MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — The National Park Service seeks public comment on a proposal to replace the Yellowstone River Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. The bridge is located on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction.
This project will maintain safe visitor access from the park’s Northeast Entrance since the bridge is part of the only road corridor in the park that is open year-round and plowed in the winter. Built in the early 1960s, the concrete deck, sidewalks, and parapets have deteriorated.
The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed project would evaluate three alternatives.
The EA is scheduled to be completed by spring 2020. Once complete, the EA will be placed on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website for public review and comment. A decision on the project would occur likely by summer 2020.
Comments must be received by November 16, 2019. Comments may be submitted online at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/yrb, by hand-delivery, or by mail. Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or by any other means.
Hand-deliver comments during business hours to: Albright Visitor Center, Attention: Yellowstone River Bridge EA, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190.
Mail comments to: Compliance Office, Attention: Yellowstone River Bridge EA, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190.
Public Comment Considerations
The NPS will prepare an EA that complies with the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and other applicable laws and regulations.
For more information about this proposal, visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/yrb.
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