Tag Archives: Construction

Ballpark Station Construction Starts July 19

Ballpark Station Construction Starts July 19 Date posted: July 15, 2015

Starting Sunday, July 19, UTA will be replacing the tactile safety strips at Ballpark TRAX Station. Construction is expected to take approximately three weeks.  The station will remain open during this time, and work is unlikely to create TRAX delays. Temporary platforms will be constructed on either side of the existing structure to allow passengers…[read more]

Sunday Construction will impact Red Line on 7/5, 7/12

Sunday Construction will Impact Red Line on 7/5, 7/12 Date posted: July 2, 2015

UTA will be conducting maintenance work on the 1300 South grade crossing on Sunday, July 5, and Sunday, July 12. During this construction, passengers on Red Line TRAX trains will need to change trains as they travel between 900 South and Central Pointe stations. UTA representatives will be stationed at those platforms to assist riders….[read more]

Possible FrontRunner Delays Due to Union Pacific Work

FR in Ogden Date posted: June 12, 2015

FrontRunner riders traveling between Salt Lake City and Ogden may notice delays over the next several weeks. Union Pacific is replacing railroad ties and conducting maintenance work on select rail crossings. Because of the proximity of Union Pacific’s track to UTA’s FrontRunner alignment, FrontRunner trains will slow to 40 miles per hour as they proceed…[read more]

Safety Upgrades to Downtown Stations Begin Aug. 14

Safety Upgrades to Downtown Stations Begins Aug. 14 Date posted: August 11, 2014

For the past four months, we have been upgrading safety elements of TRAX stations along 400 South and at the University of Utah. Work there is winding down and we are preparing to begin work on many of the downtown stations, beginning with Courthouse Station on Aug. 14. Unlike the previous work, the downtown stations…[read more]

Construction Will Create Rail Delays, Traffic Detours on 7200 S.

Construction Will Create Rail, Traffic Delays on 7200 S. Date posted: June 20, 2014

Repairs to a rail crossing at 7200 South will create TRAX delays on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. Expect Blue Line delays of less than 10 minutes on Saturday at Midvale Fort Union and Midvale Center stations. On Sunday, expect Blue and Red Line delays of less than 10 minutes at Midvale Fort…[read more]

700 East Sugar House Streetcar Construction

Sugar House Track Pouring Date posted: October 11, 2012

Sugar House Streetcar construction crews will work around the clock beginning Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. and continuing through Monday, Oct. 15, at 5 a.m. to install one of the project’s largest railroad crossings. During construction, 700 East will be closed to through traffic between 2100 South and Ashton Ave. Local business access will be maintained during…[read more]

FrontRunner South Project Update

FrontRunner South Project Update Date posted: November 2, 2011

The FrontRunner South commuter rail project continues to move forward and construction of the 45-mile line to Provo is more than 85 percent complete. Construction in Utah County is essentially complete from Provo to Lehi. Provo Intermodal Center construction is underway and Orem Intermodal Center construction is scheduled to begin in early 2012. Construction crews…[read more]

Seeking community input on August 2011 changes

Date posted: November 18, 2010

UTA will open the Mid-Jordan and West Valley TRAX light rail lines August 7, 2011. These new lines represent a significant increase in transit service to west and southwest Salt Lake County. The opening of these lines will also bring changes to UTA’s system, as the agency works to ensure the entire system is operating…[read more]

UTA Builds A Better North Temple Bridge

North Temple Girder Placement Date posted: November 16, 2010

On Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 UTA hoisted the final girders into place on the North Temple viaduct. This portion of the viaduct will host the future roadway, which UTA’s contractor Stacy Witbeck Kiewit is actively working towards opening ahead of the orginal 18-month schedule for constructing the viaduct. The viaduct is being reconstructed as part…[read more]

See Future Airport TRAX Stations…Today

See future Airport TRAX Stations...today Date posted: November 4, 2010

 The above animations show future stations on the Airport TRAX line. A transfer station to FrontRunner that will be located on the North Temple Viaduct at approximately 500 West and the Welcome Center and station that will be located next to Terminal One at Salt Lake International Airport.

Smashing Pumpkins Was Never So Much Fun

Smashing Pumpkins Was Never So Much Fun Date posted: November 3, 2010

Could this be the end of an era?  Well, not quite, but it was “good riddance” to orange cones near the West Valley City offices Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010.  UTA, West Valley City and local residents marked the completion of construction along Constitution Boulevard by giving those who have been affected a chance to ring in the…[read more]

UTA Tours Airport TRAX Line, On Bicycle

UTA Tours Airport TRAX Line, On Bicycle Date posted: November 1, 2010

On Thursday, Oct. 21, employees from UTA and Salt Lake City, including Mayor Ralph Becker, took to the streets to explore the Airport TRAX Line construction up close and personal. The tour began at the Bicycle Transit Center located at Salt Lake Central Station where the participants received helmets, water and bikes for the six-mile tour….[read more]

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Visits Salt Lake City

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Visits Salt Lake Date posted: October 28, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood visited Salt Lake City October 27, to formally announce a $26M Tiger II grant for use on the Sugar House Streetcar Project. Environmental and preliminary engineering has already been completed on the two-mile line that will travel on a historic railroad corridor (see photo below) between the 2100 South…[read more]

Shop North Temple

Date posted: October 12, 2010

As part of the Airport TRAX line construction UTA and Salt Lake City formed a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) made up of local residents and businesses. The CAC gives input on construction issues and has also had a major role in helping promote North Temple during construction. The group developed the Shop North Temple I…[read more]