SPRINGDALE, UT – Town, county and state officials celebrated the end of roadwork through Springdale Wednesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting that marked the completion of state Route 9’s reconstruction.

Improvements made to SR-9 during reconstruction through Springdale include wider sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides of the road. SR-9, the state road millions of tourists take each year to visit Zion National Park, was determined by Utah Department of Transportation to be in need of reconstruction. The road was getting worn down and was in need of renewal, which resulted in the road surface being torn down to the base and rebuilt.

Sunroc Corporation started in late 2016 and was completed in two phases. The first phase, which started in Rockville and stopped where it entered Springdale, wrapped up in April 2017. The second phase, which went through Springdale to Zion National Park, began in October 2017 and finished during the latter half of April.

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