Motorists headed to or from Grand Junction and environs will want to avoid Highway 128 June 3-7. Roadwork will force the highway’s full closure roughly between mileposts 31 and 32 while the Utah Department of Transportation works on the highway.
UDOT began working on the highway May 6 and it’s expected to continue until the end of September.
According to UDOT, the project calls for closing sections of the highway receiving an asphalt overlay to fill in ruts – also known as lane leveling – and widen shoulders. Some pullouts will be better paved to improve access from the river.
Afterwards, the highway will be resurfaced, culverts improved to enhance drainage, and cattle guards and guard rail will be installed in certain places. Motorists can expect delays up to 15 minutes where traffic is reduced to a single lane.
Pavement work is scheduled to begin at the end of June or beginning of July.
The work will take place from milepost 20.3 to the interstate and will be performed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, according to UDOT.