Roads in Summit Park need work |

Roads in Summit Park need work

Drivers in Summit Park should expect delays when crews in July began working on a busy section of Parkview Drive.

Construction will occur between Parkview Terrace and Aspen Drive where the deteriorating road is narrow and winding.

"There will be daytime detours," Summit County Engineer Derrick Radke said. "We’re going to try to keep it open as much as possible."

There will be no overnight road closures, he stressed.

The county will begin accepting construction bids on June 15.

"I imagine it will be early to mid-July before the work gets started," Radke said.

Crews will also reconfigure the intersection at Parkview, Aspen Drive and Maple Drive, which includes removing the stop sign on the Aspen frontage road, he explained.

"Aspen will become a through movement with Parkview," Radke said. "It becomes a continuous movement on a curve."

The Maple Drive stop sign will remain.

"Maple swings into Aspen/Parkview at a (T-intersection,)" Radke said.

Meanwhile, a separate intersection at Aspen Drive, Parkview Drive and Crestview Drive will be reconstructed to improve the sight distance so that it can become a two-way stop when the work is complete.

"Currently, it’s a four-way stop," Radke said.

Two stop signs on Parkview Drive will be removed. Crestview Drive between Parkview and Maple, which is currently one-way only, will become a two-way road.

"We’re going to widen [Crestview] to 20 feet so that we can make it a two-way street, because nobody pays attention to the one way," Radke said.

Crestview is the only one-way street in Summit Park.

"People don’t know that," said Don Jacobs, president of the Summit Park Homeowners Association.

Summit Park has some of the worst roads in the county, which is a major issue in the community near Parleys Summit. Summit Park Homeowners Association President Don Jacobs praised the county’s plans to rebuild the roughly 1,850-foot section of Parkview Drive.

"We think it’s very positive," Jacobs said.

Most traffic accidents in Summit Park occur at the intersections the county plans to improve, Jacobs said.

"These types of improvements will help," he said.

The budget for the project is about $600,000. Radke said he expects the work to be complete in October.

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