State Route 12 Stabilization and Expansion

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The National Park Service (NPS) and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) are partnering to improve safety and mobility on State Route 12 in Bryce Canyon National Park (BRCA) between mileposts 14.42-18.16. An Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available online at for public review and comment. Comments can be made from May 28, 2019 through June 27, 2019 on the website or by emailing

UDOT and BRCA initiated the study to address a troublesome landslide area on SR-12 at between mileposts 14 and 15. Since 2015, UDOT Region 4 has performed multiple repairs and preventative activities. In February 2017 a deep-seated landslide occurred creating a large scar nearly 1,000 feet down the slope and losing a 200-foot-long section of the eastbound travel lane. Emergency repairs were made and UDOT and BRCA began coordinating to make permanent repairs.

The Environmental Assessment is now available for public review and comment. It evaluated the social, economic and environmental impacts of the following proposed improvements to SR-12:
• Extending the existing passing lane approximately one mile east
• Restoring the previously lost travel lane and shoulder
• Widening road shoulders along SR-12
• Updating the legal description and map of the highway alignment

A Public Hearing in open house format will be held from 5:00 -7:00 p.m., June 18, 2019 at the Tropic Heritage Center, 20 North Main Street in Tropic, Utah. The public can contact the project for more information at 888-556-0232 or