Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

Gallivan Plaza TRAXImage by Steven Vance via Flickr
UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: September 10, 2010

* Winchester Street will remain closed at the TRAX crossing through Friday, September 17.

* 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.

* 3200 West will remain closed at 8600 South in West Jordan through September 17.

* 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.

Daybreak Area

(This segment runs north through the Daybreak development to Old Bingham Highway at approximately 5600 West)

New vehicle testing is ongoing in Daybreak. Crews are installing canopy components (such as slats and roof panels).

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)

Canopy work continues at 4800 West. Crews continue preparing the berms for hydroseeding, and signal and communications equipment is being installed.

Sugar Factory Area

(This segment continues northeast along the UPRR Bingham Branch from approximately Bangerter
Highway to Gardner Village)

Work at the 3200 West crossing will be completed next week. Crews will be installing and regulating overhead catenary system (OCS) wire from Redwood Road to Gardner Village.

* ACTIVITY: Installation of storm drain, new asphalt, curb, gutter and concrete medians at 3200 West

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 3200 West will be closed at the intersection with 8600 West through September 17.

Gardner Village Area

(This segment continues along the UPRR Bingham Branch northeast from Gardner Village to 700 West)

Landscaping work is going on at Gardner Village. The station canopies at Gardner Village will be painted, and fiber optic cable is being installed.

ACTIVITY: Bridge repairs at 7800 South

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 7800 South will have lane shifts in place through mid-September.

Cottonwood Area

(This segment extends north from 700 West along the existing light rail alignment to its terminus at the 6400 South-

Fashion Place Station)

Cottonwood Street and Winchester Street will be paved next week. Grading crews will be working at the Fashion Place park & ride, and concrete will be poured for the platform ramps and landings. Work continues with track and OCS in Lovendahl Yard.

* ACTIVITY: Construction of new curb and gutter, sidewalk, concrete medians and repaving of Winchester Street.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Winchester Street will be closed between Cottonwood Street and the TRAX crossing through September 17.

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.

General Information

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 Hours

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.

Construction Tours

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 You can also visit the UTA Web site at
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