Work continues on the Utah Department of Transportation’s widening of north Highway 191. Work is happening from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Utah Department of Transportation began construction Monday on U.S. Highway 191 from 400 North to the Colorado River bridge, said UDOT spokesperson Kevin Kitchen in an email
Utah gas prices have fallen 0.008 dollars per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.53 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 0.045 dollars per gallon lower than a month ago and 0.117 dollars per gallon higher than a year ago.
The Utah Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the contractor on the Highway 191 widening project would begin construction March 23. Following that start date, the team said, the department’s public information team would send weekly updates on the project.
Tuesday night, Feb. 25, a Grand County official presented to the Moab City Council an ongoing effort to plan how transit in the Moab Valley will work for years to come, in the end, giving local residents clarity on how the city and county plan to move forward on expanding Moab’s public transit infrastructure.
In lead-up to the upcoming widening of Highway 191, the Utah Department of Transportation posted new speed signs in response to a traffic engineering order from the Division of Traffic and Safety.
A somewhat angry vibe permeated the normally less contentious Moab City Council chambers Tuesday during a discussion on the city’s long-term plan for dispersed parking — particularly as it relates to businesses between 400 North and the Colorado River bridge — and the impending Highway 191 widening project.
The Utah Department of Transportation has been undertaking a multitude of public works projects in Moab in recent weeks, the largest of which will continue for months to come. Two of the projects are on Main Street, which, as a part of State Highway 191, is under UDOT’s direct purview; the third is a parking structure currently being plotted out by the City of Moab, funded through UDOT.
As the City of Moab looks to turn $10 million in state funding into a parking garage near the center of downtown, one voice has been particularly vocal in opposition to the idea: That of local resident Michael Liss.
The Utah Department of Transportation awarded a $20.5 million contract Wednesday, Jan. 29, to Kilgore Contracting, which has operations in the City of Moab, to reconstruct Highway 191 from 400 North to the Colorado River Bridge, according to DOT spokesman Kevin Kitchen.
On a vertical pole at the intersection of Main Street and 100 South, the Utah Department of Transportation recently added a new traffic signal to allow vehicles sitting behind large tractor trailers at the light — a common occurrence at all Main Street intersections in Moab — to see at least one of the three signals for northbound lanes of traffic.