MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY –On September 8, 2017, Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica approved a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on an environmental assessment (EA) recommended by Yellowstone National Park superintendent, Dan Wenk. The EA assessed plans to improve the road between Fishing Bridge and Indian Pond.
The park considered four alternatives in its EA. The approved action (Alternative B) includes improvements to a 3.6 mile segment of the East Entrance Road. Yellowstone selected this alternative in order to:
The Federal Highway Administration will fund and oversee this project. Roadwork is expected to begin in spring 2018.
When the proposed project begins, construction delays would normally be limited to 30 minutes. A complete road closure late in the 2018 season (October 15 to November 7) would also likely occur.
The road will not temporarily close at night or for up to several days at a time.
For more information, review the EA and FONSI on the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website.
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