U.S. Route 191 Indian Canyon Emergency Paving


During September 2023, Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is paving approximately 11 miles of US-191 in the Indian Canyon area between milepost 265 and 290 to preserve the road surface through the winter. The work is taking place between Duschesne and Helper with one section between milepost 265 and 268 and the other between milepost 282 and 290. Crews will be rotomilling the old pavement and putting down new pavement and striping.


On Monday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, US-191 will be restricted to a single lane of one-way, alternating traffic controlled by flagging operations during the work hours of 7 am to 7 pm. Lane width is restricted to 11 feet. Work is expected to take place in 3-mile segments and wait times will be 15 minutes or less.


U.S. Route 191 Indian Canyon Passing Lane


Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has designed improvements to U.S. Route 191 in the Indian Canyon area, approximately 13 miles south of Duchesne in Duchesne County. The road between milepost 280 and 282 will be widened to build a 2-mile long southbound passing lane. The new lane will be 12 feet wide. The project will also construct 6-foot wide shoulders on both sides of the road, replace several culverts to improve drainage, and update striping.


Work on the culvert replacements is expected to take place Fall 2023 with the remainder of the work slated for the 2024 construction year.


The passing lane is designed to improve safety by providing a space for faster vehicles to pass slower traffic and to increase capacity on a busy trucking route. These improvements will support the region's growing transportation and economic development needs.


Upcoming Construction

Construction is expected to start as early as Summer 2023.

Project Design: Fall 2022 to Spring 2023

Project design is currently underway.

Start Construction: Summer 2023

Contact Information

To contact the public information team with questions or concerns:

Hotline: 435-254-3305

Email: us191indiancanyon@utah.gov

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