Major roadwork to begin on Main Street

Construction work on U.S. Route 191, from 200 North to 300 South in downtown Moab, is scheduled to begin Monday, Dec. 4, according to a press release from the Utah Department of Transportation. The project will involve removing and replacing cracked or damaged sections of concrete on Main Street. Areas under repair will be closed to traffic for up to two weeks while the concrete cures. This work will be followed by concrete grinding of the entire surface of Main Street to smooth it out.

During concrete grinding operations, traffic within the active work zone will be reduced to one lane in each direction. As work along Main Street crosses side streets, these will be temporarily closed to traffic. This roadwork will also extend a short distance into the side streets. Detours will be provided during these side street closures with access to residences and businesses maintained.

Crews will also perform work on the bridge over Mill Creek. This structure has old asphalt that will be removed. The substructure will be patched and repaired with new concrete decking placed on the bridge. During the construction period students should use the pedestrian pathway under the Mill Creek Bridge to cross Main Street. This work is expected to last through February.

In June crews will return to place a seal coat over the new concrete bridge deck. This work is primarily scheduled to take place at night with traffic being maintained over the bridge but reduced to one lane in each direction.

Any questions regarding the project should be directed to UDOT’s Scott Henriksen by calling 1-800-948-8286 or emailing him at [email protected]