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Contact: Maureen Gualtieri, (907) 733-9103
DENALI PARK, Alaska: The Denali Park Road will be closed to vehicle traffic on Friday, September 26 at
Mile 3 in order for contractors to excavate and install sewer and water lines under the roadway.The Park Road is expected to re-open on Saturday morning, September 27, and weather permitting, visitors will be able to resume driving as far as the Teklanika Rest Area at Mile 30. As the weather can change rapidly at this time of the year, visitors are advised to call ahead for current road status.
Despite Friday's temporary road closure, vehicles will still be able to access Park Headquarters at Mile 3, as well as other front country facilities within the first three miles of the Park Road.The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC), which functions as the park's winter visitor center, is now open from 9:00
am –4:30 pm daily. The Bear Loop of the Riley Creek Campground is open for free camping, although water has been turned off for the season.
Additional park information is available on the web at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling 907-683-9532 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Stay connected with "DenaliNPS" on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes –links to these social media sites are available at www.nps.gov/dena/connect.htm.