S.R. 248 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
Park City Municipal Corporation, in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), will improve the street of S.R. 248 between Bonanza Drive and Richardson Flat.
- •Removal of the existing asphalt and applying new asphalt to the highway
- •Installation of shoulder where none exists
- •Lane striping adjustments to narrow the eastbound and westbound lanes to provide space for buses and bicyclists
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is this project taking place?
- This project will improve safety along the corridor while enhancing traffic flow by adding comfortable pedestrian and bicycle facilities and shoulder spaces for the buses to operate.
What safety improvements are taking place?
- Eastbound and westbound lanes will be narrowed along Kearns Boulevard (S.R. 248) and the speed limit will be set to 35 MPH. With the installation of new shoulders, buses will be able to operate in a dedicated lane out of the traffic lane.
What can I expect during construction?
- Park City and UDOT have required that one lane in each direction will be maintained at all times in addition to keeping open all residential drive and business accesses (temporary short-term closures are likely during paving). Drivers should plan an additional 5-10 minutes for their commute through the corridor. Additional impacts for area residents and businesses include an increase in noise, dust, and vibration due to construction activities.
Why are you narrowing the traffic lanes?
- Narrowing the traffic lanes by one foot allows for: 1) a lower speed limit and 2) added extra space along the corridor for the area for bicycles, pedestrians, and buses.
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE SEPTEMBER 15, 2023