Parowan celebrates Main Street grand reopening

Parowan Main Street, Parowan, Utah, undated | Photo by Corey McNeil, St. George News

PAROWAN – A grand opening celebration for the Parowan Main Street revitalization project completion will take place Saturday with activities for the whole family.

The celebration will include an official ribbon cutting for the new road at 11 a.m., bounce houses for the kids, free food, vendors, live music and giveaways.

The Parowan Main Street committee has prepared for the project for more than 10 years, working to make the street safer and more functional.

“We had those old, deep gutters that used to carry irrigation water, and they were a hazard,” Parowan City Manager Shayne Scott said.

Scott said Main Street was curved in the center, making it high in the middle with sloping sides, so when cars would park on the side of the street during winter months, vehicles would sometimes slide into the deep gutters in icy and snowy conditions.

The committee looked to UDOT for help with the project while also receiving a grant of nearly $2 million from the Joint Highway Committee.

The project began later than anticipated, causing the majority of Main Street to be torn up during the winter months, Scott said. When spring came, crews began working again in order to have the street functional by the Fourth of July weekend.

“We got not just a road overhaul but new sidewalk, new streetlights, couple park benches, new curbs and gutters,” Scott said.

All are invited to come celebrate the completion of this project.

Event details

  • When: Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where:  Corner of Main Street and Center Street in downtown Parowan
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: 435-477-3331

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