State Route 158; Powder Mountain Runaway Truck Ramp

A new truck escape ramp is set for construction on S.R. 158 west of Powder Mountain Resort. The catch-net cable system is relatively new to Utah and uses a series of cable nets to stop runaway trucks coming down the canyon.

The escape ramp uses a concrete chute to guide runaway tricks into the correct position, were cable restraints are then used to steop the trucks. When a truck hits the cables, they are designed to wrap around the truck, causing it to lose speed and eventually stop.

Photo above is similar system in place on US-89 in Logan Canyon.

Schedule

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Design: Complete

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Construction: April 22, 2024 - November 2024

Work Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Workdays: Monday - Friday

Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and material availability.

 

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Construction Complete: Winter 2024

Contact Information

To contact the public information team with questions or concerns:

Hotline: 800-292-3557

Email: sr158safetyproject@utah.gov

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