S.R. 12; Passing Lane Connection



In August 2020, UDOT started construction on a 1.25-mile section of S.R. 12 near Bryce Canyon National Park. The project will enhance safety of the corridor by adding a westbound climbing lane, rehabilitating the pavement, increasing the amount of guardrail, and widening the shoulders to increase the distance between bicyclists and drivers.

Drivers can expect single-lane closures with alternating one-way traffic and delays of up to 15 minutes in the area.  For those traveling between Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon, plan extra travel time in case of delays at all three construction zones (about 45 minutes for a worst-case scenario). Construction is expected to be completed in August 2021.



  • Rehabilitating one mile of pavement

  • Constructing a new westbound climbing lane

  • Installing guardrails and other safety features

  • Widening shoulders