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    Glacier

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Chip Sealing Schedule

Glacier National Park is chip sealing most of its asphalt paved roadways this year (two sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are also under major construction and will not be chip sealed). The purpose of chip sealing and other pavement preservation techniques is to protect the significant investment we have in our roads throughout the park. The cost to replace roads is extremely high so it makes sense to preserve them and extend their life as long as we can. This is exactly what chip sealing does, it puts a protective coating of bituminous material and rock chips directly on the asphalt to extend the life of the road surface by 5 to 7 years. Glacier's roads have not been chip sealed in over ten years and so we were on the verge of losing many sections of them.

Please excuse the construction this season. You should only be inconvenienced 15 minutes in either direction if you encounter the chip sealing operations.

 

Pavement Preservation Schedule for August 4 through August 20
Crews will be working in the following areas, as shown in red on the map below.

  • August 4- Slurry Many Glacier Hotel Parking lot, Many Glacier Dump Station, Swiftcurrent Motor Inn Parking lot, and Swiftcurrent Cabin Parking.

  • Chip Seal Many Glacier Campground, Rangerstation Parking, Entrance Station Parking, Many Glacier Road.

  • August 5- Slurry Many Glacier Hotel Parking, Swiftcurrent motor Inn Parking, Swiftcurrent Cabin Parking, Poia Lake pullout. Chip Seal Many Glacier Road and pullouts.

  • August 6- Slurry Seal Many Glacier Hotel Parking, Swiftcurrent Motor Inn Parking, Swiftcurrent Cabin Parking, Grinnel Glacier Trailhead Parking. Chip Seal Many Glacier Road and any other touch up areas.

  • August 9- Slurry Two Medicine Picnic area Parking spots. Chip Seal Chief Mountain Road and Pullouts.

  • August 10- Patching on Grist Road and Fish Creek. Chip Seal Chief Mountain Road and Pullouts. Chip Seal Walton Ranger Station in afternoon.

  • August 11- Chip Seal Chief Mountain Road, pullouts, and Crusher Hill Parking lot. Chip Seal Camas Road to Grist Road and Grist Road.

  • August 12- Slurry Fish Creek Amphitheatre Parking, Ranger Station Parking, and Picnic Area Parking. Sweep and Fog Seal Chief Mtn. Chip Seal Camas Road to Fish Creek and Fish Creek Road and campground.

  • August 13-Cape Seal Camas Road. Fog Seal and Stripe Many Glacier. Chip Seal Apgar Campground.

  • August 16-Cape Seal Camas Road. Fog Seal and Stripe St. Mary. Chip Seal Apgar Main Road and Wastewater Treatment Plant Road.

  • August 17- Cape Seal Camas Road. Fog Seal and Stripe Two Medicine.

  • August 18- Cape Seal Camas Road, and finish slurry at HQ Maintenance Area. Fog Seal Walton.

  • August 19-Fog Seal on West Side of Park.

  • August 20- Finish Fog Seal on West Side of Park.

 
Picture of the cip sealing map
Work Zone Areas
Glacier National Park

Did You Know?

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Did you know that in 1932, Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park became the world’s first International Peace Park due to the good work between the two nation’s rotary clubs?