Park City roadwork suspended on Friday for Mitt Romney’s arrival | ParkRecord.com

Park City roadwork suspended on Friday for Mitt Romney’s arrival

Roadwork on S.R. 224 and S.R. 248 will be suspended on Friday to allow Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s motorcade to travel through Park City unhindered. Mayor Dana Williams and the Park City Council were informed of the decision at a meeting on Thursday evening. The Utah Department of Transportation is overseeing the roadwork. A department spokesman said later on Thursday the stoppage was at the request of the Secret Service. A repaving operation is underway along both S.R. 224 and S.R. 248. S.R. 224 is signed Park Avenue, Deer Valley Drive and Marsac Avenue inside Park City while S.R. 248 is signed Kearns Boulevard. Romney is expected in Park City for an event with major campaign donors. A roster of high-profile Republicans are scheduled to attend the event, which is scheduled in upper Deer Valley. The road construction on S.R. 224 is along the route to upper Deer Valley. There have been significant traffic backups during the work.