SR 248

Summit County

There could soon be big news coming out of Kimball Junction, according to Summit County Development Director Pat Putt. Putt also said that discussions are happening soon among the stakeholders along Highway 248, in order to plan regionally.

Last week, Putt told KPCW that they think that, any time now, they will get an application from the new owners of the Tech Park at Kimball Junction, asking for a reconsideration of its approval.

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The Park City Council voted to approve a joint resolution with the Summit County Council expressing their official stance on the SR 248 project to the Utah Department of Transportation.

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Among several items, today’s agenda for the Park City Council includes good news for the Children’s Justice Center—and for those who want to multi-task while they’re at City Park.

In the council’s agenda at about 5:00 pm, they will discuss contributing some $75,000 to the County Children’s Justice Center. Earlier, it seemed doubtful that the city would be able to make a contribution. Assistant City Manager Matt Dias explained what they can and cannot do.

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The Summit County Council on Wednesday approved a resolution that joins with Park City, and says that UDOT’s preferred alternative, of adding lanes to Highway 248, conflicts with the policies, goals and character of the local area.

The County’s vote comes as Park City Council is scheduled Thursday night to consider the same resolution.

The joint resolution comes after about a month of public comment on UDOT’s draft Environmental Assessment, required under NEPA, to look at solutions for the Highway 248 corridor.

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The Park City Council addressed publicly for the first time the Utah Department of Transportation’s State Route 248 project at the Council meeting Thursday, hours before the public comment period ended. 

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After a 30-day comment period and one public hearing, Park City community members had one last opportunity to express their feelings on the SR 248 corridor project at the Park City Council meeting Thursday. 

“It’s going to decrease property values throughout Prospector."

"Squeezing the balloon—you know what happens when the balloon gets full? Pop!"

"I think it’s important that the Council comes out and says that the plan proposed by UDOT is not acceptable.”

It is not official yet, but one Summit County Council member says they’re ready to join with Park City and ask UDOT not to add any more pavement to Highway 248 coming into town.

County Council Member Doug Clyde told KPCW that he thinks the County Council, like their counterparts at the city, want to promote transit on 248 and Kearns Boulevard.

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Park City has paid UDOT $1.6 million for an Environmental Assessment to study traffic concerns on SR 248. It’s taken place over the past 28 months and the agency is looking to receive public input on the draft proposal. The 30-day public comment period is ending Thursday at midnight.

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Curious and concerned Park City community members attended the public hearing for the Utah Department of Transportation’s SR 248 environmental assessment Wednesday. 

Representatives from UDOT peppered the lunchroom at Treasure Mountain Jr. High, talking one-on-one with residents to explain the 1400-page environmental assessment. Poster boards were set up around the room highlighting different parts of the project and the process, and Park City staff and councilmembers were also on hand to field questions throughout the two-hour open house.

Utah Department of Transportation

The official public hearing for the Utah Department of Transportation SR 248 environmental assessment happens Wednesday. It’s a chance for Park City community members to learn more about what’s in the assessment and to make their voices heard.

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The Park City Transportation team will present an overview of the State Route 248 environmental assessment to the City Council Thursday. 

A project to increase traffic lanes from two to four on highway 248 is coming closer to completion. David Boyle has more:

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The Utah Department of Transportation held an open house Tuesday to get public input regarding the future of SR 248 and help develop a solution to the bottleneck traffic during the morning and evening commutes. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

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With daily backups during the morning and evening commutes, its no secret that the SR 248 has needed improvements for some time. The process is just beginning. One resident, however, said its not needed and wants to put a stop to it. KPCW's Melissa Allison tells us why city officials disagree.

Park City and the Utah Department of Transportation will need to launch an environmental assessment study before any improvements can be made to State Route 248. This means it could be two more years before there's traffic relief for Park City's back entrance. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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