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Park City removes large Main Street sign, addressing traffic flow

Park City removed a directional sign at the top of Main Street as part of the municipal government’s efforts to address traffic circulation in the southern reaches of Old Town. The sign will be replaced with one directing people back down Main Street and toward the China Bridge garage.
Jay Hamburger/Park Record

Park City earlier in March removed a large directional sign at the top of Main Street as part of the municipal government’s overall efforts to address the circulation of drivers in the southern reaches of Old Town.

The sign had been posted at the intersection of Main Street, Daly Avenue and Hillside Avenue, at the location of the Main Street trolley turnaround on the southern end of the street. City Hall removed the sign on March 13 amid a broader review of traffic. The sign directed drivers onto Hillside Avenue to reach parking, City Hall and Guardsman Pass. The legs of the sign remain in place.

The sign will be replaced with one on Main Street that will be posted north of the turnaround. The message on the new sign will direct drivers back down Main Street and toward the China Bridge garage.

There have been complaints about traffic from Main Street seeping into the surrounding Old Town neighborhood. Some of the worries have stemmed from commercial traffic like taxis and shuttles using Hillside Avenue in an effort to avoid the backups on Main Street and Swede Alley.

The removal of the sign followed shortly after City Hall made another change in Old Town focused on traffic circulation, reversing the one-way direction of 5th Street outside the Main Street post office.


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