If you have had the opportunity to drive up Ogden Canyon in the past couple of days, you probably noticed the great job the contractor did in milling and paving the eastbound lane of traffic last weekend. This weekend, the contractor will do the same thing for the westbound lane. In order to complete this work, we will need some closures similar to the closure schedule last weekend. There has been some confusion as to what days and times the canyon will be closed this weekend, so we wanted to take an opportunity to clarify for you.
Tonight, Friday, August 16th, the canyon will be closed to through traffic between 9pm and 7am while the contractor removes the top two inches of asphalt through a milling process starting at the top of the canyon. Tomorrow morning, when the canyon opens to the public at 7am, both lanes of traffic will be open. However, motorists traveling westbound will be subject to a milled surface, which can be difficult for motorcycles and vehicles traveling at high speeds. Please be careful and respectful of the other motorists while traveling westbound on the milled surface.
On Saturday night, August 17th, the canyon will again be closed to through traffic between 9pm and 7am while the contractor completes the milling operation for the westbound lane in the bottom half of the canyon. When the canyon opens again on Sunday morning, both lanes will be open to the public, but the westbound lane will still be milled, so please use caution.
On Sunday night, August 18th, the canyon will close to the public at 5pm and will not open again until Tuesday morning at 5am. The contractor will use this time to install two inches of new asphalt over the recently milled surface on the westbound lane. During this 36-hour closure, emergency vehicles and canyon residents will be allowed to travel in and out of the canyon.
Starting at 5am on Tuesday, August 20th, both lanes of traffic will be open to the public during the day and night. Nightly closures will be in effect from 9pm to 4:30am on Wednesday and Thursday nights while the contractor finishes work on the shoulders, ties in accesses to the new roadway, and installs delineator posts in the canyon.
Thank you, as always, for your patience during this project. Be safe, and have a great weekend.