Empire Avenue redo starts shortly
Road crews are expected to arrive on Empire Avenue later this month for a major redo of the Old Town street that is scheduled to last into the late fall.
The stretch of Empire Avenue between Silver King Drive and Crescent Tram nearly the entire street will be redone as part of the project.
Matt Cassel, the Park City engineer, said the road surface will be replaced and curbs and gutters will be installed along the entire street. He said the workers will also replace a water line, a sewer line and a natural-gas line buried along the route of Empire Avenue.
The work is scheduled to launch on June 11 and last until Nov. 1. The Park City Council recently awarded a $2.8 million contract to a Springville firm called Condie Construction for the work.
Cassel said the water line underneath Empire Avenue is in especially bad condition. He said breaks occur more frequently than they do elsewhere in Old Town.
City Hall scheduled an open house on Tuesday for people interested in the project. It runs from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Sweetwater Lift Lodge, 1255 Empire Ave. City staffers and Condie Construction representatives will answer questions about the work, such as those about the scheduling. Visuals showing the design will be on display.
Empire Avenue is a largely residential street as it travels south of Park City Mountain Resort. The section of the street closest to the resort is heavily developed with lodging properties.
City Hall over the years has redone a series of Old Town streets in a similar fashion as leaders refocused on neighborhood improvements in the decade since the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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