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Construction continues on UTA’s 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 excavating the east side of 3700 West from the U.S. Post Office to 510 North. Work will continue in this area toward gate 13. During this time, lane restrictions will be in place; however, access will be maintained.
Crews have begun work on the 24’’ sewer installation. This work will take place within the internal airport lots.
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.
Bailey Blvd (Airport Internal) will be closed 7pm to 5am on Aug. 5, 6, 9, and 10.
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.
Work on lock and load walls 1 and 3 will be completed early next week.
In approximately one week crews will begin work on duct bank runs from X Bar to 2400 West.
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 currently working at the 2200 West and North Temple intersection. The first phase of this work is complete and the Park ‘n Jet driveway is open. Various traffic restrictions will be in place during this work; however, access to businesses will be maintained.
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 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; however, access to Old North Temple is being maintained.
Cast in place wall work continues.
Reach Description: Reach 4 extends from I-215 to 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 will tie in gas line services early next week on the south side of North Temple near Redwood Road. During this work there will be a time where a maintenance truck will be in parking lots to do the tie in. Access will be maintained.
Crews are currently boring for a gas line under the Redwood Road and North Temple intersection. Various traffic restrictions will be in place; however, access will be maintained.
Crews are removing and replacing curb, gutter, sidewalk 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 trench utility relocation.
Storm drain work continues and is approaching 1950 West on North Temple.
Crews are 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 to all businesses will be maintained and signage will be provided.
Traffic signal work, including conduits, pedestals and junction boxes, is taking place.
Crews to begin Joint Trench Crossing at Orange Street next week. At this time, various lane restrictions will be in place; however, 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 September 7. 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 be meeting with businesses in this area.
The week following Labor Day weekend crews will begin demolition and reconstruction work at the Redwood Road and North Temple intersection. During this time significant traffic restrictions and closures will take place. As we get closer to construction we will be meeting 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 throughout the day. 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 businesses and the State Fairpark will be maintained.
Crews are removing and replacing City Creek West from the Jordan River Bridge to 1000 West. This work will be completed before the State Fair.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic control near the Jordan River Bridge, which is limited to one lane in each direction, has been extended to support City Creek West work. This traffic control will switch from one side of the bridge to the other as City Creek progresses
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 will continue for approximately 18 months.
Crews are drilling 16 shafts for the new North Temple Viaduct. Eight of these shafts have been drilled, set, and poured and the ninth is under way. 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.
Off-hours 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.
Night work is scheduled for the following date and time while pouring the Abutment Caps at the Viaduct
Friday August 13 from 4am until 9am
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 this portion of 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 email@example.com. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.
Home of “Killer Mexican Food”
Brings North Temple to Life
It goes without saying, if
you’re looking for great Mexican
food in Salt Lake City, you go to
the Red Iguana. After 40 years
of successful business, being
recognized as Utah’s most
awarded Mexican Restaurant with more than 38 national and local
awards, even City Weekly asks, “Can anyone remember a year
when Red Iguana didn’t win the Best of Utah award for Best
What may not have been mentioned is that despite the
ongoing lunch-time lines of customers that circle the building at
736 West and continuing rave reviews, Red Iguana is feeling the
pinch of TRAX construction along North Temple. Owners of the famous eatery,
however, are taking the bull by the horn, voicing their optimism for a better
community and taking an active role in ensuring that none of the businesses
along North Temple are forgotten.
“We are a part of this community,” said owner Bill Coker, proudly
displaying the community-developed button that reads, “Shop North Temple, I
Do.” And he’s a man of his word. Coker and his wife Lucy Cardenas, daughter of the original owners,
have been instrumental in the distribution of these buttons. Coker also participates in a local
community advisory committee, which works to bring North Temple businesses together to discuss
construction and strategies to mitigate its impact on the local economy. “I have a business to run,” he
says, although he still invests his valuable time in helping plan a marketing campaign for businesses
affected by the reconstruction of the North Temple viaduct.
If you would like to join Bill Coker’s efforts to reshape the North Temple community, call him at
801-322-1489 or Bill Knowles at 801-580-2626.