Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mid Jordan TRAX Construction Update

UTA Mid-Jordan TRAX Line Weekly Construction Update: July 22, 2010

* 1300 West will be closed at the railroad crossing (approximately 7950 South) from Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30. It will reopen Saturday, July 31.

* Night work near Winchester Street will take place intermittently from Saturday night, July 24 through Saturday, August 21.

* 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 continues in Daybreak. Crews are scheduled to begin painting the station canopies this week. Crews will also be installing signs and striping at the Daybreak park & ride lots.

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. Weed removal is in progress. Landscape work at the 4800 West park & ride is moving forward, as well as installation of electrical and fiber optic equipment.

Sugar Factory Area

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

Canopy frames at Bangerter and 2700 West stations are scheduled for painting. Concrete work is moving forward at the 2700 West and Redwood platforms. Electrical work and light pole foundation installation will take place at the Redwood park & ride.

Gardner Village Area

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

The Jordan River Parkway Trail will reopen this weekend. Concrete work is scheduled to begin at the Bingham Junction station in Midvale and the Gardner Village station. The 1300 West grade crossing is scheduled for reconstruction and installation of curb, gutter and concrete medians this week.

* NEW ACTIVITY: Construction of the 1300 West grade crossing.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: 1300 West will be closed at the rail crossing (approx. 7950 South) from Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30.

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)

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.

* 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, August 21.

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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