Saturday, July 10, 2010
Airport TRAX Line Construction Update
Construction progress continues on the Airport TRAX Line. To keep business and traffic impacts to a minimum, this six-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 dark red by the airport and ending with Reach 7 in light green on the east end of the project.
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 that extends from Terminal One at the Salt Lake City International Airport on the side of the Airport Access Road to the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course.
Work continues on wet and dry utility work along 3700 West. Various traffic restrictions are in place for internal airport traffic; however, access is being maintained.
Crews are currently excavating the east side of 3700 West from the United States Post Office to 400 North. After sidewalks and driveways are restored, crews will continue north towards 510 North with similar activities. Lane restrictions will be in place, but access will be maintained.
Crews are working on walls and excavating the guideway between the X Bar Bridge and 3700 West.
· Crews are waiting on more information, but the Rocky Mountain Power crossing may not need to cross Terminal drive. We will keep you posted.
Right lane restrictions along Bangerter Highway just north of the I-80 off-ramp entering the airport are in place Monday through Friday, and occasionally on Saturday.
A traffic plan has been distributed to the 3700 West businesses. This plan does not affect those traveling to the airport.
Reach Description: Reach 2 extends from the surplus canal bridge just north of the Wingpointe Golf Course along the Airport Access Road fence line to 2400 West.
Deck work is nearing completion at Surplus South.
Crews are working on wet and dry utility work.
Reach Description: Reach 3 extends from 2400 West along North Temple to I-215. This is the reach where TRAX will move from the side of the road to the center of North Temple.
Curb, gutter, sidewalk, and wet and dry utility work continues to make its way west.
Crews are currently installing signal conduit at 2200 and 2400 West.
Crews have removed a portion of the island between North Temple and Old North Temple and restoration is in progress. Lane restrictions are in place, but access to Old North Temple will be maintained.
Cast-in-place wall work continues.
Beginning next week, crews will work at the 2200 West and North Temple intersection. Traffic restrictions will be in place, but access will be maintained.
Reach Description: Reach 4 extends from I-215 to just east Redwood Road on North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include a station located at approximately 1950 West. Access to the many businesses and governmental organizations will be maintained.
Wet and dry utility work is taking place on North Temple approaching Redwood Road.
Crews are working nights on the joint trench crossings. This work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Noise is expected to be minimal as louder activities will take place during the day.
Crews are removing and replacing curb, gutter, sidewalks and driveways on the south side of North Temple between Redwood Road and 1950 West.
Crews are also relocating utilities on the south side of North Temple between Redwood Road and 1950 West. There will be lane restrictions, but access will be maintained and signage will be provided.
In the coming weeks, crews will begin sewer sag repairs at Orange Street and North Temple. At this time, various lane restrictions will be in place, but access to businesses will be maintained and signage will be provided. In preparation to this work various activities will take place near Orange Street. As we get closer to construction we will meet with businesses.
Crews will begin relocating a gas line early next week on the south side of North Temple between Redwood Road and Duder Street, which will require various temporary driveway closures. Before this work begins we will meet with businesses.
Crews will continue relocating hydrants and water services in the upcoming weeks. We will continue to meet with businesses and coordinate any planned interruptions to services.
Traffic Impacts: There are right/left lane restrictions between the I-215 overpass and Redwood Road. As work progresses, there will be additional lane restrictions for both east and west bound traffic, although access will be maintained.
Reach Description: Reach 5 extends from just east of Redwood Road on North Temple to the Jordan River. TRAX will be center running and includes a station at 1500 West. Access to the many businesses and office complexes will be maintained.
Work continues on the south side of the Jordan River Bridge as crews work on the deck and form and pour columns. The Jordan River Bridge is on schedule to be completed before the Utah State Fair in September.
There is occasional potholing for dry utilities taking place ahead of construction.
In the coming weeks crews will begin wet and dry utility work.
Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction.
Reach Description: Reach 6 extends from the Jordan River to I-15 along North Temple. TRAX will be center running and will include two stations located at approximately 1100 West and 800 West. Access to the many businesses and the State Fairpark will be maintained.
No work is currently taking place.
Crews will begin relocating City Creek West from the Jordan River Bridge to 1000 West in late July.
On July 10, North Temple will be closed from 600 West to 700 West for the Mestizo’s West Side Art’s Festival.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic management is in place near the Jordan River Bridge and is limited to one lane in each direction.
Reach Description: Reach 7 is the area where the Airport TRAX Line will connect with the current north/south Line at the Arena Station. This reach extends from I-15 to 400 West along North Temple and turns south on 400 West to South Temple. Access to offices and the Gateway will be maintained.
The North Temple Viaduct re-construction project began April 18 and will continue for approximately 18 months. Crews are now nearing completion of demolition.
Crews are drilling 16 drill shafts for the new viaduct. Two of these shafts have been drilled, set, and poured. This work will take place for approximately three weeks and noise is expected to be minimal.
Wet and dry utility relocations are taking place to prepare for the City Creek East relocation.
No night work is scheduled for the viaduct; however, if Union Pacific Railroad grants approval for night work we will notify all residents and businesses in the area as soon as possible.
Crews are potholing and boring on 400 West to relocate MCI Utility at the intersection of 50 North and 400 West
Please see the viaduct construction guide below to find out how to get around during construction.
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 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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) 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 questions or 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.
Little Pet Stop Around the Corner
The dogs and cats of North Temple have found a friend in the
Pet Stop Veterinary Clinic, where they find not only attention for
their “owies” and illnesses, but preventative care for a long, healthy -
- and slobbery -- life. “Pet care begins with a healthy start,” said Tess,
office manager for the clinic. “At Pet Stop Vet Clinic, we provide for
your pet a full range of dental, medical and surgical services.”
Pet Stop Veterinary Clinic, located at 44 North 800 West –
just south of North Temple-- is a full service clinic providing
affordable, quality care to cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and pocket pets
for more than 25 years. And not only are these services provided under the quality care of Dr. Matthew
Belman, Cornell University graduate, the clinic offers some unique pricing options to help local patients
and their masters pay for the care they need. The basic, primary and optimum health plans provide for
a complete assortment of services for one yearly payment, which can
also be paid through a three month, no interest, payment plan.
“We are conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City
minutes from the freeway,” said Tess, whose own dog, Bailey, has
received and continues to receive quality care at the clinic. “We
recommend that puppies and kittens begin their immunizations at six
to eight weeks of age against a variety of diseases prevalent in our
area. A series of timed boosters is imperative so your pet develops a
strong immune system.” Call 801-531-0662 for more information on
their health plans or visit www.petstopvet.com.