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Home National & State Parks Yellowstone Construction Shifts Yellowstone Traffic To New Gibbon River Bridge

Construction Shifts Yellowstone Traffic To New Gibbon River Bridge

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It's summer at Yellowstone, which usually means that along with plenty of visitors, it's time to work on the park's roads, and for 2010 visitors again can expect delays.

On July 12, traffic shifted onto the new road alignment between Norris and Madison through Gibbon Canyon and across the new bridge over the Gibbon River. With the shift, restoration of the two miles of old road segment along the Gibbon River can get underway.

Yellowstone Gibbon River
Visitors can continue to expect up to 30-minute delays through Oct. 20. This section of road will also be closed to travel between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. every night until Sept. 1.

On the east side of the park, a park contractor is gearing up to start work on a one mile section of the East Entrance road through Sylvan Pass. Once construction beings, visitors can expect up to 30-minute traffic delays through the area until work concludes in the fall. There will be no night time closures.

Park road crews also have two chip seal projects planned for the coming weeks.

Work was slated to begin Monday, July 12 to chip seal the road between Lewis River Falls and the park's South Entrance. This project is expected to be completed by the weekend. Delays of up to 30 minutes are possible.

The road between Canyon Junction and Fishing Bridge Junction is also set to be chip sealed. Work is scheduled to start Monday, July 26 and end Thursday, Aug. 5. No work is scheduled for Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 1. Visitors can expect traffic delays of up to 30 minutes when work is underway.

Updated road information is available 24 hours a day by calling (307) 344-2117 or by visiting the Web site at
www.nps.gov/yell/ .

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk.

Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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