Park City restarts roadwork on key Prospector street
Park City-hired crews on Monday restarted work on Prospector Avenue as a major redo of the road continued into a second year, City Hall said, indicating the tasks left for this spring are not expected to have the same impacts as those the crews undertook in 2018.
The crews, importantly, will not close the street to traffic in either direction. The work in 2018 involved turning Prospector Avenue into a one-way westbound road between Bonanza Drive and Sidewinder Drive. The one-way direction coupled with the heavy roadwork hurt sales along the Prospector Avenue corridor, some businesses said while the work was continuing in 2018.
The duties this year include planting landscaping between the sidewalk and private property lines, concrete work on sidewalks, concrete fixes and restriping the street. The restriping is planned on Sunday and will involve traffic delays but not a road closure.
City Hall officials plan to walk the street afterward before granting the contractor a final approval for the work. Officials anticipate the work will be completed and the City Hall walk will be done by May 3. Some of the work depends on the weather, however.
The overall project, priced at a little less than $2 million, included milling the road asphalt and putting down a new layer. The workers also built new bus pullouts and new lighting and improved the sidewalks.
The Prospector Avenue corridor is an important commercial strip and it provides a route between the Prospector neighborhood and Bonanza Drive.
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