Maintenance Work is Coming to Lower Millcreek Canyon
This August, the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District and Unincorporated Salt Lake County will begin
conducting work to extend the life of the pavement in Millcreek Canyon. This project will mill o the top layer of
asphalt and add fresh pavement and update signing and striping of the roadway. Additionally, some key area
drainage improvements will also be included in this project.
Construction activities will begin on Monday, August 8th and will wrap up in fall 2022. Crews will be onsite daily from
approximately 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. In order to complete the improvements to the roadway, lane closures will be in place
during this work.
CANYON USERS - PLEASE PLAN AHEAD
Road Cycling Closures. Because this work will remove the top layer of asphalt, it will not be safe for cyclists to
use the road until construction is complete. The road will be closed below the winter gate to all bicycle trac
throughout the duration of this project. For your safety and the safety of the crews, please do not attempt to pass
through the construction area on your bike.
Other Impacts During Construction. One lane of traffic will remain open throughout construction and will be
fully reopened to trac on weekends. Please plan for extra time when driving up the canyon. Driveway access
will remain open except for very brief interruptions while work passes directly in front of each access.
OTHER AREA PROJECTS
Salt Lake County Upper Mill Creek Canyon Road Improvements Project
This project is separate from the maintenance on the Millcreek Canyon road section from Winter Gate to Big
Water Trailhead. That project is funded by a Federal Lands Access Program grant and construction is anticipated
to occur in summer 2025.
For more information on this project, visit slco.org/planning-transportation/millcreek-road-improvements.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Elbow Fork Fuel Reduction Project
The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest will likely be doing wildre prevention work (cut and pile fuel
reduction) in the Elbow Fork area of Millcreek Canyon between August and October 2022 as part of the Water
Restoration Initiative. This work is similar to what was done in the upper end of Lamb’s Canyon road in the
summer of 2021. If you have questions about that work, contact the Salt Lake Ranger District at 801-733-2660.
CONTACT THE MILLCREEK CANYON MILL & OVERLAY PROJECT TEAM
If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Public Involvement team at 385-237-1744 or visit