Pilgrim Creek Road Closure in Grand Teton extended through June 21

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. A variety of road maintenance projects are scheduled for 2013 in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. (NPS photo by Jim Peaco)

From Staff Reports

The temporary closure of  Pilgrim Creek Road, located between Jackson Lake Lodge and Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park, will be extended while a contractor continues to haul and stage gravel along the length of this unpaved road in preparation for an improvement project scheduled for July.

This secondary road will be open to public access over the weekend of June 15-16, but will close from Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office. The closure extends to vehicle and pedestrian traffic due to safety concerns over heavy trucks traffic.

Park road crews will use the stockpiled gravel to resurface the road later in July. The work is necessary to maintain a serviceable roadbed that becomes rougher over time with spring runoff and summer traffic.

There will be marked barricades shortly after the unpaved road begins to alert drivers of the public closure. Parking is not permitted between the main park road and the marked barricades.

Roadwork schedules may change or be delayed due to weather, equipment problems or other circumstances.

For current road conditions, contact the Grand Teton road information hotline at 307-739-3614.

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