The U.S. 89 Kanab to Kanab Creek project, valued at $9.8 million, includes construction of an acceleration lane at the port-of-entry. The port will host emergency service vehicles during project construction to aid in response times to outlying areas.
The winter construction schedule has been designed to safeguard the local economy by avoiding interference with the tourist season. By excavating rock during a season of lower traffic volume, engineers also hope to safely maintain traffic when the road is open, keep the work zone safe, and maintain steady production rates so paving can begin when temperatures are sufficiently warm in the spring. Southern Utah News