Tower-Roosevelt to Chittenden Road Improvement

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A new viewpoint on the Grand Loop Road between Tower-Roosevelt and Chittenden Road.

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

This segment of road between Tower-Roosevelt and Chittenden Road remained largely unchanged since the last improvements in the 1930s. Construction work for this project included widening roughly 6 miles of the Grand Loop Road and providing additional/improved pullouts; creating a larger, safer parking area at Tower Fall General Store; improving the trail and overlook for Tower Fall; and reconditioning Chittenden Road and reconstructing the Mount Washburn parking area. Improvements began in 2019 and were completed in late 2021. To fund this infrastructure improvement, the park received a grant through the Nationally Significant Federal Lands Program and matched it with fee dollars collected in the park, totaling $28 million.

 
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Last updated: March 30, 2022

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