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Road work to begin October 11 on Park Loop Road
A paving project for the Park Loop Road, Sieur De Monts Spring entrance road, and Old Farm Road will kick off this fall. Paving of the Park Loop Road will begin on October 11, and will start at Sand Beach Entrance Station and go to the end of the one-way at Stanley Brook Road. The paving project will begin with prep work, including the grinding of transitions and milling occurring within the first two weeks. Paving is scheduled for the last two weeks of October. Striping will occur in November after paving has been completed. The project’s timeline is dependent on the weather.
There will be temporary lane closures and some temporary restrictions for parking in the right lane on the Park Loop Road. The project at Sieur De Monts Spring will consist of the insertion of a culvert and paving at the entrance road. Work at Old Farm Road will consist of paving. Visitors should expect possible traffic delays due to traffic management. Visitors should use caution and maintain a safe speed when approaching equipment and crews. Please plan accordingly and pack your patience as the park works to accomplish this necessary and critical preservation work.
Additionally, the Cadillac Summit Road will close for the season in early November to accommodate culvert replacement on the Cadillac Summit Road, with paving to follow in the spring. Final dates and details for the Cadillac culvert and paving project will be released as soon as they are available.
Cadillac Summit Road To Close For Season Nov 14
The three-and-a-half-mile summit road for Cadillac Mountain will close to all traffic including pedestrians and bicyclists for the season on Nov 14 for road repairs and culvert replacements. The road will re-open for pedestrian use after crews have de-mobilized for the winter. The project will kick off this fall with grinding and culvert replacements with paving and striping occurring in the spring of 2023. The closure will allow workers and oversized vehicles access to the historic road without endangering staff and visitors. The project's timeline is weather dependent.
Designed by the Bureau of Public Roads between 1929-32, Cadillac Mountain Road is an extraordinary example of construction in a mountainous terrain. The road maintains a positive grade for its entire length and includes spiral transition curves, which were an adaptation from the old railroad route up the mountain, to give a smoother ride between the road's straight and curved sections. Guardrails were fashioned by spacing three-to-four-foot angular coping stones along the edge of the road approximately four feet apart.
Construction on Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge
Starting May 16, the National Park Service will start work on the Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, with traffic control lights posted at each end. Expect minor delays when traveling across the bridge.
Workers will be repointing stones, mainly on the western, exterior side of the bridge. This project will also reconstruct the interior safety walkways, lighting system and internal concrete structures including drainages. Work is expected to be finished later this summer.
The Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge is a triple arch concrete cast-in-place bridge with concrete cast in place spanning the deep Duck Brook ravine. The bridge, constructed in 1950-53, is hollow and faced with rough cut granite. The bridge is the last major bridge constructed in the park as part of the historic motor road.