Guest Post from Amy Wicks
I made the request to bump the canyon closure times to 10 pm and the attached document is the response I received from the Ogden City utility
manager who is one of the staff members assigned to oversee the
On a related note, I am making contact with Horrocks on Monday to
discuss delays and travel times. I was stuck in Ogden Canyon for over an
hour and a half headed home to Ogden from Snowbasin on Friday...as were
many many others. I understand the snowy weather creates challenges,
but cars were moving eastbound so I'm curious why there was no westbound
movement. For almost an hour, It seemed as if the only westbound
movement was from vehicles inching forward as others were giving up and
That type of delay is completely unacceptable and I will let you know
what I am able to find out. I am also interested in hearing from others
who have encountered problems traveling through Ogden Canyon so I can
try to work through the issues with the construction company and make
sure UDOT is aware of the problems as well, since they are the entity
granting permission for closures and delays.
You are welcome to post this on your blog as an effort to help keep the public aware of what is going on.
Ogden City Council
At Large Seat C
Click here to read the response for the Ogden City Utility Manager
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Friday, January 04, 2013
Here is another update from Jason Allen, Horrocks Engineers
In an effort to accommodate weekend traffic, we have changed the closure schedule slightly. The following are the updated closure times for SR-39 in Ogden Canyon.
Sunday night – Friday morning: 8pm – 5am
Friday night – Saturday morning: 10pm – 6am
Saturday night: no closure
Hopefully, this modification will lessen the impact to residents and businesses. We recognize that visitors within the canyon are usually more frequent on Friday and Saturday evenings.
As always, we want to thank you for your patience during this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
Jason M. Allen, P.E. Public Involvement3544 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 11 | Ogden, Utah 84401