|Above, Utah State Route 9 in Zion National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Hordes of visitors to Utah's Zion National Park are taking a toll on the State Route 9 through the towns of Springdale and Rockville.
The Department of Transportation is taking steps to refurbishing the highway.
(KUTV) For years the roads leading to Zion National Park have been slowly weathering away due to the millions of visitors come to the park every year.
Rockville and Springdale, Utah, are two cities impacted, especially during tourist season. The Utah Department of Transportation is currently working on a two-phase project that will give State Route 9, and the five-mile stretch of road going through the cities and park a face lift.
Project manager with UDOT, Chris Hall, said it will cost between $12 to 14 million to complete the whole two-phase project. Phase one starts in Rockville.
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