The Utah Department of Transportation announced it will be closing State Street between 7720 South and 8000 South on Monday, April 7, through Thursday, April 10, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to demolish the existing railroad bridge at 7890 South and State Street.
Following demolition, construction will begin on a new bridge that will carry northbound TRAX commuter trains. UDOT also plans to widen State Street and make other improvement in this area.
A new southbound bridge opened for service three months ago and will accommodate both north- and southbound trains during the construction period. UTA spokeswoman Carrie Bohnsack-Ware said that no interruption or delay of service is expected.
The bridge was constructed in 1936 and originally carried both Union Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande freight trains over State Street.