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Prospector street work includes median, crossing upgrade

Jay Hamburger The Park Record

Park City officials are readying to make improvements to Wyatt Earp Way meant to slow down drivers and make the street safer for pedestrians and others not driving vehicles.

The work is scheduled to start at the beginning of June, depending on weather. It is expected to last six weeks. City Hall estimates the project will cost $150,000 to design and then build. Most of the funding will come from money raised in a ballot measure passed by Park City voters in 2007 for upgrades to pedestrian and bicyclist routes.

The crews will be working along the entire length of Wyatt Earp Way, from the Kearns Boulevard intersection to the intersection with Paddington Drive.

The work will include:

  • a center median at the Kearns Boulevard intersection
  • safety improvements at the Rail Trail crossing. The crossing will be narrowed with a bulb-out.

    City Hall is also considering whether to include sidewalk improvements in the overall work. Heinrich Deters, a municipal staffer assigned to trails and pedestrian routes, said officials want to gather opinions about sidewalk improvements before making a decision.

    An open house is scheduled on Tuesday to outline the work. It is slated from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Treasure Mountain Junior High School. A flier indicates that exhibits will include drawings and landscaping plans.

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    City Hall has made wide-ranging pedestrian and bicyclist improvements across Park City over the years, particularly in the time since the 2007 ballot measure. Leaders say the improvements encourage people to walk or ride bicycles between many destinations instead of driving. That reduces traffic and reduces emissions, the leaders say.

    Some of the significant upgrades have included the construction of pedestrian-bicyclist tunnels underneath Bonanza Drive and Kearns Boulevard,

    For more information about the work or the open house, contact David Fierro, a consultant who is working with City Hall. His phone number is 801-763-5204. His e-mail address is davidf@horrocks.com.