Work Scheduled To Improve Drainage Pipes At Zion National Park
Zion National Park will begin work to improve drainage pipes under the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway near the park’s South Entrance. The National Park Service began planning this work after a flood that happened in June 2021. NPS engineers and maintenance staff designed these improvements to make flooding less likely in the future. Work is planed to start Monday, November 14th. While the work is happening, there will be one lane open into the park and one lane open out of the park at the South Entrance. This is so that construction workers can complete the project more quickly and efficiently. Drivers will follow a clearly marked detour route through the South Campground (which is closed during the winter) so that the construction contractor can work without interruption. When the project is done, there will be multiple new or improved culverts along the road, and the park will resurface effected areas of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.