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South Rim Chip Seal Project to be Completed this Summer

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Date: May 25, 2011
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.

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Did You Know?

COLORADO RIVER AT THE BOTTOM OF GRAND CANYON

From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.