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Posted on: March 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Work to begin March 23 on North U.S. 191 Widening Project in Moab

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Crews are scheduled to start work on this project March 23. This project extends from 400 North to the Colorado River Bridge and will reconstruct the existing roadway to accommodate five lanes of traffic (see PROJECT OVERVIEW below for more on this).


Start Date March 23, 2020
Work Hours 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Work Days Monday - Friday


Starting March 23rd, crews will begin doing some work along the side of the road to the shoulders and survey crews will be onsite. You may expect to see equipment and vehicles moving into the project area.


Week of March 30th
Crews may begin grading for curb along the shoulder by Hyatt Place Moab.


Schedules are subject to change due to weather and material availability.


We do not anticipate any impacts to the travel lanes for the first two weeks of construction.


Rocky Mountain Power may be replacing and moving street light poles. Most of this work will occur between 400 North and just out past the rock shop. This work will mostly take place along the shoulder of the road.

Please note that this work is not directed by UDOT but is in conjunction with our project that will soon be starting.


The public information team will post updates on this work and its expected impacts weekly. Please share this information with anyone who may benefit from it. To receive the weekly construction update, please send an email to with “Updates” in the subject line.


This U.S. 191 road widening and Storm Drain project extends from 400 North to the Colorado River Bridge. It will reconstruct the existing roadway to accommodate five lanes of traffic, two thru lanes in each direction with a two way left turn lane and 6-foot shoulders. For most of the project there will be a center turn lane. Where we cannot provide a center turn lane, there will be two lanes in each direction with a painted double yellow line separating traffic.

The project will also add curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the west side of US-191 from Motel 6 to the Colorado Bridge. In addition, UDOT has partnered with Moab City to construct a Storm Drainage System to address storm water from rain events starting at the Stewart Canyon area, above Cermak Drive. The system will collect storm water from Stewart Canyon, US-191 and adjacent properties, depositing the water in a collection pond west of the intersection at 500 West and US-191.

Please contact us for questions or comments:
Hotline: 1-800-948-8286

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