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UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: August 4, 2010
* Cottonwood Street will be closed between Winchester Street and 6500 South from Monday, August 16 through Thursday, September 2.
* Traffic on 7800 South in West Jordan will be subject to lane shifts continuing through mid-September.
* Night work near Winchester Street will continue through Saturday, September 11.
* 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. Crews will be installing roof panels at the station canopies.
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. Landscape work at the 4800 West park & ride is nearly complete. The traffic signal at 5200 West will be activated soon.
Sugar Factory Area
(This segment continues northeast along the UPRR Bingham Branch from approximately Bangerter
Highway to Gardner Village)
Grading work continues at the Redwood park & ride, prior to construction of curbing, gutters and asphalt paving. Concrete work continues at the Redwood station platform, and landscaping begins at the 2700 West park & ride. Crews continue to string overhead catenary system (OCS) wire.
Gardner Village Area
(This segment continues along the UPRR Bingham Branch northeast from Gardner Village to 700 West)
Work on the 7800 South bridge moves forward as construction crews paint the new bridge and conduct repairs on the old one. The Gardner Village park & ride is scheduled to be paved next week. OCS poles are being erected in this segment, and track work moves continues.
ACTIVITY: Bridge repairs at 7800 South
TRAFFIC IMPACT: 7800 South will have lane shifts in place through mid-September.
(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.
* NEW ACTIVITY: Reconstruction of Cottonwood Street in cooperation with Murray City.
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Cottonwood Street will be closed between Winchester Street and 6500 South from Monday, August 16 through Thursday, September 2.
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, September 11.
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.