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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Temporary Closure of Old Ingraham Highway

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Date: January 13, 2011
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714; Media Contact
Contact: Park Information, 305-242-7700

Temporary Closure of Old Ingraham Highway

Everglades National Park announced today that the Old Ingraham Highway from Gate 15 to the end of the road, Ernest Coe Campsite and Old Ingraham Campsite will all be closed starting January 18, 2011. 

This closure is in effect due to a construction project underway that will install new culverts to allow water to pass beneath the road. This project will improve waterflow conditions in this area of the park as the existing road, built in the 1900's, restricts passage of aquatic animal life.

Current estimate of project completion is March 14, 2011. Contact the park general information line 305-242-7700 with any questions.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Everglades served as the backdrop for much of the military action during the Seminole Wars. The Seminole and Miccosukee people sought refuge within the isolated and relatively unknown expanse of land and water.