The Utah Department of Transportation awarded a 20.5 million-dollar construction contract to Kilgore Contracting, which has operations in the City of Moab, to construct this project. The amount represents additional funding added by the Utah Transportation Commission to address bids that came in above engineers estimates.
This project begins at 400 North and ends at SR-128. 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 River Bridge. In addition, UDOT will partner with Moab City to construct a Storm Water Waste System to address storm water from rain events starting at 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.
UDOT advertised the project to bidders in January. Construction could begin as early as late February or into March 2020.