U.S.89 Kanab Overview
The Utah Department of Transportation continues full-depth reconstruction of U.S. Highway 89 between 900 East and 300 North. Crews have laid an asphalt overlay on the Southbound and Northbound lanes from 300 North to 900 East and asphalt paving work is finished along U.S. 89A from 300 South to the Utah State line.
Substantial completion of construction in the business district is anticipated to be June 15, 2013. Completion of the entire project including U.S. 89A is expected in August 2013.
This Week's Construction Activity
There is NO curbside parking during construction the entire length of the project. Violators will be ticketed. A safe workplace is our number one goal, and your help is appreciated!
The U.S. 89 Kanab Business District Project is entering into its final phase. During this phase concrete crews will be finishing driveways and flatwork throughout the project. Road crews will be making final repairs and prepping for a Micro-surface which will be applied next week. Finish items are reviewed each day to repair landscaping, check traffic systems, install signs and restore any areas affected by the construction. If you have a concern, please contact the Public Involvement Team associated with the project at 800.253.8946 or 801.663.1711 to have your issues reviewed. Crews will systematically investigate these items before the end of construction.
A Micro-surface coating will be placed on U.S. 89 from 300 North to 900 East and U.S. 89A to the Utah State Line. This micro-surfacing process moves quickly and will provide an oil and fragmented rock coating to lengthen the life of the roadway and improve the driving surface. This work will begin the week of May 20 and will be finished before the project shuts down for the Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 24.
Landscaping crews continue to work on landscape restoration at various areas through the construction zone. This work will continue through May.
Traffic engineers are working on traffic signal improvements on the project. This new system will help to better control traffic movement during peak use and will be completed this week.
New signs and sign posts are being installed throughout the construction area. Traffic impact will be minimal, and this work will continue for the next week.
All asphalt for the projects on U.S. 89 and U.S. 89A are complete.
The new lighting system along specific portions of U.S.89 is finished.
All rotomilling work on the project is completed.
With the continued acceleration of the project, crews will be working from 6 am to 11 pm as allowed in the contract.
Currently, there is one lane of traffic in each direction separated by cones, barrels and flaggers where necessary. Motorists are urged to use caution through the construction zone and watch for personnel and equipment.
Access to businesses and residences will be maintained with some interruptions as crews work to finish all aspects of the project.
All questions regarding the construction schedule and business access should be directed to Lisa Beck or Dave Asay from FrontLine Public Involvement.
They will coordinate with citizens and businesses in providing accurate construction impact information.
Frontline Project Managers are Lisa Beck - 801.663.1711 and Dave Asay, 801.712.3030.
All media inquiries should be directed to UDOT Region 4 Communications Manager Kevin Kitchen at email@example.com or the department's media hotline at 801-746-9932.
All employees of Goran, LLC and any sub-contractors associated with the project must comply with all industry safety guidelines. Safety is our primary goal, and we appreciate everyone's efforts to achieve a safe, productive workplace.
All crew members must exhibit proper safety procedures including wearing Personal Protective Equipment and using proper safety techniques.
Community Collaboration Team
CCT members are coordinating with the contractor and UDOT on a few items and enjoy getting your feedback.
Members of the CCT include...Mike Schollian, James West, Tom Forsythe, Dan Church, Victor Cooper, Curtis Cutler, Jeannie Hunt, Dan Mickelson, Sheldon Honey, Ben Alderman and Bette Colston.
These individuals are your points-of-contact during construction and will listen to your concerns. They will pass information onto the responsible parties.
This team approach provides a conduit where accurate information can be distributed and possible conflicts addressed before they become an issue.
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