- Mar 3, 2013
Park site ....... scroll thru most pics towards the end.
I was wondering how they were going to repair that damage without it being a monumental undertaking. It'll be an interesting place to be able to walk and look at the damage in the future, kind of like the spots where you can see the old highway near Quake Lake and Hebgen Lake.The Gardiner - Mammoth road is looking as though it's "not repairable," so they will be looking at establishing a new route. In the meantime, they're working hard to make improvements to the Old Gardiner Road to facilitate transport of personnel and supplies.
According to the Gardiner FB community page, they're already graveling it and putting in culverts.I wonder if they'll end up paving the old dirt road.
Might be a historic road so paving may not be an option but upgrading it with new culverts, gravel is usually OK.I wonder if they'll end up paving the old dirt road.
Wow that's awesome to hear. Pretty cool they're likely going to even get some amount of limited visitor access through Gardiner this year.North loop to open within a couple of weeks!
During a visit to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, Montana, on Sunday, June 19, National Park Service Director Chuck Sams with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly announced $50 million to kick-start recovery efforts from record breaking floods.
They also announced that in addition to the park’s southern loop reopening on June 22, the park’s northern loop is expected to reopen in two weeks or less following completion of clean-up, repairs and final inspection of the northern loop infrastructure. This will allow visitors to access Dunraven Pass, Tower, Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris opening visitor access to approximately 80 percent of Yellowstone National Park. Additional details on access will be announced in the coming weeks.
The initial $50 million will be used to restore temporary access to Gardiner and Cooke City, Montana and other additional sites. Plans are being finalized for improving the Old Gardiner Road for temporary access between Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana. In partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, road construction crews and materials that were already in the park for a previously scheduled road project to repair 22 miles of the Grand Loop Road between Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin will be diverted to the Old Gardiner Road project.
The NPS currently anticipates the Old Gardiner Road will be substantially improved over the upcoming months, ensuring that essential emergency services, food, supplies and other administrative needs will be available throughout the winter months. As work proceeds through the summer, the NPS will look for opportunities to restore limited visitor access at the park’s North Entrance. Emergency environmental and historic preservation compliance is underway in accordance with the National Historic Preservation and Environmental Policy Acts. Permanent reconstruction options are being developed and alternatives will be completed in the upcoming months.
In addition to plans to reopen Yellowstone’s northern loop much sooner than initially anticipated, the NPS is working with the Federal Highway Administration on a range of temporary and permanent options to restore access to Silver Gate and Cooke City at the park’s northeast entrance. Currently, the Northeast Entrance Road is impassible between Lamar Valley and Silver Gate. Cost, funding and timelines are not yet available for these short or long-term repairs to the Northeast Entrance Road but will be released as soon as possible.
Announced on June 18, Yellowstone will restore access to the southern loop of the park at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, via the East (Cody), West (West Yellowstone), and South (Grand Teton/Jackson) entrances. Accessible areas include Madison, Old Faithful, Grant Village, Lake Village, Canyon Village and Norris. To balance the demand for visitor access, park resource protection and economic interests of the communities, the park will institute an interim visitor access plan based on license plate numbers. To learn more about the alternate license plate entry system, visit Yellowstone’s flood recovery webpage : go.nps.gov/YELLflood.
There will be a ton of 1-star reviews of the park, written by people who had to cancel their vacation plans and won't get to see any wildlife.I wonder how long the lines will be when the supervolcano goes off and people can't access the park for 2000 years?
Maybe .. there will be ones that haven't heard and ones them at try to get in anyway ... I'm sure that is a partial contributor for slowing things downAnd this is just the even-numbered plates - yikes!
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