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Thread: Huge Hwy 14 Cedar City Landslide !!!

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    Huge Hwy 14 Cedar City Landslide !!!

    There was a huge landslide on Hwy 14 this weekend just up Cedar Canyon from Cedar City. We were all there for the BMW MOA Fall Colors just a few weekends ago!

    Here's a link to an article and photos but frankly the photos don't do it justice based on other photos I've seen on Facebook. From the FB photos it looks like at least 1/4 mile or so of the canyon road is completely washed away by several hundred feet down the hill; it's not just a matter of debris falling on the road.

    With snow already on the ground it's going to be tough job to reopen it by Spring.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/arc...of-cedar-city/

    You may be able to see better photos if you find my FB page.

    Robert Starling
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    mods: I don't know where this belongs on the forum so move it as you see fit! Thanks!

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    Great Road. . .

    WOW! Been on this one many times, and glad I wasn't on it when this happened. Yikes!

    For those who have never been to Cedar City and Hwy 14 - when it gets re-opened, just do it. . .

    Walking Eagle

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    Check out some of the photos of the landslide
    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52...-road.html.csp


    UDOT estimates slide was 1,700 ' long and 100' deep
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    GSA needed:)

    GSA could probably make a path! Was a nice road. Hope nobody is under that mess? Shovel ready jobs,...Randy

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    Wow! We were over that stretch of road several times when we were there for the Cedar City Weekend Getaway this year. Hope everyone is OK.
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    Update on SR 14 near Cedar City, UT

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=960&sid=1775...onths-to-clear



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    Wow! That picture says it all
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    http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100g:0:::1:T,V:3571,
    S.R. 14 Landslide Repair

    Traffic Impact:

    State Route 14 (S.R. 14) is impassable between Cedar City and Cedar Breaks National Monument due to a landslide that displaced the original road.
    The road closure extends from milepost 5 to the S.R. 148 Junction.
    The road will remain closed until early Summer 2012.
    Wood's Ranch, Webster Flat and Duck Creek Village are accessible from the east side of S.R. 14.


    Project Schedule:

    Aerial survey data was collected last week and is currently being analyzed to get an accurate evaluation of the extent of the slide and to provide measurable points for re-engineering the road. This data aids in determining types of repair and estimating general costs.

    Beginning November 1st, UDOT will post project information for contractors on the Project Explorer web page.

    UDOT anticipates selecting a contractor prior to the end of November.

    Construction may extend into June 2012.


    Project Overview:

    This project replaces a section of state Route 14 affected by a landslide. Basic elements of this project include stabilizing slopes, moving earth and debris, and constructing a new road.
    Adjacent tourist destinations are accessible via alternate routes.
    Over the winter months UDOT will continue snow removal on state Route 14 from U.S. 89 to Navajo Lake.
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    wow!

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    What is UDOT going to do? Abandon the road? Go around it?

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    Looks like a new road needs to built right over the landslide. Add some curves and new elevation changes and it may even be better!

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    UDOT official web site:
    http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100g:0:::1:T,V:3571

    Official UDOT timeline:
    https://www.udot.utah.gov/public/uco...76014567786080

    Rather new article in local SLC paper on the situation: 23 Feb 2012
    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/53...slide.html.csp

    Quick synopsis
    Temporary road by Memorial Day - weekends only(maybe spring weather depended)
    Open road by Fall 2012 (estimated)
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    Slideshow of the road and work being done.

    Note: click "Show Info" for date of photo and caption http://www.flickr.com/photos/utahdot...92782805/show/

    Starting in June, Limited night travel (7pm-7am) and weekends (F 5pm-M 7am)through the road might be possible.
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    Update:

    UT 14 will be open now after 24 May 2012 , Nights and weekends till the fix is complete. Dirt for now, but better than going the long way around.


    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=2045...&s_cid=queue-1


    "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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    Highway 14 finally opens after landslide cleanup

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=2055...s_cid=queue-12

    "The road will be open around the clock on Fridays and weekends, but crews are still working. So, Monday through Thursday, it will only be open at night from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m."
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