View just before sunset from Powell Point along Hermit Road on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. (Photo: NPS
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South Rim Road Preservation Project Begins June 4

View just before sunset from Powell Point along Hermit Road on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. (Photo: NPS)

GRAND CANYON — Grand Canyon visitors may run into a little hiccup if they visit from June 4 to June 16.

The National Park Service road crew will begin a three-week pavement preservation project to seal cracks in the older asphalt surfaces around the park on June 4.

Drivers will see flaggers at temporary traffic control areas where work is taking place. Visitors and residents should expect traffic delays of up to 10 minutes in the active work zones. Road work operations should be completed within an hour at any given location.

The following areas are scheduled for repaired, but variables such as air and surface temperatures may require changes to times and locations.

Tuesday, June 4 – Thursday, June 6

Hwy 64 from South Entrance (5 am -11 am)

Center Rd, Market Plaza Rd, possibly Zuni Rd. (11 am – 3 pm)

Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13

Zuni Rd, Mather Campground Rd, Trailer Village Rd, Yavapai Rd,

Backcountry Office Rd (6 am – 3 pm)

Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20

Finish the listed roads not completed, Desert View Visitor Center parking lot (6 am – 3 pm) For more information, contact John Venn at john_venn@nps.gov or 928-864-9898.