Zion Canyon South Entrance Redesign

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The Zion Canyon South Entrance serves as a gateway for the majority of visitors to Zion National Park (ZION). Increases in visitation and changes in use patterns, combined with outdated infrastructure, have contributed to congestion and safety challenges in the area. The National Park Service (NPS) at ZION is proposing to redesign the South Entrance area of Zion Canyon. This project is intended to improve visitors' experience and ensure the long-term sustainability of operations in a very busy park by reducing user group conflicts, improving visitor safety, and protecting natural and cultural resources.

The proposed project aims to realign the roadway from the South Entrance Fee Station to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. The road realignment would use roundabouts, reconfigure parking for large vehicles, and simplify travel for ZION shuttle buses. The proposed project would also install a new vehicle and pedestrian bridge and reroute trails to facilitate a smoother flow of pedestrians and cyclists. This proposal is anticipated to improve roadway circulation by separating vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic to reduce user group conflicts; create pedestrian connections and intuitive wayfinding; and modernize infrastructure while improving compliance with the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The NPS encourages your participation and welcomes your attendance at an upcoming virtual meeting to discuss this proposal in more detail. Access the "Document List" menu to the left of the screen to view the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Floodplain Statement of Finding (FSOF), prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These documents provide a decision-making framework that explores alternatives to meet project objectives, evaluates potential issues and impacts to park resources and values, and identifies mitigation measures to lessen the degree or extent of those impacts.

To learn more, please attend our upcoming virtual public meeting on March 19th at 6pm MT. Access the "Meeting Notices" menu to the left of the screen for more detailed meeting information.

Your feedback is valuable and helps us make informed decisions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Jonathan Shafer