Digging along Deer Valley Drive starts next week
A crew from Questar Gas is scheduled to start work along Deer Valley Drive next week, the first action in what is anticipated to be one of the major road and infrastructure projects in Park City this year.
Matthew Cassel, the Park City engineer, said the workers from Questar Gas are expected to start on Tuesday. The company will replace a section of natural-gas line in the vicinity of the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Sunny Side Drive. The section is between 300 and 400 feet long, Cassel said.
The city engineer said the natural-gas line is buried close to the edge of the road, meaning that no lane closures are planned. A trench will be dug along the route of the line. Cassel said the work should last between seven and 10 days.
Questar Gas is funding the work. It is seen as part of the overall Deer Valley Drive redo that will be at City Hall’s expense, though.
The wider project is anticipated to start in early May and involve Deer Valley Drive between the Old Town roundabout and the intersection with Deer Valley Drive North.
City Hall plans to replace a water line, work on storm drains, build bus pullouts and make pedestrian improvements, among other upgrades. The work is expected to last until mid-October. It is anticipated to cost between $3 million and $4 million, with $1 million of the total coming from a federal grant.
An open house is scheduled on April 30 for people interested in learning about the work. It is slated to start at 4 p.m. and last two hours in the Park City Council chambers at the Marsac Building.
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