Park Avenue partially closed Tuesday
January 9, 2015
Drivers can expect delays on Park Avenue on Tuesday.
The Rio Grande building, currently located near the intersection of 11th Street and Park Avenue, will be moved back to its original location at 9th Street and Park Avenue on Tuesday. The building will be moved back to its original location but will not be situated in its previous orientation.
According to Park City engineer Matt Cassel, detour routes will be provided around Park Avenue, but Park Avenue will be closed from 8th Street to 10th Street and 9th Street will be closed between Main Street and Park Avenue. This section of Park Avenue and 9th Street will be closed starting at 5:30 a.m. and will be closed until the building is moved off the road. Once the building reaches the intersection of 9th Street and Park Avenue, one lane with flaggers will be opened on Park Avenue.
The building will be physically moved starting at 7 a.m. It is anticipated that moving the building from 11th Street to 9th Street should only take a half hour or so.
A crane will be located in 9th Street. Once the building reaches the intersection of 9th Street and Park Avenue, the crane will lift it from the transport to its new concrete foundation. Moving the building from the transport to its new concrete foundation and getting the crane out of 9th Street will take approximately two hours to complete.
The Rio Grande building was moved from its original site in early summer so the below-grade concrete structure and new concrete foundation could be installed. These elements have been installed and now it is time to move the building back.
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Newstar, the contractor, has hired a subcontractor to physically move the building.
Information provided by Park City Municipal