Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Road Construction, Wildfires Impact Travel

Road Construction
A project is now underway to add a car-pool lane in each direction on I-15 from the Alpine interchange in Lehi to University Parkway in Orem. The stretch is located between Salt Lake City and Provo. Most work will be performed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m, so it is expected to have little effect on traffic flow. Details.

SR 14 in Cedar Canyon, east of Cedar City, will probably reopen by the end of this week, after crews clean up debris and repair damage caused by a massive mudslide. Details.

Brush Fires
Brush fires in the St George area are mostly controlled. The largest, in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area near Leeds, was expected to be controlled Monday night. The Cottonwood Trailhead, which is accessible from Old Highway 91 south of the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, should reopen later this week.

Other fires have not significantly impacted travel or recreation.

Low-elevation desert areas in southern Utah have a high fire danger because spring rain prompted grass growth. The grass is now drying out and is highly combustible. Details.

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