Road Closures Updates

Federal Highways Administration Road and Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Estimated Project Time: January 2nd through October, 2020
The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) and contractors will be repairing and replacing 3 bridges and sections of the park road beginning early in January 2020 and continuing into summer. The 9.5 million dollar project will take place in two phases. We are now in an extended Phase 2.

During second phase, estimated April 12th through late October, construction will continue as one lane in the construction zone will be open. Visitors can expect travel delays no longer than 15 minutes in this area of the park. You can drive all the way through the park from I-40 to HWY-180, and vice versa.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you as you travel through Petrified Forest National Park. While we anticipate each phase and the project to be completed on time, it may be possible that the construction project runs as late as September due to unforeseen events such as severe weather.
This map of the southern half of the park road shows a 8.1 mile (13 kilometer) construction zone south of the Blue Mesa road to the Crystal Forest parking lot. Jasper Forest and Agate Bridge are in the construction zone and can still be accessed.
Access is available to the Agate Bridge and Jasper Forest Overlook during this time. Expect short delays in construction zone.



Please drive carefully through the constructions zones.

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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