As you plan your 2014 Yellowstone National Park trip, keep in mind you may run into some Grand Teton road construction on the way. Here are the details for this summer’s activities.
In general, you should expect varying traffic delays within Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. These projects are set to begin in early May and last through October or November in some cases.
Highway 26/89/191 (Hwy 89): An overlay project will be underway on 10.5 miles of Hwy 89between Craighead Hill, approximately one mile north of Moose Junction, and Cunningham Cabin that lies north of Triangle X Ranch. Expect 30-minute delays, 7 days per week from June—September.
Because regular delays are expected, motorists should plan for extra time to reach their destination, or choose to travel the Teton Park Road to avoid the construction area altogether. Blacktail Ponds Overlook and the Teton Point Turnout will be closed May—September, 2014 to accommodate this project. Periodic closures of other parking areas within the project area will occur during specific construction activities.
Schwabacher Landing Road: This auxiliary road will be closed from May—June while a paving project is underway from Hwy 89 to the bottom of the hill (.3 mile). For public safety during the construction period, neither vehicle travel nor pedestrian/bike access will be allowed on the Schwabacher Road or the parking area near Schwabacher landing due to the presence of heavy construction equipment.
Gros Ventre Road: An overlay project will take place from Kelly Warm Springs to the east park boundary in July with 15-minute delays possible.
Phase 3 Pathway: Construction of the third segment of pathways in Grand Teton National Park will occur adjacent to Hwy 89 from Moose Junction to Antelope Flats Junction (1.2 miles) from August 2014 through October 2015. Further information will be provided as the construction time nears; however, motorists can expect some delays during the fall 2014 construction phase.
Pacific Creek Road: A culvert will be replaced on this road causing 20-minute delays during mid-June.
Hwy 89, North Park Road, Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake scenic loop, and associated parking areas: Annual striping projects will be underway during May, with minimal delays possible.