Road Work Halted For Holiday Weekend
Contact: Nash, (307) 344-2010
Contact: Vallie, (307) 344-2012
Nightly closures on Yellowstone’s East Entrance road will be temporarily halted for the Labor Day weekend, although construction may continue during daytime hours on Friday.
The road will be open from 8:00 a.m., Friday, September 1, through 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5. Motorists may experience short delays and can expect gravel surfaces and steep grades. No stopping is allowed in the Sylvan Pass area.
Nightly closures will resume at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5; the East Entrance road will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with up to 30-minute delays possible.
Visitors are encouraged to slow down, drive safely and watch for bicyclists, pedestrians, and wildlife on or near roadways. Be alert for personnel flagging traffic, construction workers and heavy equipment along the East Entrance road.
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.