To accommodate future growth and development in the area east of Zion National Park, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has started the East Zion Roundabout and Improvement Project, that will:

  • Install a new roundabout at the intersection of North Fork Road (MP 46.5) and SR-9
  • Add intersection improvements at MP 45.2 that include an at-grade pedestrian crossing, widening SR-9 to accommodate turn lanes, widened areas for a future shuttle, and striping and signing improvements
  • Reduce speed from 55 mph to 35 mph from the east entrance of Zion National Park (MP 44.8) to MP 45.5. Speed reduction from 55 mph to 45 mph from MP 45.5 to MP 46.75
  • Install a new pedestrian underpass at the intersection of North Fork Road (MP 46.5) and SR-9
  • Install a 14-foot wide multiuse path on the south side of SR-9 between MP 45.2 and MP 46.5
  • Install wildlife crossing conflict mitigation measures along SR-9 including speed reduction, static signage, and variable message signs

As much as possible, improvements will be designed to harmonize with the surrounding environment. 

Draft State Environmental Study (SES)

A draft State Environmental Study (SES) for improvements on State Route 9 (SR-9) east of Zion National Park (ZNP) is available for the public to view and comment on. The draft can be viewed here. Visit our 'How to Provide Feedback' page for more information.


Throughout 2022, the project team will work with local stakeholders to design the improvements. A public meeting took place Wednesday, September 14. Final design is expected before the end of 2022. Construction is projected to last one season, beginning in spring 2023 and ending in the fall.

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This project has a dedicated public involvement team to answer questions. For questions please contact us at eastzion@utah.gov and 435-417-9417. 

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