Road Construction and Infrastructure Project Work

Road reconstruction typically requires warmer weather. In this part of the country that means road construction overlaps with the primary visitor season of May through October. In the summer of 2022 there will be several road construction projects that may impact travel times within the Glacier National Park area.

U.S. Highway 2

Highway 2, along the southern boundary of the park is being worked on between Hungry Horse, MT and Stanton Creek until June 1. Expect traffic delays along this route. More information about the construction project can be found on Montana Department of Transportation's website.

U.S. Highway 89
The section of Highway 89 immediately east and south of St. Mary, MT will be under construction this summer. This is the continuation of a multi-year project that has been ongoing for the last few summers. Expect traffic delays between Hudson Bay Divide and Kiowa. More information about the construction project can be found on Montana Department of Transportation's website.

Going-to-the-Sun Road
The Lake McDonald Utilities Project will replace seven miles of sewer force main, electrical, and telephone lines from Apgar to the Lake McDonald Lodge along Going-to-the-Sun Road. It will also replace the lift station at the lodge to reduce the threat of sewage overflow.

Major construction will begin on June 1, 2022 at 10 pm. Spring and summer work will be done at night from 10 pm to 6 am, with a nighttime closure in place along Going-to-the-Sun Road from the south end of the lake near Apgar Campground to Sprague Creek Campground. Vehicles will have one opportunity at midnight to be piloted through.

There will be a full closure beginning October 1, 2022 from the four-way intersection at Apgar to Logan Pass. On the east side, Going-to-the-Sun Road is scheduled to remain open from St. Mary to Logan Pass until Sunday, October 16 at midnight, unless winter weather forces an earlier closure.

Camas to North Fork & Northeast Bridges
A bridge rehabilitation project will restore 13 bridges around the park over the next two years.

The bridges to be rehabilitated this year are as follows:



Anticipated Start Date


Fish Creek Bridge

Fish Creek Campground Road

August 2022

Limited delays in traffic until fully closed to motorized, pedestrian, and bicycle access on September 6.

Camas Creek Bridge

Inside North Fork Road

Late July 2022

Open to hikers & bikers.

Dutch Creek Bridge

Inside North Fork Road

July 18, 2022

Open to hikers & bikers. The excavation of a deep trench on the side of the Dutch Creek Bridge is expected to make the bridge impassible for pedestrians and bicyclists from August 8 through 10. Pedestrians and bicyclists will still have access to the areas leading up to the bridge from the north and south.

Anaconda Creek

Inside North Fork Road

July 18, 2022

Open to hikers & bikers.

Appistoki Creek Bridge

Two Medicine Road

September 2022

Limited delays in traffic until fully closed to motorized, pedestrian, and bicycle access on September 26.

The North Fork Bridge, located on the north end of Camas Road, and the Lee Creek Bridge, located along Chief Mountain Highway, are also part of the rehabilitation project. That work will take place in 2022 or 2023. Construction at all bridges will conclude for the season no later than November 14, 2022.

In 2023 constrcution is expected to begin on Kintla, Ford, Akokala, Bowman, Quartz, and Logging Creek Bridges.

Logan Pass and St. Mary Visitor Centers
In June crews will begin work to replace doors, windows, hand railings, and deteriorated roof beams at the Logan Pass Visitor Center. This will project will have minimal impact to visitors. The St. Mary Visitor center project will replace rotted columns on the exterior of the visitor center. There will be temporary closures around both visitor centers to visitors and employees.

Big Bend
In June the most unique vault toilet in Glacier with a living roof will be completed. The project includes a two-hole vault toilet set back into the hill on the north side of the road. The construction zone on the north side of Big Bend is closed to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic until the project is complete. There will be minimal impacts to employees and visitors.

Rising Sun
The Rising Sun Utilities Project will replace sewer and water lines in the concessions lodging area. The contractor will stop work from June 8, 2022 to September 11, 2022 for the visitor season. During the Spring closure, there will be no access into Rising sun. From September 11, 2022 through the end of the season, the entrance into the concessions area will be blocked off to visitors as well as access to the Otokomi Lake Trail.


Timeframe of Road Work and Project Construction in Affected Location
(project dates highlighted in yellow)







North Fork and Camas Road

Camas Road bridge over the North Fork of the Flathead

Late 2022 or 2023

Inside North Fork Road Bridge Preservation Projects

Camas Creek, Dutch Creek, & Anaconda bridges open to hikers & bikers.
Fish Creek Bridge limited delays in traffic until fully closed to motorized, pedestrian, and bicycle access on September 6.

Chief Mountain HWY bridge over Lee Creek Late 2022 or 2023

St. Mary

St. Mary Visitor Center Column Replacement

Temporary closures around the visitor center starting in June.

St. Mary Comfort Station Roof Replacement

Full closure to the comfort station. Visitors will have access to showers

Going-to-the-Sun Road

Going-to-the-Sun Road between
Apgar & Lake McDonald Lodge

Daytime delays and nightly closure 10 pm to 6 am starting June 1. Full closure from October 1, 2022 to May 15, 2023.

Big Bend area of Going-to-the-Sun Road

Vault toilet installation. Traffic delays and limited parking through June.

Logan Pass Visitor Center

Work on the visitor center windows and beams will cause temporary closures around the visitor center starting in June.

Rising Sun Concession Area Utility Replacement

Limited access in spring. Full closure starting September, 11.

Highways Outside the Park

U.S. Highway 89

Road reconstruction between Kiowa and Hudson Bay Divide. Expect traffic delays throughout the summer.

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Current Road Conditions

Conditions are constantly changing. Check here for updates on which roads are open or closed.

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How does the free shuttle work?

The shuttle can move you along Going-to-the-Sun Road but requires flexibility.

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Last updated: September 26, 2022

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