Asphalt Project Leads to Temporary Closures

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Date: June 11, 2015
Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-4111

A pavement preservation project involving chip-sealing and asphalt work within Capitol Reef National Park will be occurring in the Fruita National Historic District and along the Scenic Drive in mid-June 2015, weather dependent. This work, with Federal Highways, will improve road conditions in the park and increase safety for visitors. The following is a list of closures to allow for the road work. 

  • Sunday June 14 - the Scenic Drive will be closed beyond the fee station starting this evening.
  • Monday June 15 & Tuesday June 16 - the Scenic Drive beyond the fee station will remain closed and will be chip-sealed. The road is tentatively scheduled to be open the morning of the 17th.  
  • Wednesday June 17 - the remainder of the Scenic Drive from UT Highway 24 to the fee station will be chip-sealed with sections of one-lane travel open with traffic control. There may be delays and temporary closures. 
  • Wednesday June 17 & Thursday June 18 - the Panorama Point road will be closed for chip-sealing. 
During construction activities, please use extreme caution and drive carefully. We appreciate your patience while these improvements are occurring. Schedule is subject to change due to weather. 

Last updated: June 11, 2015

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