Thursday, May 17, 2012

2012 Construction on the Going-to-the-Sun Road

As many of you are likely already aware, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is undergoing a multi-year project to rehabilitate this 50-mile engineering marvel that spans the interior of Glacier National Park.

Over the last two years work has been completed on the road between Big Bend and Logan Pass, and along McDonald Creek below the West Tunnel. East of the Divide, the section between Logan Pass and Siyeh Bend was also completed.

This year work will continue between Haystack Creek and Big Bend, as well as between Avalanche Creek and Logan Creek, for a total of 5.5 miles of construction activity:

Short traffic delays will occur in the construction zones. Expect some one-lane directional travel and no more than a 30 minute total delay from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for a one-way trip across the entire road. Occasional night delays between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Monday night through Friday morning) may occur with advance information posted along the road to alert visitors. In the event of a night closure, the restricted area would be between Logan Pass and Avalanche. A 15-20 minute window for passage through the restricted area would begin at 2 a.m. between Logan Pass and Avalanche.

Glacier National Park recently published an information sheet on the Top 10 Things You Need to Know (PDF) about the Going-to-the-Sun Road for 2012.

For more information on driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road, as well as a quick reference guide, please click here.

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