Update on New Nine Mile Road Construction**Image Gallery**

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Nine Mile Canyon Road improvements:

  • 34 miles of roadway improvements
  • 32 miles along Nine Mile Canyon Road
  • 1 mile of Harmon Canyon
  • 1 mile of Gate Canyon
  • 225 culverts
  • 24 low water concrete crossings
  • Geometry and safety improvements
  • Chip and micro-surface seal
  • $22.5 million budget
What’s left in 2012?
  • Drainage crossings
  • 85 culverts
  • 150 completed to date
  • 3 low-water concrete crossings
  • 100,000 cubic yards of earthwork
  • 220,000 CY completed to date
  • 122,000 tons of gravel
  • 140,000 tons completed to date
  • 22 miles of chip seal and micro-surfacing
  • 13 miles chipped to date – microsurfacing application starting June 18
  • Asphalt at major intersections, low-water crossing, cattle guard transitions – areas in bottom 13 miles completed to date
General Schedule:
  • June and July
  • Complete earthwork to soldier creek mine
  • Continue night hauling of untreated base course
  • Culverts and concrete low-water crossings
  • Up to 11 separate crews (eight on average)
  • Chip and microsurface to the summit complete by early August
  • 35 WW Clyde, 40 subcontractors, and six JDE employees
  • Late July to early September
  • Complete placement of untreated base course
  • Complete signing and striping
  • Fall 2012 to Spring 2013
  • Earthwork, grading and drainage from MP 29-34
  • Chip seal and microsurfacing of remaining 10 miles
Traffic Control:
  • Wait time typically under 10 minutes
  • Rarely over 20 minutes
  • Minimized as much as possible
  • Protects the traveling public and reduces liability
  • Isolated and coordinated shut-downs at a few locations
Public Information:
  • Project information signs at each end of the project
  • Updated weekly
  • Weekly construction updates provided to the BLM
  • Major traffic closures would be communicated via county emergency services and industry channels
  • Close coordination with industry
  • Passenger cars are not recommended but will be accommodated
  • Regular communication with special interest groups
Budget:
  • Carbon and Duchesne Counties: $5 million
  • Carbon and Duchesne County Road Districts: $2.5 million
  • State of Utah (CIB): $5 million
  • Bill Barrett Corporation: $10 million
  • Total: $22.5 million

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