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Summer in Park City: roadwork, trenching and more

Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Park City officials on Tuesday are scheduled to host an open house about projects City Hall plans in 2015, a diverse list that includes sidewalks improvements, roadwork and the finishing of the renovation of the Park City Library and Education Center.

City Hall staffers see an open house covering the full range of projects as something that could draw a larger crowd than would be in attendance if individual events were scheduled for each of the items. It also provides an opportunity for people to learn about the range of projects at one time instead of at several events, they say.

The event is slated from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the library at Park City High School. The event is scheduled as City Hall prepares for another busy year of public sector projects. Construction typically starts in the late spring or early summer depending on the weather and the snow pack.

Some of the projects that will be covered at the event include the planned plaza on Swede Alley and work on the Main Street sidewalks. A redo of McHenry Avenue will also be described. A water-line project running toward Quinn’s Junction will be addressed.

There could be special interest in information about the renovation of the Park City Library and Education Center. The library is expected to reopen in June after an ambitious redo that will add numerous technology improvements, environmental upgrades and an expansion to the north side of the building. The main entrance will be shifted from its traditional location on the east side to the north side of the facility.

Another project that will be discussed is the scheduled resurfacing of a section of S.R. 224 through a stretch of Park City. The Utah Department of Transportation expects to resurface the section of the state highway from the Old Town roundabout to the snow gate close to The Montage Deer Valley.

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Phyllis Robinson, the public affairs manager at City Hall, said details were not available midweek about the S.R. 224 resurfacing, including a schedule, closure plans and the possibility of work in the overnight hours. She said the Utah Department of Transportation would be represented at the open house.

There will be officials at the event, meanwhile, to discuss City Hall ideas for municipal properties along the lower Park Avenue corridor. Leaders anticipate pursuing development, almost certainly some sort of housing, on the patchwork of properties. More discussions about lower Park Avenue are expected later.

Other projects or topics that the organizers anticipate will be addressed include:

  • energy efficient streetlights
  • Comcast trench project in Empire Pass
  • pathways along Park Avenue
  • water conservation efforts
  • Rocky Mountain Power line work

    The event is focused on public sector projects. Promotional material does not list projects on private property.

    The event is similar to one that was held in 2014 as the construction season approached. Upward of 75 people attended last year. Robinson said she hopes for a crowd of between 75 and 100 this year.

    City Hall staffers and representatives from other government agencies or organizations are expected to attend. They will be available to answer questions about the projects.

    For more information, contact Robinson at 615-5189 or at probinson@parkcity.org.