Grand Teton summer road repairs will mean delays in some parts of park

Contractors in 2009 resurface part of an 11-mile stretch of road in Yellowstone National Park between the Lewis River Bridge and the park's South Entrance. Yellowstone road closures are planned as part of summer 2012 construction projects around the Tower and Canyon areas. (NPS photo by Jim Peaco)

Contractors in 2009 resurface part of an 11-mile stretch of road in Yellowstone National Park between the Lewis River Bridge and the park’s South Entrance. (NPS photo by Jim Peaco)

From Staff Reports

Summer road repair and rehabilitation projects begin next week in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. This work will result in varying  traffic delays during the 2013 travel season.

The Grand Teton public affairs office has released details of scheduled road work throughout the park.

North Park Road between Jackson Lake Lodge and the Flagg Ranch area will have 30-minute delays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., 7 days per week from May-September. Because regular delays are expected on the North Park Road, motorists should plan for extra time to reach their destination—whether traveling to or from Yellowstone National Park.

Grassy Lake Road will have intermittent 15-minute delays from June-October during a gravel resurfacing project.

Gros Ventre Road from Kelly Warm Springs to the east park boundary will have 15-minute delays during July for an asphalt overlay project.

The following roads will have 15-minute delays during August for routine chip-seal work:

  • Teton Park Road from Moose to the Taggart Lake trailhead
  • Kelly Road from Gros Ventre Junction to Kelly
  • Antelope Flats Road
  • Sagebrush Drive
  • Dornans Road
  • Chapel of Transfiguration Road

Construction schedules may change or be delayed due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Visitors are encouraged to call the road conditions line at 307-739-3614 or stop at park visitor centers for current and specific information. The park’s newspaper, Grand Teton Guide, includes a road construction map and can be found online at www.nps.gov/grte or at any park visitor center or entry station.

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