A new traffic light and pedestrian crossing have been installed at the Highway 191-Spanish Trail Road intersection in Spanish Valley and will become operational Friday, Jan. 21.
The new light, installed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), will facilitate both north-south traffic along 191 and east-west traffic along Spanish Trail Road.
Pedestrian signals and a new crosswalk across the southern end of the intersection will create safe passage for foot traffic across 191, the Moab Valley’s main artery.
Humming with travelers, the multi-lane route carries local, tourist and through-traffic ranging from semi-trucks to off-highway vehicles and everything in between.
UDOT is also planning to add frontage roads and upgrade five other intersections along 191, including another traffic light and a bicycle underpass at the highway’s intersection with Millcreek Drive/Aggie Boulevard, where the new Utah State University-Moab campus will open this spring.
These projects are among about a dozen identified by the 2021 Moab and Spanish Valley Regional Transportation Plan. Created by UDOT and local governments, the plan’s other priorities include extending various bicycle and multiuse paths; creating a separated trail system along Spanish Valley Drive; and widening and updating Kane Creek Boulevard.