Projects In Bluffdale
Updated information about the road work that was scheduled for last weekend.
Advanced Paving had mechanical problems last Saturday morning when starting the sealant application. As a result, only a very small portion of the roadwork (round-a-bout on 144) was completed over the weekend.
The roadwork is rescheduled for all areas on October 4th and 5th (weather permitting).
As a reminder: Advanced Paving will be applying a water proofing sealer to Spring View Pkwy, Iron Horse Blvd and 14400 S - City Hall to Redwood. Construction will be starting early morning till about 4 – 5:00 both days. There will be traffic control w/road barriers placed. There will also be some detours where necessary. The sealer has to cure so the road barriers will remain overnight. Be prepared for traffic disruptions!
The road needs to be dry for the sealer to be applied so this schedule is weather pending and residents have been asked not to water their park strips.
Maps of affected areas:
UDOT Project on Redwood Road
14600 South Railroad Crossing Study
1690 W Loumis Parkway Intersection Improvement
The intersection at 1690 West and Loumis Parkway is currently being reconfigured to make Loumis Parkway the primary movement and 1690 West a secondary movement for residential access. A Stop sign will be added on 1690 West with left and right turn lanes. Northbound Loumis Parkway traffic will be able to move through the intersection unimpeded or make a free right turn onto 1690 West, alleviating the historical back up of traffic into Redwood Road. Queue lengths for traffic waiting to either cross Redwood Rd or turn left or right onto it will be extended. Bike lanes will be added to the intersection as well.
To view a full set of the improvement plans, click here.
Porter Rockwell Blvd. (PRB) Project
There are 5 planned segments. Segments 1, 2 and 3 are completed. The ribbon cutting for segment 3 was on Wednesday, July 26th. See maps for project details. Segment 5 is in the planning stages next. Currently, the projected completion date is in 2021.
- Completed the site survey
- Geotechnical engineer work on site exploration
- Working on the horizontal and vertical alignment
. Segment 5
- Completed the pre-construction meeting last week
- The contractor will be ready to mobilize later in the summer and work on both Redwood Road and PRB
- The City is finishing the detention pond design
- Segment 5 will begin mid July
- 14600 South Construction Trestle Area
The contractor excavated at least 5 feet of road uncovering a bit of history as defined by the layers of pavement that were uncovered. The excavation was not as deep as the flowline of the Salt Lake City Canal that is on the east side on the road. The contractor uncovered several layers of pavement including a concrete slab, base course and an old asphalt concrete surface that was disintegrating at the bottom of the five foot excavation. The asphalt concrete could have been placed in the late 1800s or early 1900s.
The material excavated had some moisture but not sufficient to cause concern. The contractor repaired the road by placing a layer of cobble rocks of various depth (2ft-5ft) of 4-inch minus rocks covered by geotextile fabric covered by 8-inch of untreated base and eventual new 6-inch of asphalt pavement.
The patch extended for 40 feet from about the center of the road to the edge. This is a temporary fix to provide better protection. UDOT and the City plan on meeting to discuss the possible options for better studying the area and provide a permanent solution.
On 2/14/18 engineers went to measure slope movements in the inclinometer and record water levels in the adjacent piezometers. The inclinometer data that we collected was pretty similar (within about 0.1 inches) to the initial readings taken on October 12, 2017. Thus, we are not detecting significant slope movement that has occurred since October 12, 2017. Visually, there is a little bit of pavement distress/cracking (<~0.5" wide) where the road was repaired. Perhaps this is due to settlement within the fill placed as part of the repair and/or minor slope movements that are too small for our instrument to pick up.
Water levels were also roughly the same as the last time they were measured (11/15/2017). The shallow inclinometer (19 ft) had just a tiny bit of water in the bottom that was probably the result of water settling in the endcap. The deep inclinometer (~60 ft) had water at 33 ft deep, which correlates roughly to the elevation of the bottom of the steep slope.
In summary, our instrumentation hasn't picked up anything significant since we installed it. As I've been saying all along, it will be interesting to see if water levels change significantly in the shallow piezo when they start filling the canal, and if these changes result in some detectable slope movement.
Storm Drain Projects
The construction for Independence Park (located North of Summit Academy Elementary 15245 S. Noell Nelson) will begin summer 2018.
- Jordan School District has purchased property and is planning schools on the east side of the City to accommodate future growth. click here for Jordan District updates
- Porter Rockwell Monument is currently located off 14600 and Pony Express-across from the park and ride station. A committee has been organized to discuss moving the monument to a location that will be more visible and accessible. Click here for a complete history of memorial