Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

South Road Work Ends; Planning Begins for Norris/Mammoth Reconstruction

July 28, 2009, 7:52 am

One big road project -- reconstruction near the South Entrance -- in Yellowstone National Park has been completed, while an even larger one -- an overhaul of the Norris/Mammoth segment of the Grand Loop -- is in the planning stages.

Contractors removed and recycled the asphalt and repaired the surface of an 11-mile section of road between the Lewis River Bridge and the park’s South Entrance.  Total cost of the project was nearly $1.2 million, coming from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Earlier in the year, the park completed a $37,000 Recovery Act funded project to replace a failing steam line used for heating historic structures at Park Headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs.

Yellowstone National Park is receiving $14,735,000 in Recovery Act funding for 14 separate projects.

Meanwhile, Park officials are planning to reconstruct a section of the road which links Norris and Mammoth Hot Springs.  The project involves 15.4 miles of road from north of Norris Junction to Golden Gate.