Spring Road Opening

Status of the Denali Park Road

Discover which parts of the Denali Park road are open, either to private vehicles (green) or to bus traffic (gold). Small gold dots indicate gates on the park road, where closures might occur if snow or ice blocks the road farther west.
 

About This Blog

Every spring, Denali's road warriors set out in heavy equipment to clear a winter full of ice and snow from the park road. Periodic photos and updates let the public track their progress as we prepare first for the public opening and then for the start of the bus season in mid-May.

SRO Update for April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

The final SRO update for 2016, as the plows have already reached the end of the road!

 

SRO Update for April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

The road crew contemplates the earliest-ever finish to Spring Road Opening.

 

SRO Update for April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

The crew has made it to Mile 66, Eielson Visitor Center. Bear sightings are becoming frequent!

 

SRO Update for April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

The road crew continues to make speedy progress.

 

SRO Update for April 7, 2016

April 07, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

The park road opens to Mile 30 for private vehicle traffic, making 2016 one of, if not the, earliest Tek openings!

 

SRO Update for April 4, 2016

April 04, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

Making faster than usual progress, the road crew hopes to open to Teklanika River (Mile 30) later this week, assuming good weather.

 

SRO Update for March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

With a warm and dry forecast, the road crew hopes to have the road from Savage to Tek in good shape and open before long. The current forecast suggests warmer, drier weather, which will help the dirt road dry out and harden it for traffic.

 

SRO Update for March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

The road crew pushes into Igloo Forest, while spring weather threatens a rain/snow mix all week.

 

SRO Update for March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew Supervisor

The second update from a spring-like start to plowing out the road.

 

SRO Update for March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016 Posted by: Riley Tingue, Road Crew

SRO 2016 kicks off right after a delightful weekend snowstorm!

 
 

Plowing toward Highway Pass

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Check out a short, non-narrated video taken by operator Martin Weiner of the dozer pushing its way uphill near Mile 56. The road crew must plow numerous mountain passes like this each spring!

 

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