Utah road blocked by landslide to re-open early

May 17 2012 - 1:38pm

CEDAR CITY -- Utah transportation officials say they're ahead of schedule to open a portion of a southern Utah highway that's been blocked since a massive landslide last fall.

Officials say there will be dirt road access through the landside area on State Route 14 starting Memorial Day weekend.

A landslide in Cedar Canyon in October destroyed nearly a half mile of the scenic byway that connects Interstate 15 to U.S. Highway 89 between Cedar City and Kane County.

The repairs cost an estimated $14 million.

The dirt road will open 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and will remain open through the long weekend. After that, it will close from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on most weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, until the fix is complete.


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