Top Stories April 7, 2021

Road work slated in Yellowstone Park

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Yellowstone National Park has announced three major road construction projects that will occur in in 2021.

One project will have a complete closure between Tower-Roosevelt and Canyon Junction, while two projects will cause delays and/or traffic pattern changes. The road between Tower-Roosevelt and Canyon Junction will be completely closed for the 2021 season and there will be no access to the Mount Washburn trails.

The project will widen the road and provide additional/improved pullouts, create a larger, safer parking area at Tower Fall General Store and improve the Tower Fall’s trail and overlook. 15-minute delays can be expected at the Old Faithful overpass as construction continues there.

Travelers will access the Upper Geyser Basin and its accommodations by means of a detour. Construction at the north entrance will cause delays and traffic pattern changes, but the entrance station will remain open. Park visitors are urged to exercise patience through these construction areas.