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Public Meetings on Park Road Projects Scheduled

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Date: July 7, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2009     09-051   
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Public Meetings On Yellowstone Road Projects Scheduled
For Area Communities During July

A series of public meetings has been scheduled to update area residents with information on travel delays and road closures due to construction taking place in Yellowstone National Park this summer.

Visitors can expect up to 30-minute delays, as well as nightly closures from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., on the park’s Grand Loop Road between Madison and Norris through Gibbon Canyon through August 16. 

Beginning August 17, the road through Gibbon Canyon will be completely closed to all travel for the rest of the season due to bridge work.  The road will reopen 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 scheduled in area communities during July.

Cooke City:  Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m., at the Fire Hall.

Jackson:  Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m., at the Jackson Hole Middle School at 1230 S. Park Loop Road.

West Yellowstone:  Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room of the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 30 Yellowstone Avenue.

Bozeman:  Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Region 3 offices at 1400 South 19th Avenue.

Gardiner:  Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m., in the conference room of the Yellowstone Association headquarters on West Park Street near the Roosevelt Arch.

Billings:  Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m., at Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Region 5 offices at 2300 Lake Elmo Drive.

Red Lodge:  Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m., at the Elks Lodge at 114 N. Broadway Avenue.

Cody:  Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 1338 Rumsey Avenue.

Maps and additional details on park road construction projects are 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.

- www.nps.gov/yell -

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