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  • Road Closure: Friday, September 26

    On Friday, September 26, a contractor will be working on a utility below the park road near Headquarters. Therefore, the road will be closed to all vehicle traffic at roughly Mile 3. The road will re-open on Saturday morning.

Parks Highway Traffic Detour in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Date: September 29, 2010
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583

 Due to the excavation of a large trench across the Parks Highway at Mile 237, near the entrance to the Denali Park Road, travelers will experience a detour beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, October 4 until 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 8. The trench will accommodate piping for the new wastewater treatment facility for the park’s entrance area, which is under construction west of the highway.

Traffic will be diverted around the trench via a 100 yard temporary bypass lane constructed on the west side of the road. Flagger personnel will control traffic 24 hours a day until the project is complete. Minimal traffic delays are expected.

Additional park information is available at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling (907) 683-2294 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Did You Know?

snowy landscape and distant snow-covered mountain

Recent climate warming has affected Denali in ways that are readily apparent, such as reduced spring snowfall, earlier snowmelt, earlier green-up and thawing of permanent snowfields. Subarctic ecosystems, like Denali, are extremely sensitive to climate variability and change.