· Ogden Canyon is on schedule to close today, Dec. 16, and tomorrow, Dec. 17. During these closures, SR-39 will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the mouth of the canyon in Ogden. Because of the nature of the work and suspended loads above the road, no motorists will be allowed to pass under the pipeline or through the construction zone during the closures.
o The canyon will remain open to local traffic (residents and businesses) via the Ogden Valley (Huntsville) side only. As alternate routes, thru-traffic may use the North Ogden Divide and Trapper’s Loop . The project team has coordinated with Weber School District and UTA regarding alternate bus routing.
o Crews will be erecting cables from the canyon walls to facilitate installation of the new pipe. The work is weather-dependent. Motorists will be advised of any changes to the closure schedule via this email update and electronic message boards on the roadway. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained through the work zone.
· Effective through project completion in April 2016, motorists should continue to expect flagging operations on SR-39 at the mouth of the canyon. Restrictions will be effective during daylight hours, Monday through Saturday. Traffic will be stopped intermittently in both directions for up to 15-minute intervals to accommodate construction equipment access and as a public safety precaution as suspended loads are being transported over the roadway. The work schedule is largely weather-dependent.
Thank you for your cooperation! Happy Holiday's from all your friends in Huntsville!