Road Construction Update for June 2010

June 17, 2010
Starting Monday, June 21, the Signal Mountain Summit Road will be closed to weekday travel while the road receives an asphalt overlay. This project requires a travel closure from Monday through Thursday, affecting weekday traffic. However, weekend traffic—Friday, Saturday and Sunday—will be allowed. The Signal Mountain Summit Road is a scenic byway accessed from the Teton Park Road, just south of Signal Mountain Lodge. Travel restrictions for weekdays will be in place from June 21 through July 1, or longer if inclement weather interrupts completion of this project.

Also beginning Monday, June 21, crews will be painting the Snake River Bridge near park headquarters at Moose. This project may cause 15 minute delays in traffic on the Teton Park Road near the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center.

In addition, road striping projects are underway throughout Grand Teton, and may cause minimal delays on several park roads and turnouts.

A brief travel closure will be in effect on the unpaved section of the Moose-Wilson Road within the park for about 26 hours beginning at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30. The temporary closure is scheduled to allow for a dust abatement treatment to be applied to the dirt roadbed. The Moose-Wilson Road will reopen by 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, barring inclement weather or equipment malfunction.

Road crews will complete the project in the shortest time possible; however, because this temporary closure prevents the ability to make a “through trip” on the Moose-Wilson Road, local residents and park visitors are advised to plan accordingly and use an alternate route. For those visitors wishing to reach the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve or the Death Canyon trailhead, access will be possible by driving south on the Moose-Wilson Road from the junction with the Teton Park Road at Moose. To alert travelers of the expected daytime road closure, electronic signs will be placed on Wyoming Highway #390, beginning Tuesday, June 29. For motorists heading south to Teton Village, signs will also be in place at the junction of the Teton Park Road, near the Discovery Center.

For road construction updates throughout the summer, phone the road information hotline at 307.739.3614.

For park information or additional road updates, call the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 307.739.3399 or the Colter Bay Visitor Center at 307.739.3594.