JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Dust abatement work on June 6 and 7 will shut down Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park for those two days. Motorists and cyclists are asked to plan accordingly as a temporary closure will begin around 4 am, Tuesday, June 6. Reopening will occur by 8 am, Thursday, June 8.
The temporary closure is for approximately two miles of the road—the unpaved section. This is the first of three scheduled dust guard treatments for the 2017 season.
Those wishing to reach the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve or Death Canyon Trailhead can do so by heading south from the Teton Park Road junction near the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center.
Electronic signs will be placed on Wyoming Highway 390 to alert park visitors and local residents of the scheduled road closure. For travelers heading south to Teton Village from the Moose area, signs will also be placed near the junction of the Teton Park Road.
The product used for dust abatement is a slurry of magnesium chloride, the same product that is used to treat dirt roads in and around Jackson Hole. This product coats the road surface, but it can also adhere to the undercarriage of vehicles. Motorists who drive the unpaved portion of the Moose-Wilson Road after it reopens on Thursday may want to rinse off their vehicles to eliminate any residue.