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Road Construction Between South Entrance and West Thumb Planned for August

Throughout August, there will be road construction between the South Entrance and West Thumb Junction in Yellowstone National Park.

According to a Yellowstone press release, visitors should expect work for the next several weeks as crews work to patch and seal the road. Below is a list of planned construction and anticipated delays:

Week of July 31, 2017:

• Crews will sweep the road and do minor patching.
• Flaggers will be on-site to direct traffic.
• No major delays anticipated.

Week of August 7, 2017:

• Crews will seal road.
• 30-minute delays expected.
• Work will continue on Saturday, August 12.

All construction on the road will be stopped on August 21, 2017, so visitors can head south to witness the solar eclipse.

UPDATE: sealing has been delayed until at least August 22. Read our full story here.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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