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Park City Invites Parkites To "Meet The Contractor" For The Prospector Ave Improvements

If you’re interested in the Prospector Ave. project you’ll want to mark your calendars for Thursday, June 28. It’s when the community gets to meet the contractor for the improvements that will make room for all modes of transportation. Melissa Allison has more.

The only reason the project wasn’t cancelled to lower the bond for Treasure Hill is because the city already had a commitment for $1 million from  UDOT’s Small Urban Funds.

The project is about a month behind schedule because, as the city realized once they received the bids, their budget was about $5,000 short – sending them back to city council for approval.

The contract was awarded to Stapp Construction out of North Salt Lake to the tune of $2.2 million.

The project goes from Bonanza Drive to Sidewinder Drive. Transportation Planning Manager Alfred Knotts said the improvements will make the street more in line with the city’s goals of having complete streets

“It will be a reconstruction and pavement preservation project," Knotts said. "It will be reconstruction of Prospector Ave., Gold Dust, also including other multi-modal elements. So it will be bicycle and pedestrian improvements, landscaping improvements, lighting. There will also be some drainage improvements as well as some storm water treatment improvements and then some bus and transit and facility improvements such as pullouts and transit shelters also.”

Knotts said the city and contractor have already taken measures to mitigate the expected impacts of noise and fugitive dust.

“And then also traffic circulation and traffic control plans," Knotts said. "And that really will be laid out in more detail at the open house on the 28.”

Prospector Ave. is an important part of Park City’s road network that serves a lot of businesses, residents and other commercial properties.

The open house is at the Park City Marriott on Thursday and begins at 5:30 p.m.

You can call 801 904-4064 or email prospectorave@utah.gov for more information about the project.

I’m Melissa Allison, KPCW News.