Projects In Bluffdale
14600 S to Redwood Connection
The 14600 South Connection to Redwood Project will extend 14600 South to the west and tie it into Redwood Road with a High-T intersection. Stop signs will be added on 1690 West in both directions. The city will install traffic signals at Redwood Road and 14600 South to protect the left turn movement from Redwood Road (southbound) to 14600 South (eastbound), and from 14600 South (westbound) to Redwood Road (southbound). The southbound movement on Redwood Road will be unimpeded through this intersection. Please see the attached drawing showing the finished intersection.
According to Ryan Hales Engineering, the firm who evaluated the traffic issues at this this location, the High-T intersection at 14600 South and Redwood Road will improve the traffic at 14400 South and Redwood Road by reducing the wait time, even at the projected buildout traffic volumes of 2040.
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