The Hualapai Tribe has awarded a contract to complete paving of the road to Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk. In 2009 the tribe started the project by paving 4.5 miles of the road. The remaining 9 miles will be completed with construction beginning in April. It is expected that the project will take a year for completion as there are a lot of areas on the road that will need to be improved before they are paved. The contract has been awarded to a Prescott construction company.
If you are planning a trip to the Skywalk this year, you will want to allow extra driving time in case of delays for the construction. The Skywalk is a horseshoe shaped bridge that juts over the edge of the Canyon and allows views through its glass bottom as well as over the edge. It is located at Eagle Point at Grand Canyon West. Eagle Point is an amazing view area that you won’t want to miss!
Check the video below to see what the road was like last July.