Highway 128 work closer to completion

A fresh layer of pavement awaits motorists who travel Highway 128 north of milepost 20 to its junction with Interstate 70. Photo courtesy of UDOT

Work on Highway 128 from milepost 20 to its junction with Interstate 70 resumed Monday as crews leveled lanes with asphalt from milepost 20 to 24. Once finished, they will apply the final layer starting at milepost 38 and work south.

Here’s what else motorists need to know:

Traffic in the construction zone is restricted to a single lane with flaggers and a pilot car directing traffic.

Construction will not occur from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 for the Labor Day holiday.

From Sept. 3 crews will continue paving south toward Moab.

Work is expected to finish between Sept. 8 and Sept. 13, and when it does, crews will install rumble strips. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of September. Remaining work includes the installation of signs and road striping.

Source: Utah Department of Transportation