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Main Street returns to normal

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Park City officials intend to open lower Main Street to traffic by 7 p.m. on Monday.

The stretch of the street has been closed during the Sundance Film Festival for a festival zone with a giant television screen and Sundance’s Music Cafe. The festival zone debuted in 2009. It has attracted crowds throughout the festival, including one numbering nearly 1,000 to watch President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday.

Dave Gustafson, a City Hall staffer who is involved with Sundance planning, said the stretch of street will be shut down to traffic again starting at 6 a.m. on Jan. 29 for a concert and other festivities celebrating a World Cup freestyle skiing event at Deer Valley Resort. The road is scheduled to reopen at midnight. The World Cup closure involves Main Street south of 9th Street.

Meanwhile, City Hall is preparing to revert back to the normal parking rules in the Main Street area.

Gustafson said the China Bridge garage, Swede Alley spots and the flag pole lot on lower Swede Alley will return to their normal rules, including time limits, on Sunday.

Sundance parking restrictions on Main Street are slated to end at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday. City Hall’s paid-parking system will restart on Monday.

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Officials adopted the Sundance parking rules in an effort to discourage people from driving to the congested Main Street area during the festival.

Jay Hamburger