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UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: July 30, 2010
* 1300 West will be closed at the railroad crossing (approximately 7950 South) from Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30. It will reopen Saturday, July 31.
* Night work near Winchester Street will take place from Saturday night, July 24 through Saturday, August 21.
* 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.
(This segment runs north through the Daybreak development to Old Bingham Highway at approximately 5600 West)
New vehicle testing is ongoing in Daybreak. Painting the station canopies continues this week, as well as prep work prior to installation of roof panels. Crews will also be installing signs and striping at the Daybreak park & ride lots.
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 installing drainage and modifying the concrete channel along Old Bingham Highway. Weed removal is in progress. Landscape work at the 4800 West park & ride continues with planting of trees and bushes. Minor track improvements are also taking place.
Sugar Factory Area
(This segment continues northeast along the UPRR Bingham Branch from approximately Bangerter
Highway to Gardner Village)
Electrical work and light pole foundation installation continues at the Redwood park & ride. The station canopy at Redwood is scheduled for installation this week. Crews continue to string overhead catenary system (OCS) wire and install balance weight assemblies.
Gardner Village Area
(This segment continues along the UPRR Bingham Branch northeast from Gardner Village to 700 West)
Crews are scheduled to begin forming and pouring concrete for the Gardner Village platform. Track work in this section is ongoing as crews lay new track across the Jordan River and 7800 South bridges. Work continues to prepare the Gardner Village Park & Ride lot for paving in early August. The 1300 West grade crossing work should be completed today, and the road will reopen Saturday morning, July 31.
(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.
* ACTIVITY: Installation of OCS poles, wires, and power and signal equipment south of Winchester Street
* IMPACT: Work will take place during overnight hours Saturday night, July 24 through Saturday night, August 21.
This schedule is subject to change due to weather, materials issues, or unanticipated utility conflicts.
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 am to 7 pm 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) 550-2211.
For More Information
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) 550-2211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the UTA Web site at www.rideuta.com/projects/midjordanlightrail.