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Road Construction

The new corridor from Gardiner to Mammoth Hot Springs was built out of necessity, but the expertly engineered road is already an experience that Yellowstone visitors will savor for years to come. The four-mile corridor steeply climbs along the rugged contours of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Grazing pronghorn and bugling elk watch plaintively as the…

A two-year bridge construction project is underway in Worland, which means residents should take detours and stick to main roads until the project is complete in June 2024. W.Y.D.O.T. announced a two-year project has started to replace three bridges and reconstruct a small piece of Wyoming Highway 433 (West River Road) roadway near Worland. The…

Beginning next week, Yellowstone National Park will begin closing down major roads within and leading to the park, ending the park’s 150th anniversary and the most challenging summer season ever. Perhaps the most challenging summer season in Yellowstone National Park’s 150-year history is coming to a close. Beginning Oct. 11, Summer 2022 will officially end…

Several state and federal agencies collaborated to complete the multi-million dollar Beartooth Highway project, which will improve the safety, environmental impact, and overall experience of one of the main roads to Yellowstone National Park. It was a cold and cloudy day as people gathered at a newly constructed scenic pullout for the Sept. 22 ribbon-cutting…

Commercial operators who work in Yellowstone National Park may want to inspect their buses and vans, as park rangers will complete safety evaluations to ensure visitor and vehicle safety. Yellowstone rangers are partnering with state and federal transportation officials to conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. The…

Because of major construction, Yellowstone National Park is reducing visitor access to some areas near the Northeast Entrance to allow vehicle access by the end of October. The effort to reconnect Yellowstone National Park’s road corridors is going well. While it will take years to complete the extensive work, the park’s construction crews are promising…

W.Y.D.O.T. is traversing the Bighorn Basin to get public input on its ongoing plan to improve over 1,300 miles of highway in northwest Wyoming over the next several years. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has finished its yearly update for its Wyoming Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. S.T.I.P. is a six-year, fiscally constrained program representing the…

Extensive repairs on the Montana side of U.S. 212 are finished, and the Beartooth Highway can finally reopen for Summer 2022, and this time – hopefully – it will stay open. To say Summer 2022 has been unorthodox is a tremendous understatement. Extreme weather has created such dangerous conditions that the flow of summer tourism…

With most roads open to tourists, now most of Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry trails (88%) are accessible, but there are permits needed and hazards to avoid. Over the past several weeks, Yellowstone National Park staff have worked wonders to open most of Yellowstone’s roads for the Summer 2022 season. Now, hikers can rejoice as park…

W.Y.D.O.T. sent its final update for a series of pavement and guardrail improvements on and around the Shoshone River Bridge, concluding the project after just a month of work. There’s one less road construction project in Park County this summer. On Wednesday, July 6, W.Y.D.O.T. resident engineer Todd Frost announced pavement and guardrail improvements on…


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