SR-9 Renewed: Update on Springdale Road ConstructionOct 15, 2017
The following information (and the image above) was taken directly from UDOT
What To Expect Next Week
SR9 Renewed project update: A temporary traffic signal to control one-way traffic in Phase 1 (between the Majestic View Lodge and Driftwood Lodge) is expected to be operational around 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, October 16. Traffic will be stopped for up to 15 minutes in each direction. Roadway excavation and utility work is scheduled to occur during the day in Phase 1 through mid-November (see phasing map below).
Crews will be removing the existing asphalt inside the Phase 1 closure, moving from near the Driftwood to the south end of the project near the Majestic View beginning Monday night for up to three nights.
Following that, night work will include excavation, materials hauling and placement, and utility work. Expect an increase in nighttime noise from equipment, trucks and back-up alarms.
Shuttle stop closures:
Beginning Monday, October 16, the following shuttle stops will be closed:
See the walking/shuttle map for more details.
Below are the answers to a number of questions we’ve received from you this month.
How will my garbage get picked-up when the road is closed in front of my home or business?
The project team has coordinated with Washington County Solid Waste about their schedule. We are asking residents to pull their garbage cans across SR-9 to the shoulder outside the work zone so that the truck can access them safely.
Do I have to wait in line with the traffic if I am riding my bike?
The project work zone closure will encompass the roadway, shoulder and sidewalk (if existing). In areas where there is already sidewalk on both sides of the street, you’ll be able to utilize the opposite side. However, in areas where there isn’t already sidewalk on the opposing side, you’ll need to ride with traffic to avoid being head-on with oncoming traffic.
Please do not go behind the barrels/enter the work zone by bicycle or on foot. Work zones are unpredictable and hazards may exist that you are not aware of. It is unsafe for you and for the construction team.
Will you be working on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas?
In order to complete reconstruction by April 15, 2018, the project team plans to work day and night shifts Monday through Saturday and Sundays when needed.
Once the one-mile section of roadway is closed, you can expect to see work around the clock in that area, except on the observed holidays like Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, etc. Other work that impacts traffic will not be allowed during those holiday timeframes. It is hard to predict where work will have progressed to around those holidays, but we will provide weekly updates as work progresses.
What is “flagging” & how does it work?
Flagging is a way to control traffic using only one lane. Flaggers (construction crew members with stop signs) work in tandem, one at each end of the lane closure, to allow one direction of traffic to pass through at a time. The SR-9 project team will use flaggers for other work impacting traffic outside the one-mile closures shown in the phasing map below.
I live on a side street that connects to SR-9. How will I be able to get out?
During construction, your access or side street may be in the middle of the one-mile closure. During lower traffic times, it may be difficult to determine which direction has the right of way. Before pulling out onto SR-9, please wait for traffic traveling in the direction you want to go and then follow the last car in the line.
Construction is scheduled to begin at the south end of the project, near the Majestic View Lodge and move up canyon towards the Driftwood Lodge and Zion Rock & Gem (Phase 1). Utility work will continue moving up canyon towards Zion National Park. We anticipate 30-45 days per segment*. Construction is planned to move with traffic on one side of SR-9 up to the park gate then back down the other side. See the anticipated phasing map below*. (SR9 renewed)
One side of SR-9 will be closed in each section at a time for just over 1 mile. One-way traffic will be maintained with flaggers and/or a temporary traffic signal with stoppage times up to 15 minutes. Beginning in November, an additional flagging location for utility work will occur up canyon with stoppage time of up to 10 minutes. Expect delays and plan your travel ahead.
Night work will begin soon after construction starts. Night activities may include utility work, and materials hauling and placement. Area residents and businesses can expect an increase in nighttime noise, light and activity. SR9 Renewed project update.
*construction schedules are subject to change based on materials/equipment
availability, weather and other impacts.
If you have questions, the project communications team is here to help! Feel free to contact us at the hotline or email below.
SR-9 Renewed: Update on Springdale Road Construction