Traffic headaches aren’t just on Park City’s busiest roads |

Traffic headaches aren’t just on Park City’s busiest roads

Park City officials since December have received five formal neighborhood complaints about traffic, with the majority of them coming from people who live in Old Town, according to a report City Hall recently released.

The municipal government accepts the formal complaints as part of a process that investigates whether City Hall action is needed on streets. They are generally outlined once a quarter in a report to Mayor Dana Williams and the Park City Council.

According to the report, the complaints filed since December are:

Sullivan Road, a small street on the western edge of City Park that handles traffic from people who live along the road and people visiting City Park. The city was asked to investigate methods to encourage people to drive slower. The report indicates City Hall agreed to traffic enforcement and traffic counts, with the counts completed.

Crescent Tram, a small street in Old Town. City Hall received a request to look at ways to encourage slower drivers. Traffic counting was underway at the time the report was issued to the elected officials, with a response to the complaint anticipated in May. Crescent Tram is a tucked-away street connecting Norfolk Avenue and Empire Avenue close to the Town Lift.

Iron Mountain Drive, a street in the Aspen Springs neighborhood. City officials received a request about parking restrictions on the street. The report indicates staffers visited the street earlier in the year and agreed to order and then install signs. At the time of the report, officials wanted the signs to be posted by the end of April. The location is a popular place for people to access nearby trails.

Marsac Avenue, a key corridor in Old Town and one of the streets that drivers heading to upper Deer Valley and Empire Pass frequently use. The city received a request to look at methods to encourage slower driving. According to the report, City Hall was taking traffic counts on the road and police officers were patrolling Marsac Avenue, the road where the Marsac Building is situated. A response to the complaint was targeted for June.

Daly Avenue, a dead-end street on the southern tip of Old Town that intersects the top of Main Street. Officials received a request about ways to slow drivers down. The report says City Hall was gathering traffic counts on Daly Avenue with a targeted completion date in May. A response to the Daly Avenue request was expected in May as well. People heading to hike, mountain bike or snowshoe in Empire Canyon frequently drive to the top of Daly Avenue, park their cars and then head into the canyon, adding to the residential traffic on the street.

City Hall has for years fielded complaints about speeding drivers throughout Park City. Speeding is among the most common worries among Parkites. Officials have tried to curb the numbers through a variety of means, including stepped-up police patrols and signs encouraging people to heed the speed limit.

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