April 2008

Roadwork On Lake Shore Drive Begins

            Lake Shore Drive, near Wahweap Marina, will receive a new surface this spring.  The road will be “slurry sealed,” which will fill in cracks and restore a uniform road surface.  Periodic slurry sealing is essential to properly maintain roads.  Morgan Pavement, of Kaysville, Utah, was set to begin working in the Wahweap area on April 2.  The roadwork will occur Monday through Saturday and is expected to be completed by April 26.

Areas to be slurry sealed include —
      South Lake Shore Drive —  While crews are working on this segment of road, one lane of traffic will be open at all times.  Visitors should expect 10-15 minute delays.
      North Lake Shore Drive will be closed in mid-April for three days to allow roadwork to be completed.  The closure will be from the north entrance station at highway 89 to the marina area near Stateline.  During this time, all visitors to Wahweap should enter through the south entrance using South Lake Shore Drive.
      Wahweap Boulevard. One lane will remain open at all times, with short delays possible.
      Parking Lots, including those for the Lake Powell Resort and Stateline.  Parking lots will also be temporarily closed while crews are slurry sealing them.

This work is being done when temperatures are warm enough to allow the
slurry to properly cure, but before the busy summer season gets underway.Visitors should remember to always drive slowly and cautiously through construction zones and follow the instructions of road flaggers.