Saturday, August 14, 2010
Airport TRAX Line Construction Update
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.
Crews are excavating the east side of 3700 West from 510 North to 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 internal airport lots.
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 throughout this work.
Work continues on cast in place walls and excavation of the guideway between the X Bar Bridge and 3700 West.
Bailey Boulevard (an internal airport road) will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on August 13, 16 and 17.
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 working on duct bank utility runs from X Bar to 2400 West.
Crews are also working on a retaining wall south of the X Bar.
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 North Temple intersections located at 2200 West and 2400 West installing new curb, gutter and sidewalks. Various traffic restrictions are in place; however, access to businesses is being maintained.
Traffic signal cabinets are being installed at the 2200 West and 2400 West North Temple intersections.
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.
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.
Traffic signal work, including conduits, pedestals and junction boxes, is taking place at 1950 West and Redwood Road along North Temple.
Crews are installing a new gas line along North Temple, west of Orange Street.
Work is taking place on the joint trench crossing at Orange Street. Various lane restrictions are in place; however, access is being maintained.
Roadway milling will take place on the south side of North Temple on Saturday, August 14.
Wet and dry utility work is taking place on North Temple between I-215 and Redwood Road.
Night work is taking place at Redwood Road and North Temple on 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 curb, gutter, sidewalk and driveways on the south side of North Temple between Redwood Road and I-215.
Crews are scheduled to begin sewer sag repairs at Orange Street and North Temple on September 13. 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 currently taking place near Orange Street. As we get closer to construction we will meet with businesses in this area.
During the week following Labor Day, weekend crews will begin demolition and reconstruction work at the Redwood Road and North Temple intersection. Significant traffic restrictions and closures will take place during this work. As we get closer to construction we will meet with the businesses.
Crews continue to relocate 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 and 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, 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.
Crews are preparing the Jordan River Bridge to reopen before the Utah State Fair begins September 9.
There is occasional potholing for dry utilities taking place throughout this reach 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 between the Jordan River Bridge and 1000 West.
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 work 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 throughout the construction project.
The North Temple Viaduct re-construction project began April 18, 2010 and will continue for approximately 18 months.
Wet and dry utility relocations are taking place to prepare for the City Creek East relocation.
Crews are drilling 16 shafts for the new North Temple Viaduct. Eleven of these shafts have been drilled, set, and poured and the 12th shaft is underway. This work will take place for approximately three weeks and noise is expected to be minimal.
Night work is scheduled for the following dates and times for City Creek East relocation and for pouring the abutment caps:
· Sunday, August 15, from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m.
· Monday, August 16, from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
· Sunday, August 22, beginning at 12 a.m. until Monday, August 23, at 3 a.m.
Please see the viaduct construction guide below for information on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit UTA’s Web site at www.rideuta.com.
NeighborWorks Salt Lake; Building Homes, Building Lives
“Creating opportunities through housing, resident leadership, and youth and economic development,”
NeighborWorks Salt Lake (NWSL) has found success in “Rebuilding Neighborhoods… One Block at a
NWSL works to create affordable housing through partnerships with businesses and
government, and their “outstanding revitalization efforts” were recognized in
1996 by then U.S. President Bill Clinton.
This private non-profit group was launched in 1977 as Salt Lake Neighborhood
Housing Services in the East Liberty Park area of Salt Lake City and has since
grown to include neighborhoods along the North Temple
corridor. Its main offices are now located at 622 West 500
North, under the leadership of Maria Garciaz for the past two
Today NWSL has a staff of 15 and employs about 45 youth a
year. “We’re not only doing home improvement loans, we’re
doing multi-family development … [building] major subdivisions,
resident leadership … serving thousands of residents,” Garciaz said.
NWSL also invests in creative and leadership opportunities for youth,
supporting murals and artwork featured throughout the region, including
businesses along North Temple.
“When you do house-by-house, block-by-block you get to know people.
And it’s about bringing people together, identifying their needs and really seeing who you can bring to
the table to address those needs,” Garciaz said. “And the people who come to the table to help make a
difference in the community have been tremendous over our 33 years.”