Investing in Infrastructure

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Investing in Infrastructure


Yellowstone has an asset inventory totaling $6.3 billion, with an estimated $1.5 billion in deferred maintenance and repairs associated with this inventory. The park also has an estimated $43.3 million in annual routine maintenance requirements. To further Yellowstone's Investing in Infrastructure strategic priority, the park is committed to developing a cogent deferred maintenance reduction plan, improving the quality of data and prioritization processes, and taking better advantage of current and future funding to improve asset conditions and protect investments. In 2019-2020, the park focused heavily on developing better data on the condition of its asset portfolio while prioritizing and formulating projects needing investment. Since 2020, Yellowstone has invested $1.549 billion into improving infrastructure across the park.

Learn about how Yellowstone is "Investing in Infrastructure" below.

Yellowstone Infrastructure Improvement Projects

View completed, ongoing, and approved infrastructure improvement projects in the park.

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Some projects occur in multiple areas throughout the park and are not included on the map (learn more about these projects in the dropdowns below):

  • Additional Flood Recovery Efforts (approved)
  • Employee Housing Improvements Goal 1 - Phase 2 (approved)
  • Employee Housing Improvements - Goal 2 (ongoing)
  • Employee Housing Improvements - Goal 4 (approved)
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Completed Projects (2020-present)


Roads and Bridges


Utility Systems


Facilities and Developed Areas

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Ongoing Projects


Roads and Bridges


Utility Systems


Facilities and Developed Areas

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Approved Projects


Roads and Bridges


Utility Systems


Facilities and Developed Areas


More Information

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View & Download Photos

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Yellowstone "Infrastructure" News

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    Last updated: June 13, 2024

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