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    Highway 191 retaining wall nearly finished

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    Ongoing work to widen Highway 191. File photo by Doug McMurdo

    Here’s an update on the Highway 191 widening project, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

    Work on the retaining wall for support of the shoulder along this section of the highway is nearing completion. This retaining wall will provide support for a new sidewalk along the west side of Highway 191 in this section.

    Rubicon Trail to 500 West

    Crews will begin work on a new section of retaining wall. The contractor is also continuing its work to improve the shoulder along a portion of this area.

    Storm Drain Pipeline –

    Wetlands Segment

    The contractor is working in the wetlands section on this segment of the storm drain system. This coming week excavation for the pipe will take place between Highway 191 and the Head Wall.

    Storm Drain Pipeline

    Just north of 500 West to Cermak Street, the contractor is working in the center of the highway in this area to install the storm drain pipeline that extends south to Cermak Street where it exits the roadway to the east.

    500 West to 400 North

    Northbound traffic has shifted onto the new pavement in this area near Hyatt Place Moab.

    The contractor is also working along the west side of the highway in this area to improve the shoulder and prepare the area for installation of concrete curb and gutter.

    Hawk Signal

    The Hawk Signal Light system has been installed but the system will remain out of service while construction work continues.

    Pedestrian, Cyclist Detour Route Reminder

    For safety, UDOT has instituted a pedestrian and cyclist detour route that will bypass much of the construction work along highway 191 and will help to keep active transportation trail users safe. This detour begins at Highway 191 and 200 North; it uses city sidewalks to bypass much of the active construction area. It reconnects with the highway at 500 West and continues north a short way along the west side of Highway 191 where a temporary crossing path is in place to provide access to the trail on the east side of the highway.

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