July 7, 2023 Update

July 07, 2023 Posted by: Katie Karnes
Preparation work continued throughout June and the contractors are now ready to proceed with beginning excavation and earthworks at Pretty Rocks this summer. In the next few weeks, we expect to have more details about when contractors will begin transporting equipment and materials to the site. The project's scheduled completion date remains Summer 2026.

If you are visiting the park, please remember that there is a closure around the Polychrome construction area and that the road from the East Fork Bridge to Polychrome Overlook is closed to vehicles, pedestrians, and bikers. This closure will be in effect for the entire duration of the project. For a map of the closed areas, see the Current Conditions page.

Many mobile trailer buildings are connected side by side into a large unit. The unit is located in a large gravel pit with a few construction vehicles parked nearby.NPS Photo
The Teklanika Pit housing camp, where contractors will live, pictured when it was completed in late May.

Aerial view of a steep rocky mountainside. A gray gravel road cuts horizontally across the orange rock of the slope. In the center, the road drops away abruptly and loose rock slumps down the slope.NPS Photo / Charlie Rudacille
Aerial view of the landslide in early June.

Last updated: July 7, 2023

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