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Paria River Bridge stabilization to create traffic delays on Lees Ferry Road Dec. 7-31

Visitors to Lees Ferry can expect delays Dec. 7-31 during daytime hours because of a stabilization project for the Paria River Bridge. (Photo/NPS)

Visitors to Lees Ferry can expect delays Dec. 7-31 during daytime hours because of a stabilization project for the Paria River Bridge. (Photo/NPS)

MARBLE CANYON, Ariz. — Visitors to Lees Ferry can expect traffic delays on the Lees Ferry Road near the Paria River Bridge Dec. 7-31.

Lees Ferry Road is located between Marble Canyon, Arizona and Lees Ferry, in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

The delays are due to a project to stabilize the Paria River Bridge.

Rehabilitation of the bridge is being completed in partnership with the Federal Highways Administration. According to the National Park Service, the project is needed to stabilize the streambed because of errosion caused by periodical high and fast flows of the Colorado River. Incorporated into the project design are measures for protection of the park’s natural and cultural resources.

Traffic controls will be in place to ensure an orderly flow of traffic into one lane to cross the construction zone. Travelers are advised to plan for daily one-lane closures, with delays anticipated to be less than 10 minutes in each direction, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Outside of these hours, the road will be open to two lanes.

After Dec. 31, crews will be out of the traffic pattern of the bridge deck and will be working under the bridge repairing abutments and aprons with little or no traffic control necessary.

The project and traffic control are being completed by a contractor.

Information provided by NPS

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