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Update: Road Improvements to Temporarily Close Portion of Cape Royal Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

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Date: August 29, 2013
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, AZGrand Canyon National Park has begun improvements to Cape Royal Road on the North Rim. Beginning September 3, 2013 Cape Royal Road from Roosevelt Point to Cape Royal Point, at approximately mile 11.5, will be closed for repaving.

Additional improvements along the stretch of Cape Royal Road include sidewalk replacement at Walhalla Pullout, parking lot enhancements at the Cape Royal Parking area and repaving the Cape Royal Trail and Overlook.

After September 3rd visitors to the North Rim will still be able to drive Cape Royal Road to Roosevelt Point. Vehicles over 20 feet in length will not be permitted on Cape Royal Road for the duration of construction. Work along this portion of Cape Royal road has already begun and includes improvements to culverts, headwalls, guardrails, and pullouts.  During this period traffic delays may occur and drivers should be alert for workers on the road and possible traffic pattern changes. Point Imperial Scenic Road will still be accessible to visitors.

 All road improvements are scheduled to be completed by the end of the season.

 For the most up-to-date information on the road improvement project at the North Rim, please visit http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/const.htm

 

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Did You Know?

THE INNER GORGE OF THE GRAND CANYON, 1200 feet (366m)

Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)