Park pathways closing next week for maintenance

MOOSE, WY — Pathways in Grand Teton National Park will be closed in phases throughout next week.

From Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16, crews will conduct routine maintenance on different sections of the pathways each day. The work will happen in five phases, beginning at the Gros Ventre Roundabout and proceeding north to Jenny Lake.

Each phase is estimated to last one day, weather dependent. All closures will begin and end at a major access point or turnout along the road for visitor and vehicle access.

Pathway closure map (NPS)

Work is necessary for regular maintenance and upkeep and will consist of asphalt patching and fog sealing. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and use sections of the pathways that do not have closures.

In addition to the work on the pathways, pavement preservation continues on U. S. Highway 89/191/26 in the park. Fog sealing and micro-sealing will occur between the Moran Junction and the South Gate of Yellowstone, as well as south of Moran Junction. Travelers should anticipate up to 15-minute delays with each section of road work, for a maximum cumulative delay of 30-minutes. Road work will take place between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Travelers are advised to drive slowly and maintain the recommended speed limit. Road work is weather dependent.

And finally, the last phase of emergency repairs related to the June 2017 washout of the Gros Ventre Road. Work is expected to begin mid-August and continue into November. Traffic delays associated with the Gros Ventre Road repair project will be limited to 15 minutes between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. The work will focus on the realignment of the road, restoration of the original speed limit and replacement of the concrete barriers with a guardrail. Additional stream bank armoring will occur upstream and downstream from the work that was completed in the fall of 2017.

Visit the park’s website for information and maps relating to road and pathway closures.

 

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