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Park Avenue Gets a New Look on Tuesday, May 11th



PARK CITY, Utah – Park Avenue will be repainted starting Tuesday, May 11th.

As part of a larger project to eventually reconstruct the majority of Park Avenue in Old Town Park City, the road will first be restriped starting on Tuesday.

Park City Mayor Andy Beerman said the restriping is an opportunity for the city to give the street redesign a trial run before any fundamental changes are made. Among those changes is a dedicated lane for bike traffic.

“Park Avenue is slated for major reconstruction, probably an $8 million reconstruction, and before we do that and make these changes, we wanted to test them, so we’re gonna start this summer with paint,” he said. “We’ve been working with the businesses and the residents on that street on a plan and council has settled on one. We’re gonna go out there, we’re gonna paint it, we’re gonna try it, and hopefully that’ll inform us before we do any major physical changes in a couple of years.”

According to city staff, electronic message boards will be activated on Tuesday notifying the public of the project and parking will be temporarily removed on both sides of the street between Deer Valley Drive and 9th street.

Restriping work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday the 12th. The city expects the majority of the work to be done by the end of that day but has scheduled the bike lane painting through the 15th. Intermittent intersection closures to vehicles entering the street are expected throughout the project.

Other changes to the street include removing parking from the east side of Park Avenue north of 9th Street, while the west side of the street will become a mix of residential permit parking and temporary visitor parking.