• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Road Construction and Delays

2014 Scheduled Road Construction

  • Reference the numbered dots and map below to see where road construction is scheduled for 2014.
 
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  • Gibbon River Bridge (near the Norris Campground road) to Gardner River Bridge (near the Indian Creek Campground road): Expect road construction with possible half hour delays any time the road is open.

  • Starting June 1st, the road will close nightly from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. The road will NOT be closed Friday and Saturday nights.

  • 4th of July weekend starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, through 7 a.m. Monday, July 7: no road construction activities will occur on the Norris to Mammoth road project.

  • Labor Day weekend starting at 6 p.m. Friday, August 29, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 2: no road construction activities will occur on the Norris to Mammoth road project.

  • Starting September 14 at 11:00 p.m. and extending to September 30 at 7:00 a.m., there will be a full road closure for this section of road. The detour for this section will be over Dunraven Pass.
 
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  • Isa Lake Bridge Replacement: Bridge reconstruction is underway with possible half hour delays. Road closes September 2 at 6:00 AM for the season.
 
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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

Did You Know?

Lake Trout Illustration

Lake trout are an invasive species of fish that is decimating the native cutthroat trout population in Yellowstone Lake.