Road construction: Work begins on Minersville Highway; expect delays

Motorists are advised to expect delays starting Thursday on state Route 130, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 10, 2016 | Photo by Paul Dail; St. George and Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Road work on state Route 130 – Minersville Highway – is scheduled to begin Thursday, with traffic being restricted to one lane. Motorists are being advised to plan ahead, as minor delays are expected during commuting times.

The project is a standard lane level overlay with some shoulder work, Kevin Kitchen, UDOT Region Four communications manager, said.

The overall project will span from north of Cedar City at approximately the intersection between SR 130 and W. 3000 North and milepost 9, just north of Midvalley Road.

The first part of the project will be leveling out the lanes, Kitchen said, and is expected to take approximately two weeks. This will require excavation and flaggers, and traffic will be restricted to one lane. Motorists should anticipate delays of approximately 15 minutes during commute times.

“If they can give themselves a little bit of lead time or maybe alter their commute a little bit, that’ll probably help with those queues and get people through quicker,” Kitchen said.

Following the lane leveling, the road will be chip sealed, which will also require lane restrictions. This will be a quicker process, Kitchen said, taking approximately another week. However, crews will be restricting longer distances of road to get as much sealed as possible. The final phase will be temporary lane striping.

“There shouldn’t be too big of obstructions three or four weeks from now,” Kitchen said.

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