The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a contract to begin asphalt paving of the Navajo Lake Road (Forest Road 30053) on the Dixie National Forest, June 6 through late fall, 2016.

Currently, the gravel Navajo Lake Road is a high traffic roadway that provides access to summer recreation cabins, trails, campgrounds, Navajo Lake and the North Creek Road. Numerous locals and visitors to Navajo Lake have been highly awaiting paving of this road to decrease the road dust. The road construction project will reduce dust hazards, improve visibility and enhance overall safety of roadway conditions.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded the Navajo Lake Road Reconstruction contract to local contractor, Mel Clark, Inc., located in Cedar City, Utah. The scheduled road work will consist of roadway excavation, grading, improving drainage, aggregate base, rock walls, asphalt paving, erosion control, signing and striping, seeding and mulching and temporary traffic control along the entire 5.70 miles of Navajo Lake Road.

The road construction schedule will be Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.  Construction is not currently scheduled for weekends and federal holidays. All visitors and travelers to the Navajo Lake Road may expect at least a 30-minute delay during scheduled construction times. Be aware of heavy equipment that may take up most of the width of the road during this work. Please slow down and adhere to road restrictions and one lane travel with a traffic escort. 

“The short duration road delays may cause a temporary inconvenience to some forest users until this work is completed. Be prepared with personal needs and expect delays, plan some additional time to get your destination,” said Steven O’Neil, Forest Engineer.

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