Park Meadows sidewalk open house
An open house is scheduled on June 1 for people interested in City Hall’s upcoming pedestrian and bicyclist upgrade along Holiday Ranch Loop Road, a heavily traveled road in Park Meadows where officials plan to spend $870,000 on the upgrades and an irrigation line.
The event is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Racquet Club.
City Hall plans to build a sidewalk from the Holiday Ranch Loop Road-S.R. 224 intersection to approximately the point where the McLeod Creek trail crosses Holiday Ranch Loop Road. The crews will also build an 8-foot-wide asphalt pathway, separated from the road with a landscaped buffer, from the McLeod Creek crossing to a stretch of sidewalk built on Little Kate Road in 2009.
Of the $870,000, City Hall will pull $730,000 from a voter-authorized bond for pedestrian and bicyclist upgrades. The remainder will be paid from a waterworks account.
Matt Twombly, one of the City Hall staffers assigned to the project, said he expects a construction contract will be awarded as early as June 17 with work starting by early July. He expects the work will be completed by the middle of October.
"I think it’s fairly important. It’ll be able to connect all the neighborhoods," he said, adding the connections to schools will also be a benefit.
He said two lanes of traffic will be maintained most of the time during the construction. Flaggers will be positioned on the road at times when both travel lanes are not open, he said.
The sidewalk and asphalt pathway are part of City Hall’s ongoing efforts to make it easier for people to walk or ride their bicycles between numerous destinations in Park City, a scenario that supporters say will cut traffic and vehicle emissions.
Twombly and Heinrich Deters, another city staffer working on the project, will represent City Hall at the June 1 open house. Twombly said a representative from Alliance Engineering, the firm that designed the blueprints, will also attend the open house.
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