Monte Cristo Highway opens at 6 a.m. on Friday

OGDEN — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts that State Road 39, the Monte Cristo Highway, will open to all traffic for the spring and summer at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 23.

SR-39 will open between milepost 37, near the Ant Flat Road turn off east of Huntsville, Weber County and milepost 56, near Woodruff, Rich County. Once the gates are opened, the roadway between these two points will remain open until late next fall.

SR-39 is closed for the winter months each year because of safety concerns and the prohibitive cost of keeping it open to traffic. The roadway is opened each spring once winter weather conditions have generally subsided. Motorists are advised that some winter storms may still occur at the highest elevations on this roadway well into the summer months, so they should be prepared for this when traveling this route.

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