Construction to close Snow Canyon Drive early Friday; see schedule here

Visitors to Snow Canyon State Park can expect delays as construction on a $1 million road improvement project begins, Ivins, Utah, Jan. 5, 2017 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

IVINS – Park officials have revised the construction schedule for a $1 million construction project in Snow Canyon State Park because of safety concerns.

The project will widen a section of Snow Canyon Drive from the Upper Galoot parking lot to the intersection with state Route 18 by 4 feet on each side of the road to make it safer for walkers and bicyclists.

In addition, the entire road through the park will be resurfaced.

Read more: Snow Canyon road construction to cause delays, close overlook

The new construction schedule will take effect at 7 a.m. Friday and continue through Jan. 31, when construction is expected to be completed.

  • Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Snow Canyon Drive from the Upper Galoot parking lot to SR-18 will be closed to all thru traffic including walkers and cyclists.
  • Monday through Friday during evening and overnight hours – traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by traffic lights from the Upper Galoot parking lot to state Route 18.
  • Both the Petrified Dunes and Lava Flow parking lots will be closed; the Upper Galoot and SR-18 parking lots will remain open.
  • Beginning Jan. 9, traffic will be reduced to one-way in the lower canyon as asphalt is laid; traffic will be controlled by flaggers.

For more information about the project and lane restrictions please contact park staff at 435-628-2255.

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1 Comment

  • .... January 5, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    As much of an inconvenience this will be for people this project needs to be done. it’s long overdue

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