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Zion-Mount Carmel Highway will close for repairs in April

(Franciso Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Glimpses of the scenic famed walls of Zion National Park flash by motorists as they travel through the mile long tunnel along the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway.

St. George • A highway through a Utah national park will close for road repairs for most of April.

The Spectrum reports that Zion-Mount Carmel Highway will be closed for three weeks beginning April 9.

Officials say the road in the park 308 miles south of Salt Lake City will be fully closed from the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel to Canyon Junction in order for a federal highway contractor to completely remove a section to rebuild the road and a retaining wall.

Officials say the east side will be limited to vehicles smaller than 7 feet, 10 inches in width and 11 feet, 4 inches in height between the east entrance and the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.

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