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Contact: Ron Terry, 435-772-0160
Superintendent Jock Whitworth has announced that the section of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway within Zion National Park is scheduled to be closed on Monday, November 29, from noon until 5 p.m. The closure is necessary to allow fog sealing of sections of the newly surfaced road. The project will occur unless the weather prohibits it.
The road will close at the park’s East Entrance and at the junction of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive at noon. Before noon, all vehicles must be past these closure points and moving out of the construction area. Any unattended vehicles parked in the construction zone will not be allowed to drive on the road until the fog seal has dried.
People visiting Zion Canyon via the park’s South Entrance who are camping, staying at the Zion Lodge or in the town of Springdale will not be in the closure area. Travelers and residents accessing Zion Canyon to or from Utah State Route 89 will need to use an alternate route during the closure.
Alternate routes for travelers between US Highway 89 and Zion Canyon are Utah SR 59 from Hurricane to Arizona SR 389(1.5 hours—good for large vehicles); Utah SR 14 from Cedar City to Long Valley Junction (2 hours—steep grades/curves); or from I-15 to Utah SR 20 (2 hours—good for large vehicles).