Saturday, July 24, 2010
Airport TRAX Line Construction Update
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.
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 utilities 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. Crews are scheduled to be at 510 North near Terminal One next week. During this time, lane restrictions will be in place, but access will be maintained.
Work continues on cast in place walls and excavation of the guideway between the X Bar Bridge and 3700 West.
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.
A power cutover is scheduled for lighting along the airport corridor this coming week.
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 currently 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.
Curb, gutter, sidewalk, and wet and dry utility work continues to make its way west.
Crews are installing signal conduit at 2200 and 2400 West.
Crews have removed a portion of the island between North Temple and Old North Temple and restoration is in process. Lane restrictions are in place; however, 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 of 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 during nighttime work 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.
Curb, gutter and sidewalk removal will take place between 1950 West and Redwood Road on the north side of North Temple in support of the trench utility relocation.
Storm drain work continues and is approaching 1950 West on North Temple.
Crews are also relocating utilities on the south side of North Temple between Redwood Road and 1950 West. During this work there will be lane restrictions, but access will be maintained and signage will be provided.
Traffic signal work, including conduits, pedestals and junction boxes, is currently taking place.
Crews will begin boring for a gas line under the Redwood Road and North Temple intersection beginning Wednesday, July 28. Various traffic restrictions will be in place, but access will be maintained.
Traffic signal work is scheduled to begin this week at the Redwood Road and North Temple intersection.
Crews are scheduled to begin sewer sag repairs at Orange Street and North Temple on August 2. At this time, various lane restrictions will be in place; however, access to businesses will be maintained and signage will be provided. In preparation for this work various activities are taking 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 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. Access will be maintained at all times.
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.
On Monday, July 26, crews are scheduled to begin relocating City Creek West from the Jordan River Bridge to 1000 West.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic control near the Jordan River Bridge, which is limited to one lane in each direction, will be extended to support City Creek West work.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the Airport TRAX Line will connect with the current north/south 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 continues for approximately 18 months.
Crews are drilling 16 drill shafts for the new viaduct. Seven 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.
Night work is scheduled for the following dates and times for City Creek East relocation:
o Monday, August 9 from 4 a.m. until 4 p.m.
o Sunday, August 15 from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m.
o Sunday, August 22 beginning at 12 a.m. until Monday, August 23 at 3 a.m.
Crews are potholing and boring on 400 West.
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.
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 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.