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Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015
- A short section of Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance Road in Lamar Canyon (between Tower Junction and Lamar Valley) will temporarily close from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 5, 7, 8, 12, 14 and 15.
- This segment of road will close so that construction crews can conduct safe blasting operations.
- During the 2022 historic flood, high water eroded the slope below this section of road rendering it not safe for use. To repair the damage, crews cut a temporary one-lane road into the hillside. Crews will blast further into the hillside this month to create a new two-lane road, which will be more resilient and able to withstand the effects of erosion and future flooding.
- In order to avoid additional erosion, this work will need to be completed as soon as possible. Once complete, the existing one-lane road will be removed and rehabilitated.
- The Northeast Entrance Road closed immediately following the 2022 flood due to substantial damage in five places including this section.
- The road reopened on Oct. 15, 2022, and is open to visitor vehicle traffic year-round. It provides winter access to the communities of Cooke City/Silver Gate in Montana and to Lamar Valley, a main attraction in the park.
- Stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone:
- Visit Park Roads.
- Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).
- Call (307) 344-2117 for a recorded message.
Tags: yellowstone flood
Last updated: September 7, 2023