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Arches National Park Completes Road Projects

Winter is normally the quiet time at Arches National Park.

But not this year.

The park will waive entrance fees Saturday (Nov. 9) and Sunday (Nov. 10) to celebrate the recent completion of a months long road project that inconvenienced visitors and caused closures much of 2017, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

The project lasted nine months and replaced roads that were built in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The $16 million worth of road work included the resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation of approximately 23 miles of roads and pullouts, including those along the entrance (U.S. 191) and main roads, in the campground and other spurs and loops.

Devils Garden Campground remains closed, however, awaiting the completion of a new water tank. Park officials expect the popular camping area to open sometime later this month.

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