Herm Hughes & Sons, Inc.

Posted - Jun. 25, 2001 at 12:21 p.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Park City’s Old Town Transit Center is nearing completion. Herm Hughes & Sons, Inc. General Contractor, a company started back in 1950, is putting the finishing touches on this $6 million state-of-the-art Transit Center. The project includes a new round-a-bout, additional parking lots, a bus station and the restoration of a historic wall.

Being at the crossroads of Park City, this site is ideally located for a transit hub. Deer Valley Drive and Swede Alley, two of the busiest roads that intersect the site, provide main access to Historic Main Street. Marsac and Ontario avenues feed into the site as well and intersect with Deer Valley Drive at the newly-constructed roundabout. The construction to bring these roads together was not without a number of challenges. Unlike a typical 4-way intersection, all of these roads join at different areas of the project. Hughes had to maintain traffic flow throughout the project, despite the fact that they substantially altered each road.

There were a number of stimuli for the project. The Olympics and Park City's spreading growth made the Transit Center a necessity. Another reason for the project is the site of the center itself. The site is located on what was once the productive Marsac Mine. The mining practices of the early 1800s left the ground contaminated with deposits of lead, arsenic, and mercury. The design required large excavations and significant soil export in order to clean the site for its new use. Herm Hughes & Sons was able to do this in a safe, quick, and efficient manner, which in the end, made productive use of otherwise abandoned land.

Despite the logistic and contamination challenges, Hughes was able to keep traffic moving smoothly throughout the project and opened all roads on schedule. The company’s upcoming projects include a number of schools throughout the state of Utah.

Best known for the construction of the Salt Palace addition and the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Herm Hughes & Sons, Inc. is proud to deliver another very attractive, quality project in a short amount of time. Founded in 1950 by Herm Hughes and now run by his son Glenn, the company hopes to move into the next generation and remain a leader in the construction industry.

For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.

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