Maintenance Prompts Park Pathway Closures Next Week

Plan Ahead and Use Caution

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Photo Credit: Grand Teton National Park

Moose, Wyoming — Beginning Monday, Aug. 12, through Friday, Aug. 16, visitors will see phased closures along the pathways located in Grand Teton National Park.

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Park pathways will be closed in five phases, beginning at the Gros Ventre Roundabout and proceeding north to Jenny Lake. Each phase is anticipated to last one day and all work is weather dependent. Closures on the pathway will begin and end at a major access point or turnout along the road for visitor and vehicle access.

Work is necessary for regular maintenance and upkeep and will consist of asphalt patching and fog sealing.

Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and use sections of the pathways that do not have closures. Please visit the park’s website for a map of the phased pathway closures.

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In addition to the work on the pathways, pavement preservation continues on U. S. Highway 89/191/26 in the park. Fog sealing and micro-sealing will occur between the Moran Junction and the South Gate of Yellowstone, as well as south of Moran Junction.

Travelers should anticipate up to 15-minute delays with each section of road work, for a maximum cumulative delay of 30-minutes. Road work will take place between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Travelers are advised to drive slowly and maintain the recommended speed limit. Road work is weather dependent.

In addition to the pavement preservation work, the final phase of emergency repairs related to the June 2017 washout of the Gros Ventre Road. Work is expected to begin mid-August and continue into
November.

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Traffic delays associated with the Gros Ventre Road repair project will be limited to 15 minutes between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. The work will focus on realignment of the road, restoration of the original speed limit and replacement of the concrete barriers with a guardrail. Additional stream bank armoring will occur upstream and downstream from the work that was completed in the fall of 2017.

Travelers can call the park road information line at 307-739-3682 or visit the park’s website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts to get information about road work locations in the park.

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