West End Curve
The first blast of the year is scheduled for
Friday afternoon, June 9, 2 p.m.
What to Expect:
Travelers in the area should expect a 20 minute hold on traffic in both directions.
If you are nearby, you’ll hear a loud “bang”, but these aren’t huge blasts. If all goes as planned, very little debris will need to be cleaned from the existing roadway and travelers will be back on schedule quickly.
Up to five blasts will be needed this month to complete the roadway. These were originally scheduled to occur last October, but had to be rescheduled because of weather. We will share information on the blast times when possible. All construction activities are weather dependent and may change with conditions.
The west end curve is the last half mile of roadway to be built for the U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain–Eddyville Project and is scheduled to be completed in September. The curve in the existing roadway is being straightened by moving the roadway away from the river.
Work is scheduled to be completed by September 22, 2017 (except for seeding, planting, and punch list).
Work will be done 6 days a week, 12 to 13-hours per day, during the day. This could change if there are weather or other delays.
About one week of 24-hour flagging around the end of August or early September. Additional flagging and pilot car work will be needed to pave and stripe in mid-September.