• Winter visitors watching geysers erupting

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Road Construction and Delays

2015 Scheduled Road Construction

All roads are closed for the season except the road between the North and the Northeast entrance. All road construction for the 2014 season has been completed. We are listing the anticipated 2015 road construction so you can use it for trip planning.

Reference the numbered dots and map below to see where road construction is scheduled.
 
Road construction zone 1
Norris to Golden Gate: April 17 to October 1, 2015—Night closures (11 pm-7 am) and traffic delays up to 30 minutes
 
constuction zone 2b
Isa Lake Bridge Replacement Bridge. Traffic Delays: Up to 30 minutes
 
Map showing summer 2015 road construction.
 
warning

Motorcyclists are advised to slow down and use extreme caution on loose gravel in construction areas.

 

General Road Construction Information
Road construction is perennial in Yellowstone National Park. In general, park roads have either been recently repaired or reconstructed, or are scheduled for repair or reconstruction. Approximately 80% of main park roads (about 185 mi or 295 km) are in a structurally deficient state, with poor quality road bases failing under the weight, speed, and volume of modern traffic for which they were not designed. Harsh winter weather and short construction seasons provide additional challenges.

These needs are now being addressed under a 20-year, $300 million Federal Lands Highway Program for Yellowstone National Park. In addition, park road repair crews will be working in other areas of the park throughout the seasons.

Yellowstone reconstructs its roads during the spring, summer and fall seasons, which means you will likely encounter delays depending on your destination. It's a good idea to check with our visitor centers or entrance stations for current information and possible delays.

 

Recommended Road and Construction Resources Before Traveling

Yellowstone Info
Information about our roads.

  • Yellowstone's Park Roads page for the current road status.
  • Current road information by phone: 307-344-2117

Montana Info
Information about Montana road projects.

Wyoming Info
Information about Wyoming road projects.

Grand Teton National Park Info
Information about their roads.

  • call 307-739-3614
  • Grand Teton's newspaper includes a road construction map for further reference and can be found online at www.nps.gov/grte, or picked up at any park entrance station or visitor center.

Other Numbers to Call for Road Information

  • Beartooth Highway: 1-888-285-4636
  • Cody Chamber: 1-800-393-2639
  • Red Lodge Chamber: 1-888-281-0625
  • Cooke City Chamber: 406-838-2495

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