SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 5, 2020) — Salt Lake County and Emigration Township announced today that Emigration Canyon will be closed to cyclists from June 15, 2020 to mid-September 2020 for roadway reconstruction. The closure is from the Salt Lake City / Salt Lake County border, near the mouth of the canyon, to the intersection with SR-65 (the East Canyon Road).
The reconstruction of the road will result in better bike lanes where pavement width allows.
The public outreach team has several suggested alternate rides listed below, although none will allow a cyclist to ride from Salt Lake City to Morgan County or from Salt Lake City to Park City, Utah. Emigration Canyon is perhaps the most widely used recreational route in Utah.
The full text of the notice is below:
Notice for Cyclists:
Due to the one-way traffic necessitated by this project, Emigration Canyon will be CLOSED to cyclists during construction. With one lane unaccessible, the road is not wide enough to safely accommodate both motor vehicles and bicycles. Safety is the number one priority of our team, and the decision was made to close the canyon to cyclists in order to prevent accidents. We apologize for the inconvenience. Suggested alternate cycling routes include:
- City Creek Canyon (5.7 miles to the top)
- Wasatch Boulevard Out-and-Back (16 miles round trip)
- Millcreek Canyon from Wasatch Boulevard (18 miles round trip)
- Wasatch Boulevard to Big Cottonwood Canyon (35 miles round trip)
- Wasatch Boulevard to Little Cottonwood Canyon (39 miles round trip)
For more information about cycling routes, visit: www.visitutah.com/things-to-do/road-cycling
For your safety and the safety of those working in the area, please exercise caution while in the construction zone. Reduce speeds, and watch for flagging personnel and traffic control devices.
Questions or Concerns?
Salt Lake County and Emigration Township have established a dedicated public information team for this project. For more information, or to leave feedback, call 877-495-4240, or send an email to [email protected].
Schedules are subject to change due to weather and/or equipment issues.