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Public Meetings on Park Road Projects Scheduled for Red Lodge and Jackson
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Public Meetings On Yellowstone Road Projects Scheduled
The biggest project will be on a segment of the park’s Grand Loop Road between Madison and Norris through Gibbon Canyon.
Visitors can expect up to 30-minute delays on the road through the Gibbon Canyon throughout the summer. This section of road will also be closed to travel between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. every night from May 26 through August 16.
A contract for the project is expected to be awarded in a matter of days, with construction to begin shortly thereafter. There will be no construction delays or night time closures during the Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday weekends.
This section of road will be completely closed to all travel between Artists Paint Pots and the Tuff Cliff Picnic Area beginning August 17. The closure is needed in order to remove an existing bridge and build a new span across the Gibbon River. This section of road will remain closed until it reopens to snowmobile and snowcoach travel in December.
Park staff will provide details and answer questions about this and other road projects at a series of public meetings:
Red Lodge: Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m., at the Elks Lodge at 114 N. Broadway Avenue.
Jackson: Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m., at the Teton County Library at 125 Virginian Lane. Details are still being finalized on a second meeting during the summer.
Similar meetings have already been announced for Billings, Bozeman, Cody, Cooke City, Gardiner, and West Yellowstone.
Maps and additional details on park road construction projects will be available at all visitor centers and online at http://www.nps.gov/yell. Updated Yellowstone National Park road information is always available 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.
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Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.