*Update 8/9/18 – Road construction is complete on Zion Park Boulevard (SR-9) in Springdale, Utah except for minor final touches [example: Canyon Springs Drive]. Road construction on State Route 9 (highway 9) between Virgin, Utah and Rockville, Utah is now underway. The purpose of this project is to add passing lanes. The impact to your drive to Springdale is expected to be minimal. Please read more about it here.
The road construction that we have been patiently (well some days not so much 😉) waiting for its completion is finally coming to an end!
It will still be a few weeks until the project is finished. There are still several areas of sidewalk that are closed, and multiple sections of the highway through Springdale where construction barricades are placed to guide traffic through makeshift lanes.
(Above image: Southbound on SR-9 Zion Park Boulevard – 4/25/18)
As of this update on 4/30/18, the Canyon Springs Drive (between the Hampton Inn, The SpringHill Suites, and the Switchback) is closed to access. The alternate route to access the SpringHill Suites is through the parking lot of the Hampton Inn.
(Above image: Canyon Springs Drive access is closed near SpringHill Suites – 4/30/18)
Construction crews are currently working on the section near Blondie’s Diner and traffic is down to a single lane in that area. The wait time was less than 5 minutes today.
(Above photo: Southbound on SR-9 in Springdale, Utah near Subway, Cafe Soleil, and the Cliffrose Lodge – 4/30/18)
The construction schedule has been pretty much on time and the vast majority of the work is complete. The roads do look nice with new crosswalks and bike lanes.
As you know from a previous blog post, there are now parking meters throughout the town of Springdale for visitors to Zion National Park.
Even though there are a few areas where the sidewalks are closed to allow the freshly poured concrete to cure, and there are still barricades along the road in many places, it is so much better than it has been!
(Above image: Up-canyon [northbound] view of SR-9 in Springdale, Utah toward Zion National Park from approximately the La Quinta hotel)