Contact: Jin Prugsawan, 435-772-7612
Virgin, Utah–In order to complete critical reconstruction of the Kolob Terrace Road, the existing roadwork schedule will be expanded to include Friday afternoon closures. The additional road closure, from 1:00 pm –4:00 pm on Fridays, will go into effect August 1, 2015. This major reconstruction project began in March of this year and significant progress has been made. Expected completion is December 11, 2015.
This Federal Highway Administration project is making major improvements to a road that is greatly in need of repair. "This project is improving the safety of both residents and visitors that use the Kolob Terrace Road," said Zion superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh. "The road will be completely rehabilitated, from the base to the asphalt surface." The Federal Highway Administration, the project contractor, and the National Park Service jointly determined that adding work time on Friday afternoons was essential to keeping the project on schedule.
Almost all of the excavation work and removal of the old road surface has been completed. The road is being widened in certain areas, including Maloney Hill and Black Canyon. Additionally, supporting walls will be reinforced and culverts will be added.
May 18 –July 31, 2015
Monday through Thursday:
Saturday and Sunday:
August 1 –December 11, 2015
Monday through Friday:
Saturday and Sunday:
Travelers must wait for a pilot car to drive through the construction zone during daylight hours. The road will be dirt or graded gravel in the work sections and the surface may be uneven at times. Travelers should drive slowly, obey directions from flaggers, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
Updates can be found on the park's website at www.nps.gov/zion and on our Twitter feed at twitter.com/zionnps.
People visiting Springdale, UT, the main Zion Canyon and the east portions of Zion National Park via the park's South or East Entrances, who are camping, accessing the shuttle system, staying at the Zion Lodge or in the town of Springdale, will not be in the construction zone. Visitors accessing the Kolob Canyons section of the park from I-15 will likewise not be in the construction area.
Last updated: July 20, 2015