of circumstances, you just might find
the best food and nicest people in town. Adjacent to and hosting
various mechanics’ garages and the Next Step Home Foundation, the
Front End Grille offers up a 50’s style eating experience, along with
an old-fashioned full-service attitude.
Opening in February 2008, this oldstyle
diner, located at 510 West and 200
North, has served a wide variety of people
in the community—including those who are
dealing with a car or a life that has hit a
bump in the road.
―I just love it here,‖ said the
Grille’s manager, Louann. ―We have people from the neighborhood
[and as far as Draper] who come in everyday. And it’s not just for
the food, but for the company.‖ Serving up specialty foods—
including breakfast all day-- the Grille’s interior features murals painted by local artists and the outside
dining patio is shaded under full-sized trees.
More than just a stop along the way, the Front End Grille also manages a community of
businesses on its property under the name of Trackside. The well-maintained offices upstairs are home to
various businesses, including the Next Step Home Foundation – which also manages The Rail Event
Center-- Nourse Productions, TM Keaty & Associates, and SLC Mediation, Trackside provides several
garages for tenets such as DeBreeze Automotive, D&C Welding and Repair, JT Auto
Body, Gaytan Car
The Front End Grille is a place where ―you just belong,‖ Louann said.