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Road Closures and Travel-Related Updates

Updated on August 16, 2021

Cottonwood Wash Bridge Closure on Hwy 95 West of Blanding

Please be advised that Cottonwood Wash Bridge on Hwy 95 about 10 miles west of Blanding, UT will be closed for approximately 60 days for repairs. 

Hwy 95 provides access to and from; Natural Bridges National Monument, Lake Powell, Cedar Mesa, Grand Gulch, the Shash Jaa Unit of Bears Ears National Monument, Hanksville, UT, etc.

Paved detours are Hwy 261 (Moki Dugway) and I-70.

For more information, please visit UDOT's website.

Updated on September 17, 2020


Workman Bridge in Mexican Hat overnight closures Tuesday, September 15th and Thursday, September 17th.


UDOT and the San Juan County Road department would like to remind travelers in the south county that work on the bridge crossing the San Juan River at Mexican Hat Utah will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday, September 15th from 7pm to 6am the following morning.  Crews will repeat the closure on Thursday, September 17th from 7pm to 6am the following morning.  


Weight and size restrictions remain on the bridge so oversize loads and larger vehicles are being re-routed. Signage in the area will direct those vehicles to designated detours. 




Updated on August 12, 2020

Mexican Hat Bridge Closures and interruptions to traffic update.

Contractors working on the Workman Bridge crossing the San Juan River on US 163  in Mexican Hat will be doing major work on the structure and caution that width restrictions on loads will be in effect through August. 


Full closures of the bridge are scheduled for the night of Thursday August 20th 2020 and a full weekend closure of the bridge will be in effect beginning Friday August 21st at 7pm and extending to 6am Monday August 24th, 2020. 


By grouping the two closures the contractor will be able to accomplish bridge work with fewer closures than anticipated for the overall construction schedule. 


For real time closures you can visit the UDOT website at


Updated on July 29th, 2020

Mexican Hat Bridge Closures and traffic adjustments

August 3rd will be the first day of impacts for general vehicle traffic using the bridge crossing the San Juan River on US 163 at Mexican Hat. Wide Loads and Long Loads have already been dealing with restrictions on the bridge. Temporary signs and signals are already in place. Key dates shared with our office for full closure of the bridge will include a daytime closure on August 13th through the 14th and beginning the night of August 14th the bridge will be closed until August 17th. 

Watch for more updates as information becomes available from UDOT and the contractor for the bridge replacement. 

Updated on July 16th, 2020

Mexican Hat Bridge Closures and traffic adjustments

This week work started on the bridge crossing the San Juan River on US 163 at Mexican Hat, Utah.  Interruptions should begin on Monday the 20th of July. Work is scheduled to be between the hours of 7AM and 5PM. Warning signs are posted and passenger cars and smaller commercial vehicles should not be delayed too long for the first few days of the work but UDOT is advising all wide and long loads will be restricted beginning  Monday July 20th. Barriers will be installed and hard restrictions will exist for traffic on US 163 both directions beginning the 27th of July and continuing for 6 weeks. There will be a full closure of the bridge between August 14th and August 17th. 

Updated on January 29th, 2020

US191 update:

Updated on September 24th, 2019

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has begun a two-mile safety improvement project on U.S. Highway 191 between La Sal Junction and Hole-‘N’-The-Rock that will require regular road closures to accommodate blasting.  US-191 approximately 15 miles south of Moab, and 35 miles north of Monticello.  Start Milepost: 107 - End Milepost: 109

The project aims to improve recovery for vehicles that wander from the travel lanes by excavating into existing rock cuts and upgrading barrier to new standards or removing barrier where slopes can be leveled.  


  • Monday September 23rd  -Blast time 6:15 P.M.
  • Wednesday September 25th -Blast Time 6:15 P.M.
  • Thursday September 26th - Blast Time 6:15 P.M.

Full road closures of up to 45 minutes for blasting may occur MONDAYS through THURSDAYS before 8:30 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. to protect the safety of both workers and travelers.  Delays of up to an additional 45 minutes are anticipated after the road is reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic.   Blasting may continue for several weeks and is estimated to continue through much of November.

At other times, single lane closures with alternating traffic and delays of up to 20 minutes may be anticipated.  


Updated on May 8th 2019

Johnson Creek Cutoff will be closed due to a Culvert being placed. The road is anticipated to reopen by May 16th 2019.

Updated on April 22nd 2019

The Hite and Bullfrog Airstrips will be closed temporarily May 1st through 10th for renovations. 

The Hite Utah Airstrip will be closed for construction: May 1st, May 7th and May 8th.

The Bullfrog Utah Airstrip will be closed for construction: May 2nd, May 3rd, May 7th, May 8th, May 9th and May 10th.

As an alternative, Cal Black Memorial Airport at Halls Crossing will remain open during this period. Pilots are advised to please check with other nearby alternate airstrips regarding fuel availability prior to landing.

Updated on March 28th 2019

 Blue Notch B2061 Road has a huge boulder that has slid down into the road, a vehicle can squeeze by but it is very doubtful that anything pulling a trailer could make it by this rock and other rocks along the route to Lake Powell. 

There is a sinkhole that swallowed a vehicle requiring a tow truck to remove it over the weekend in the Cottonwood area on the D road system.

Updated on December 14th 2018

Road collapse- Closed until further notice
County Rd 230- Decker Rd: Landfill & Bluff area- Access to Butler Wash
At the Cottonwood Crossing
Seasonal closure for all the high altitude roads
Seasonal gate closure for the Johnson Creek Road B285