Updates on Highway 24 paving

This is an update from UDOT about paving. Please note there will be nigh time paving.

Current Construction Activities   Nighttime Paving Operations to Begin. As early as this Sunday, June 19, crews will begin nighttime work for all paving operations. This will lessen traffic delays and increase the pace at which the project can be completed. Increased noise and vibrations during nighttime hours in some areas can be expected.  

Torrey – Pre-paving activities continue on State Route 24 (SR-24) at town center through Torrey. As crews work in the area, side street traffic onto SR-24 will be periodically detoured around the active construction zone. The detours may shift during the week and should cause only minimal inconvenience. Through traffic on Main Street will be subject to lane shifts and alternating one-way traffic with flagging operations.  

Work continues to progress widening shoulders, extending culverts, and placing new guardrail east of Torrey and into Capitol Reef National Park. Delays of up to 15 minutes are possible through this section of the project. Please note that there may be parking restrictions on the shoulders near Hickman Bridge and Grand Wash trailheads as crews work in those areas.  

Paving of the new widened area continues this week between mileposts 110 – 112 near Hanksville. Paving activities are also taking place near the Hanksville Airport moving south toward Hanksville. These paving activities will be performed at night. Delays of up to 15 minutes are possible.   Due to the narrow roadway, and to ensure a safe working environment, it is necessary to implement alternating one-way traffic, using a pilot vehicle and flagging. In some areas, only flagging operations may be in effect with no pilot car. Work is expected to last several weeks in the construction areas.