Roadwork Season In Park City Begins On July 6
Summertime means road work and Park City Public Works has paving projects across town scheduled to start next week.
Beginning Monday, July 6, the parking lot at the PC MARC will be shut down while repaving occurs. Public Works Manager Troy Daley says it should take a couple of days to do the work and he encourages residents to avoid driving to the center to use it for several days.
Looking to Old Town, workers will begin milling Woodside Avenue on Tuesday and make their way to the Swede Alley area on Wednesday.
“So, we're trying to get in and out as quickly as we can,” Daley said. “After we're all finished, we've still got some striping to do of parking lots and stuff like that and then readjust water valves and utility access.”
Daley says they’ll start with removing the top layer of asphalt, which shouldn’t cause too many traffic delays.
The milling and paving will have a larger impact.
“For the most part, we don't anticipate any lane closures or road closures,” Daley said. “Some streets, the narrow streets, it's almost impossible not to facilitate all traffic or two-way traffic and the work that goes on. And, for example, Woodside would be one of those streets.”
In addition, they’ll slurry-seal roads in some of the in-town neighborhoods during July. They try to finish that yearly project by the first of August.
“We try to do a pavement treatment within 7 to 10 years on every street we have,” Daley said. “It doesn't always mean that we will hit it but that's the goal. It depends on the road classification and how the road’s being used, whether it's getting a lot of heavy truck traffic and equipment traffic versus a cul-de-sac may not get the same amount of pavement treatments. But we do an inspection each year to assess each street and then we also have a computer software program that helps us determine what streets and the timing of each street for pavement treatment.”
Daley asks residents and visitors to be patient with them. They have a phone line at 435-615-5347 which will be staffed 24/7 to coordinate with people and minimize impacts. The pavement management map can be found here.