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Second-largest geofoam project

News | February 1, 2010 | By:

The Utah Transit Authority’s West Valley Trax light-rail line in Salt Lake City is being called the nation’s second-largest geofoam project, behind only the massive Interstate-15 reconstruction from 1997–2001.

On June 18, 2008, UTA began construction on a line to a new West Valley city hub. The total project cost is estimated at $250 million and this span covers 5.1 miles. Embankments at some stretches of the route are 50ft high.

The West Valley line is expected to open in 2011, drawing a projected 3,500 daily commuters.

This Trax line used an estimated 1,890,000ft3 or 597 truckloads of geofoam. The first shipments arrived in February 2009, with geofoam installation completed in January 2010.

Source: ACH Foam Technologies

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