Road Construction on SR-9 Between Virgin and Rockville to Add Passing Lanes

Starting on Monday, July 30, 2018, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will begin road construction on a new project on State Route 9 between Virgin, Utah and Rockville, Utah – on the way to Springdale & Zion National Park.

This goal of this project is to add passing lanes on SR-9 between mile markers 21 and 27.

Flaggers will be in place during this time, with delays affecting both directions of traffic.

Here are some of the details that may affect your travel:

  • Work will begin July 30, 2018
  • Work will occur the weekend of 8/4 & 8/5, though:
    • The expected construction schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00am – 5:30pm
    • **as of 8/16/18 – reports of flaggers stopping cars overnight and early morning – likely to continue until the daytime temperatures begin to cool. We will update as the schedule returns to what was originally expected**
  • Wait times are intermittent, but if you are stopped:
    • The maximum wait time each direction is 15 minutes
  • No work will occur on holidays (including Labor Day weekend)
  • Paving is scheduled to occur in mid-September, at which time:
    • Night work may occur
    • Weekend work may occur
  • This project has an expected completion of November 15, 2018.

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*Above image courtesy of UDOT

Shuttle Route; Springdale, Utah Summer, In-Town Shuttle Route to and from Zion National Park, Shops, and Restaurants

*Update – the shuttle system is running on the regular Summer Schedule

summer shuttle schedule

On Easter weekend, the transportation department, which manages the shuttle system for Springdale and Zion National Park, decided to test whether they can run the Springdale town shuttles on their normal route (from the Visitor Center to the Majestic View Lodge).

The conclusion was that, until the construction on State Route 9 through town is completed, the shuttle route will remain “fluid” on a daily basis. Each morning, the transportation department coordinates with the construction crew in charge of the highway project to determine how the day’s construction events will impact the shuttle route.

Because of this, the transportation department is making daily announcements on each of their shuttle runs through town to inform passengers of the plan. This will occasionally mean that the shuttle driver will announce that anyone staying at a hotel south of the Hampton Inn will want to plan to be back to their hotel prior to 6pm (as the majority of the roadwork happening this week is going on between the hours of 7pm and 7am).

In any event, the road construction schedule is on-time and will be completed by April 15th. The shuttle route should return to normal before this time, most likely by April 8th, but is guaranteed to be on the regular schedule by April 16th.

Use the link below to access the 2018 Shuttle Schedule for Zion National Park and Springdale, Utah [courtesy of the National Park Service website] –

Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle Schedule for Spring 2018

*Note – The updated post for the Shuttle Schedule can be found here

Today is the day that the Zion Canyon shuttle in Zion National Park is scheduled to resume operations for the season.

The first shuttle of the day will leave the Visitor Center at 7:00am, daily. The last shuttle pick up from the Temple of Sinewava is at 8:15pm.

The Springdale town shuttle will also resume, but on a modified route. The first Springdale town shuttle will begin at 8:05am and run until 9:15pm, seven days a week.

(Springdale town.com)

(Nps.gov)