Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1. Check back for updates Updated 08/13/2014 5:16 pm MT
Road Construction to Begin in South Unit
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
Road construction on the Scenic Drive in Theodore Roosevelt National Park will resume on Monday, May 6.The construction crew will work on the East River Road from Wind Canyon to Beef Corral Bottom.Visitors will encounter single-lane traffic and delays of up to 30 minutes.
Wind Canyon parking lot will be closed for paving on Tuesday, May 7.The Beef Corral and Schramm Hill parking areas will be closed for paving on Wednesday and, if necessary, on Thursday.
During this road repair project, visitors should watch for large trucks travelling to and from the work sites and should drive cautiously.
The road construction project will be overseen by the Federal Highways Administration.All road work is scheduled to be completed by mid-July.
For current conditions and information about the location of road construction, please call the South Unit Visitor Center at 701-623-4730 x3417.Information is also available on the park's website at www.nps.gov/thro.
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