HPCA NAMES CONTRACTOR, REVIEWS PLANS FOR MAIN STREET OVERHAUL

PARK CITY, Utah (April 15, 2013) — The Historic Park City Alliance and the Park City Municipal Council have named Utah’s own Miller Paving the general contractor for the first phase of the agency’s 10-year overhaul of Main Street infrastructure and sidewalks along Park City’s central commercial thoroughfare. 

Miller Paving, based in Murray, will oversee the first phase of construction projects, together part of a $15 million initiative to renovate sidewalks, curbs, public plazas, and critical infrastructure along Main Street. Miller is expected to release a construction schedule for the project by the end of April.

“Miller Paving has a proven track-record of running successful, professional and timely construction projects across the State of Utah, particularly with commercial business districts,” HPCA executive director Alison Butz said. “We are proud to have them as part of our team.” 
Phase 1 of the Historic Park City Improvement Plan was designed and is being run by MGB+A The Grassli Group, based in Salt Lake City. The plan is being funded by the 0.5-percent tax increase to Park City’s Resort Sales Tax that was approved last year.

The first phase of the improvement plan will begin after the end of the ski season this spring on the east side of Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, where workers will install new granite sidewalks and curbs and refurbish the historic light posts.  Crews from Questar Gas will also replace a steel gas main in two sections that is more than 60 years old, and replace it with 4-inch plastic pipe. 

Questar’s project is expected to take six weeks, and could begin as early as April 22, starting on the east side of Main Street at Fourth Street and working downhill to 5th street in front of the Main Street Post Office. The second section begins on the west side of Main Street at 5th Street and will go to the Claimjumper Hotel. 

Businesses on the east side of Main Street, between 4th and 5th streets, and the west side of Main Street from 5th Street to the Claimjumper Hotel will ultimately be connected to the new, plastic gas main. Questar crews will connect one to two businesses at a time, and the stores may experience intermittent interruptions to their gas service. Establishments on the west side of Main Street will remain hooked to the old gas line; a new main will be added during phase-two of the improvement plan, which will begin only after phase-one is complete.
Questar storage and dumpsters will be located in Swede Alley, within a construction yard allocated for Miller Paving. 

“This plan will make much-needed improvements to our downtown, which is the lifeblood of our community,” Butz said. “From the sidewalks and curbs to the addition of public plazas and improved connectivity from parking to Main Street, our downtown is getting the makeover it needs continue serving our residents and tourists for years to come.”

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