People visitors to Zion National Park on State Route 9 from Interstate 15 will be able to enjoy Zion Canyon’s recreational opportunities, access the park shuttle and frequent the businesses in Springdale without being in the construction area.
The road construction will occur on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway from the junction of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive to the East Entrance. The work will affect travel in this area of Zion for those going to or from US Highway 89.
Construction work will be Monday through Thursday. All construction delays and closures will occur on those days only. The road will be completely open Friday through Sunday and Holidays. The schedule of closures for the Monday through Thursday work is being finalized and will be available the week of May 17th at www.nps.gov or by calling 435-772-3256
Alternate routes of travel between U.S Highway 89 and Zion Canyon are Utah State Route 59 from Hurricane, Utah to Arizona State Route 389 and Fredonia, Arizona (better for large vehicles) or Utah State Route 14 from Cedar City, Utah to Long Valley Junction (high elevation/steep grades). During the construction period Monday through Thursday, travelers may want to consider using one of these roads between Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon or Grand Canyon National Parks.
People visiting Zion Canyon via the park’s South Entrance who are camping, accessing the shuttle system, staying at the Zion Lodge or in the town of Springdale will not be in the construction zone. Visitors in Zion Canyon are encouraged to use the town shuttle to avoid possible delays entering the park.