South Rim Chip Seal Project to be Completed this Summer
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – A chip seal project that began last summer on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be completed early this summer.
Fann Contracting from Prescott, Arizona will be starting work in early June. Chip seal spot fixes will be completed first. Weather permitting, this work should take seven to ten days. Once the chip seal work is completed, fog seal work will begin and is also expected to take seven to ten days, weather permitting. Striping of all newly fog sealed areas will be the final stage of the project.
Work on this project will primarily occur Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. It is currently anticipated that all work will be completed by late July.
Signs will be posted in construction areas notifying visitors and residents of any short-term or pending closures. Flaggers and pilot cars will also be used in areas where work is underway to direct or move vehicles through project areas. Maximum delays of 15 minutes can be expected.
To follow the progress of this project, please go to www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/const.htm, for additional information, please contact Public Affairs Specialist Shannan Marcak at 928-638-7958.
Did You Know?
The elk found within Grand Canyon National Park weigh as much as 1,000 pounds (450 kg), and have been known to injure people who approach them. Never approach wild animals. It is dangerous, and illegal, to feed the wild animals in a national park. Violators will be fined.