Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

Gallivan Plaza TRAXImage by Steven Vance via Flickr
UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: September 24, 2010

* Traffic on 7800 South in West Jordan will be subject to lane shifts continuing through early October.

* 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 continue installing canopy components including bench brackets and side slats. Crews will also be cleaning up at the 5600 West park & ride.

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)

Miscellaneous track work continues in this segment. Crews will be striping the 4800 West park & ride.

Sugar Factory Area

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

Work moves forward for the entrance to the West Jordan City Center park & ride. Light pole foundations are being poured. Track and overhead catenary system (OCS) work continues in this segment.

Gardner Village Area

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

Canopies are scheduled to be erected at the Bingham Junction station, and ADA ramps are scheduled to be poured as well. Landscaping continues at the Historic Gardner park & ride.

ACTIVITY: Bridge repairs at 7800 South

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 7800 South will have lane shifts in place through early October.

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)

Grading crews continue working at the Fashion Place park & ride, and curb, gutter and sidewalks are being constructed. The canopies are scheduled to be painted, and the dirt parking lot south of the Y tracks is scheduled for grading prior to being paved in early October. OCS and electrical work continues.

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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