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Cottonwood Heights plans summer road work

Published: Friday, July 3 2015 6:20 a.m. MDT

A lot of routine maintenance on roadways will be performed this summer in Cottonwood Heights. (Shutterstock) A lot of routine maintenance on roadways will be performed this summer in Cottonwood Heights. (Shutterstock)

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — A lot of routine maintenance on roadways will be performed this summer in Cottonwood Heights.

Work will likely start in June on new landscaped medians, street lighting, drainage improvement and road surface treatments to Union Park Avenue.

Residents on the east side of the city above Wasatch Boulevard can expect street maintenance work later this summer and into next spring. Kings Hill Drive is scheduled for an overlay. Top of the World Drive and Prospector Drive will receive chip seals while other roads in the area will receive slurry seal treatments.

The section of Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail that connects the park and ride in the mouth of the canyon to the rest of the trail in the area will be completed this spring.

Crews will be out cutting trip hazards on city sidewalks again this year. Last year, 1,727 trip hazards were removed by this process. The city said cutting away trip hazards as opposed to replacing the sidewalks saved the city and its residents more than $400,000 in fiscal year 2012.

More detailed fliers will be distributed to affected neighborhoods before work starts.

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