Road Work to Begin in Southeast Utah National Parks

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Date: June 13, 2016
Contact: Mary Wilson, 435-719-2140

A pavement resurfacing and repair work project is scheduled for this summer at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hoveweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.

Work will begin at Arches National Park and the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park the week of June 20, then progress to the Needles district of Canyonlands and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments throughout the summer. 

The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) funded project will be conducted in stages: crack sealing, road cleaning and patching followed by resurfacing and lane painting. 

Travel delays of up to 15 minutes are anticipated and pilot cars and/or flaggers will be used to direct traffic when lane closures are necessary. 

Detailed project work schedules are still being worked out and may fluctuate due to weather or other uncontrollable circumstances. 

Project work in Arches National Park will take place at the visitor center, Balanced Rock, and Sand Dune Arch parking lots. 

Work at Canyonlands National Park and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments will include all paved parking lots, trailheads, pullouts, overlooks and campgrounds. Parking lots, trailheads, pullouts, overlooks, and campgrounds (with the exception of the Devils Garden Campground in Arches National Park which is not part of this project) will be closed while work is taking place. Areas will reopen as soon as possible after work is completed. 

Visitors are encouraged to visit the parks' official websites before traveling and to stop in park visitor centers once in the parks for updated road work information. 

Kate Cannon, Superintendent of the Southeast Utah Group of national parks states "We are grateful to the FHWA for this funding which will improve park road conditions. We ask for everyone's patience and understanding in order to complete this important work as safely and efficiently as possible." 

Additional information regarding this road work will be posted on our official websites as it becomes available.

Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Hoveweep National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument



Last updated: June 13, 2016

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