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Press releaseWest Jordan -- Utah Transit Authority advises motorists of lane restrictions on Redwood Road in West Jordan that will take place this weekend, Oct. 9-11, for work on the Mid-Jordan TRAX rail crossing.
Traffic on Redwood Road will be restricted to two lanes in each direction between 7700 South and 8500 South and will narrow to one lane in each direction between 7880 South and 8160 South.
Equipment staging will take place on Friday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but should not affect the morning or evening commute. Construction work will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 and continue through the evening of Sunday, Oct. 11. Normal traffic flow will be resumed by 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12.
This is the first in a series of lane closures that will take place on Redwood Road in this area to accommodate utility work and upgrades to the railroad crossing for the future Mid-Jordan TRAX line. Additional closures in late October/early November will be noticed as dates are finalized.
"The Redwood Road crossing is a vital part of the Mid-Jordan TRAX project," UTA Project Manager Greg Thorpe said. "The upgrades are important not only for future TRAX trains, but will make the crossing safer for motorists as well."
The 10.6-mile Mid-Jordan TRAX line will run from the Murray 6400 South TRAX station southwest through Midvale and West Jordan to the Daybreak development in South Jordan. It is projected to carry more than 5,300 riders per day once open.
Questions regarding this closure should be directed to the Mid-Jordan TRAX construction hotline at (888) 550-2211.
More information about the Mid-Jordan TRAX project is available at www.rideuta.com/projects/midjordanlightrail..
(Courtesy Utah Transit Authority)