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Road Project Tough on Local Businesses

It’s interesting what this article doesn’t report: all the problems, confusions, and inconveniences experienced by the area visitors. If we consider each of the 50 businesses who demanded this meeting serve 50 – 250 visitors/ day, it’s reasonable to project they represent 2,500 – 12,500 people who are having trouble every day figuring out when or how they’ll be able to continue with their vacations plans. The Park could use this network of businesses as allies IF they worked to keep them informed well ahead of time… unfortunately, this is not how this project was carried out. Business owners say Zion project too costly Zion National Park » They say they weren’t asked for project input. By Mark Havnes The Salt Lake Tribune, 
Updated: 06/18/2010 09:54:24 PM MDT Zion National Park » Kane County business owners and local elected officials are demanding changes to a construction project inside the east entrance to Zion National Park that they claim is choking off traffic and money during the height of the tourist season. At a Thursday night meeting run by a facilitator hired by the National Park Service, Zion Superintendent Jock Whitworth promised he would have a new plan for the construction … Continue reading

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