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?
There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.