South Rim Construction Zones and Projects

map of desert view drive showing construction areas
There will be no detours on Desert View Drive during the paving process, but traffic may be reduced to one-way and wait times could be up to 30 minutes.
Desert View Drive road construction has begun and will go east from South Entrance Road to Mile Post 250.
 

South Rim Road Improvement Project

As part of the 2018 Federal Highways Administration’s South Rim Roads Improvement project, construction zones are currently in place:

Work is now taking place on Desert View Drive

Milling, pulverizing and grading has begun on Desert View Drive; work will progress from the west to the east in approximately 2 mile sections. Asphalt paving is anticipated to begin on the west end on Monday, June 25. Road work along Desert View Drive (7.5 miles from South Entrance Road to the east) is anticipated to continue through the 3rd week of July. One lane will remain open to traffic; flaggers and/or pilot cars will be used while this work is occurring. Anticipate delays of up to 30 minutes.

No road construction will occur on July 3 or 4, 2018.


All services and facilities are open and accessible. Visitors and community members should add a few minutes to their driving time and follow detour signs, flaggers, and temporary stop lights. Please slow down while driving in work zones.

Most of the major road improvement work has been completed in Grand Canyon Village, within the areas indicated on the maps below. You may encounter crews doing finish work, or striping roadways. (Updated 6/23/2018)
 
South Rim Roads Improvement Construction Zones Map
Overview map of construction zones in the Grand Canyon Village area.
Most of the major road improvement work has been completed within the areas indicated on the map. You may encounter crews doing touch-up work, or striping roadways.
 
Road map indicating construction zones in Grand Canyon Village
Most of the major road improvement work shown on this map has been completed. You may encounter crews doing touch-up work, or striping roadways. Updated 6/23/2018
All businesses are open and accessible.
 
Three men wearing hard hats and safety vests work with a piece of heavy equipment to smooth asphalt; brown barn in background

Last updated: June 23, 2018

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

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