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BUREAU DES CONGRÈS ET DU TOURISME

10/31/2022  FLOOD UPDATE

(News Release) Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance in Gardiner, MT, and road between the North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs (Old Gardiner Road) will open to regular visitor traffic Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8 a.m.

 

Visitors should keep the following details in mind when driving the road:

  • Yellowstone reminds the public of everyone’s responsibility to use the road carefully to avoid accidents.

  • Steep grades & sharp curves exist & speed limits range between 15-25 mph.

  • There are no length or weight restrictions on the road (see exceptions here). Oversized vehicles & vehicles with trailers must use caution in curves to maintain lanes.

  • After opening, the road will continue to be an active construction zone.

  • Drivers will need to use caution & watch for crews & heavy equipment.

  • During inclement winter weather, short-term (30 min) closures may occur for plowing.

  • Clean-up efforts will continue beyond Nov. 1.

    Over the last 4 months crews modernized the historic Old Gardiner Road. Traffic-safety improvements include:

  • Turning the 1880’s single-lane dirt road into 2 lanes

  • Paving & striping the entire 4 mi road

  • Installing over 5,000 ft of guardrail

  • Expanding road widths

  • Creating new pullouts

  • Building a new ¼ mi approach road into Mammoth to avoid a 12-15% steep grade on the original road
    This project is being completed with support from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) & funded largely by FHWA Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads. HK Contractors, INC is the primary construction company under contract to complete this project.

    Most other roads in the park will be closed Nov. 1 to prepare them for winter, snowmobile & snowcoach travel, which will begin Dec 15.

    Stay up-to-date on road conditions:

  • Visit go.nps.gov/yellroads.

  • Receive Yellowstone road alerts by texting “82190” to 888-777.

  • Call (307) 344-2117 for a recorded message.

  • For more details: go.nps.gov/220613 

    Thank you for helping our hard-hit communities recover by booking hotel reservations, spending at small local shops, and taking advantage of our many recreations and arts opportunities. Our economy depends on tourism and we value your investment in our community and encourage you to explore Livingston, be patient, know before you go, and recreate responsibly.