Yellowstone Announces Temporary Evening Closures on Northeast Entrance Road in June
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 5, 2023
The reconstruction of the Northeast Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park in 2022 was an immense achievement. But it’s not quite finished yet.
Park officials announced a short section of Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance Road in Lamar Canyon (between Tower Junction and Lamar Valley) will temporarily close between 7 and 9 p.m. on June 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, and 15.
During the 2022 historic flood, high water eroded the slope below this section of road, rendering it not safe for use. To repair the damage, crews cut a temporary one-lane road into the hillside.
Crews will blast further into the hillside this month to create a new two-lane road, which will be more resilient and able to withstand the effects of erosion and future flooding. This work must be completed as soon as possible to avoid additional erosion.
Once complete, the existing one-lane road will be removed and rehabilitated.
This segment of the Northeast Entrance Road will close so construction crews can conduct safe blasting operations.
The Northeast Entrance Road closed immediately following the 2022 flood due to substantial damage in five places, including this section. The road reopened on Oct. 15, 2022, and is open to visitor vehicle traffic year-round.
To stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone:
- Visit Park Roads.
- Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777.
- Call (307) 344-2117 for a recorded message.