Salt Lake City University Line - Salt Lake City, Utah
This fast-track, design-build project consisted of a 2.5-mile extension to the original TRAX system and was designed to provide service to the University of Utah campus from the downtown Salt Lake City area.
Kiewit was responsible for the complete train signal system design, installation, and commissioning, as well as installation of the complete Overhead Contact System including three traction power substations. Since this system runs down the middle of a major business street, special consideration had to be given to its aesthetics including installation of painted fluted catenary poles with cast iron decorative bases, a low profile catenary design, and simulated brick siding on a substation.
Two major concerns in the project scheduling were assurances that all existing businesses along the route could remain in full operation during construction and the system would be placed in revenue service in advance of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Although construction of the street running system required rebuilding a main street from curb to curb, all local businesses continued to function and the system was placed in service a full two months ahead of the Olympics. The University Light Rail Extension was instrumental in providing transportation to the Utah University Stadium, site of the Olympics opening ceremonies, and several of the events.
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