Maintenance work on SR 279 in Canhyonlands to cause delays
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The section of state Route 279 (also known as the Potash Road) located within Canyonlands National Park will be closed from June 10 through June 22 for replacement of large culverts in the roadway, National Park Service officials said in a news release.

A Park Service maintenance crew is currently working on portions of the road and delays up to 45 minutes can be expected, officials said.

The Shafer and White Rim trails located within Canyonlands park will remain open and will not be affected by the SR 279 road closure.

After June 22, maintenance will continue on the Potash Road. Drivers on that section of SR 279 can expect delays of up to 45 minutes, according to the news release. All work on the road is scheduled to be completed by July 4, park service officials said.

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