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Road Work Halted For Holiday Weekend

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Date: August 30, 2006
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?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.