Project Overview

May 4 – June 2

UTA is replacing rails and switches in two areas between the City Center and Courthouse stations on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. Replacing the rail and switches in these areas is one of UTA’s most significant repair projects since TRAX opened in December 1999.

The tracks and switches have been in service for almost 20 years and have experienced considerable wear in these high traffic sections. UTA is completing this work to keep the system in good operating condition, ensuring the safety and reliability of TRAX for years to come.

To minimize the inconvenience to our riders, motorists, and affected residents and businesses, the condensed 24/7 construction schedule will allow crews to complete the project in just four weeks, as opposed to months of ongoing, intermittent disruption.

UTA is implementing multiple efforts - with support from project partners including the Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance - to provide information to UTA riders and motorists, as well as residents and business located in the construction area. All businesses in the affected area will be open during construction.

Detailed information and maps about the construction phases and corresponding impacts to riders and motorists is available at www.rideuta.com/construction. Regular updates during construction will be available on the website as well as UTA’s Twitter feed, @rideuta.




 
 

TRAX Riders

PHASE III: May 28 - June 2

Construction Location:

  • 150 South Main Street

North of Construction:

  • Green Line (5-10 min delays): Full access to all stations from Airport to City Center. Exit TRAX at City Center Station to transfer to the Blue Line. Exit City Center Station to walk or ride a bus shuttle to Gallivan Plaza Station to get back on the Green Line.
  • Blue Line (5-10 min delays): Full access to all stations from Salt Lake Central to City Center. Exit TRAX at City Center Station to walk or ride a bus shuttle to the Gallivan Plaza Station to get back on the Blue Line.
  • Red Line (5 min delays): Full access to all stations from University Medical Center to Daybreak Parkway.

South of Construction:

  • Green Line (5-10 min delays): Full access to all stations from West Valley Central to Central Pointe. Exit TRAX at Central Point Station to transfer to the Blue Line. Exit Gallivan Station to walk or ride a bus shuttle to City Center Station to get back on the Green Line.
  • Blue Line (5-10 min delays): Full access to all stations from Courthouse to Draper Town Center. Exit TRAX at Gallivan Station to walk or ride a bus shuttle to the City Center Station to get back on the Blue Line.
  • Red Line (5 min delays): Full access to all stations from Daybreak Parkway to University Medical Center.

Rider Brochure

Click here to download the rider brochure…

Click here to view the TRAX construction schedules

Drivers

PHASE III: May 28 – June 2

Construction Hours:

  • 24 Hours

Construction Location:

  • 150 South Main Street

Vehicle Options:

  • I15 all exits open
  • North & Southbound use West Temple or State Street
  • East & Westbound all streets open








Driver Brochure

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Cyclists

The easiest way for cyclists to deal with UTA’s construction is to hop off your bike and walk around. No sidewalks will be closed during the project. Depending on the phase, you will be back on your bike in a block or two. Please do not ride your bike on the main street sidewalks, because there will be increased pedestrian traffic. There will be no northbound road access on Main Street between 400 & 500 South to ride your bike. If you want to stay in the saddle, use State Street, West Temple or 200 West.