Construction progress continues on the West Valley TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this five-mile project has been separated into seven construction “reaches,” or segments, for management and planning purposes. The map below shows each construction reach in a different color, starting with Reach 1 in light green on the south end of the project and ending with Reach 7 in dark green on the north end.
Currently, construction is taking place in all reaches.
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 along
Current Construction: Preliminary construction continues as third party utility relocations take place on
Upcoming Construction: Construction is scheduled to begin on 2700 West from 3500 South to 3100 South the first week of December. This work will mainly include utility relocations and will proceed along the side of the roadway. Impacts to motorists should be minimal when this work begins.
Work is also anticipated to begin along
Traffic Impacts: Current impacts to motorists should be minimal at this time; however, there will be minor lane restrictions as utility companies work along
Reach Description: Reach 2 is the area along 3100 South from
Current Construction: Currently a sewer tie-in was completed at The E Center on the south side of 3100 South. Utility pole relocation and other utility work on the north side of 3100 South have also been completed in this area.
Upcoming Construction: Construction is anticipated to intensify on the south side of 3100 South just east of
Work is also scheduled to begin near I-215 and 3100 South in mid-November. Some utility work is planned near The E Center in December.
Traffic Impacts: Current impacts to motorists should be minimal in this reach because the majority of work takes place along the sides of 3100 South.
Reach Description: Reach 3 is the area along
Current Construction: Crews have completed the sewer line on the west side of
Crews have also started to expose utility lines along
Upcoming Construction: Nighttime construction will take place during the week of October 27 -31 on
There will be a few temporary driveway closures along
Construction is anticipated to take place along
Traffic is anticipated to switch again from the west side of
· Currently, traffic has switched to the west side of
Please be mindful of workers in this area and obey posted speed limits.
Reach Description: Reach 4 runs through the
Current Construction: The majority of construction taking place on the West Valley Line is currently taking place in this area. Construction in this reach is on the east side of
Crews have reinforced a box culvert that runs along the Crosstowne Trail and have backfilled the area with dirt. Crews continue to install the foundations that hold the overhead wiring system for TRAX throughout the
Upcoming Construction: Sound walls for the area located on either side of the Crosstowne Trail between
· The Crosstowne Trail along 2770 South just east of
Reach Description: Reach 5 will include construction along 1070 West in the
Current Construction: Crews have started preliminary construction in this reach along 1070 West. They are currently “potholing” or exposing utility lines in this area to determine their exact locations under the street. The majority of utility work in this area is taking place on 1070 West just north of Parkway Avenue. Access is being maintained in this area and impacts to motorist should be minimal at this time.
Crews have created a corridor for TRAX that extends from Reach 4 to connect with 1070 West in this reach.
Upcoming Construction: Heavier utility work will begin along 1070 West in the industrial section of
Traffic Impacts: Currently, any impact to motorists should be minimal in this construction reach.
Reach Description: Reach 6 runs through the Union Pacific Railroad’s Roper Yard area. Although there are no businesses and residents in this reach, extensive coordination will take place with the Union Pacific Railroad to ensure that freight deliveries and other train travel will be maintained. Reach 6 will include an extensive bridging system that will enable TRAX to operate above ground, over other train traffic in this area.
Current Construction: Crews have installed steel piles 120’ into the ground to form the main foundations for the aerial bridge that will carry TRAX over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. These steel piles are welded together and then pounded into the earth until they reach bedrock to form the basis of the bridge structure.
Upcoming Construction: Coordination will continue with the Union Pacific Railroad to install utility lines and bridge structures in this reach.
Traffic Impacts: Not applicable. This is a Union Pacific Railroad work area.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the West Valley Line will connect with the current North/South TRAX Line. Construction in this reach will take place along
Current Construction: Crews have removed the old track along
Upcoming Construction: The storm drain installation at
A temporary nighttime intersection closure is scheduled at
Traffic Impacts: Access will be maintained along
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 temporary access might be required.
Construction on the project 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 the 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 further questions not answered by this report or any 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.
Please note that construction information provided is subject to change.