The Utah Department of Transportation will begin road construction on the north and south ends of Moab Monday, July 29 “to extend the life of the existing pavement on Moab Main Street,” which is also U.S. 191, UDOT officials said in a news release this week. The agency provided additional details regarding the timeframe and timing of the construction projects.
The pavement rehabilitation work is scheduled between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., beginning on the north end of town extending from 200 North to Cermak Street, officials said. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction Monday and Tuesday as workers lower manholes in the street and build pedestrian ramps at intersection corners.
The same construction activities are slated to take place the following two days on the south end of town from 300 South to Holyoak Lane.
Restricted lanes will remain in place during paving of both ends which is anticipated to follow through Saturday, Aug.10. Road workers will then apply a final road surface layer the following week and add temporary road striping.
After a curing period of approximately 30 days, a paint crew will return to apply permanent striping to the road.
Temporary closures of driveways should be anticipated as milling and paving equipment pass through the project.
“The project does not include Main Street in the downtown area extending from 200 North to 300 South,” the news release states. “With the exception of pedestrian ramps, construction is limited to the roadway between the existing curbs and gutters.”
The pavement rehabilitation work on Moab Main Street is designed to prolong the life of the road by addressing age-related cracking, environmental exposure and by restoring some pavement structural strength, according to UDOT officials.
For more information regarding the project or to request construction updates, email [email protected] Questions and concerns may also be addressed by calling 855-307-9363.