Yellowstone Ranger District to Begin Restoration Efforts in Mill Creek
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 22, 2023

Livingston, MT – September 21, 2023 – Repairs for the damages caused by the 2022 flooding event in the Mill Creek area will commence on September 25, 2023. The first phase of the work will begin at the damaged sites on the West Fork Mill Cr Road, and there will be no closures. Traffic control signs will be present to ensure the smooth and safe progress of work.

The second phase of the work will continue on Mill Creek Road, and traffic control signs will be put in place to ensure the safety of motorists. There will be a one-day closure on the Main Fork Road during the week of October 2-6. The closure is expected to happen on either Tuesday, October 3rd or Wednesday, October 4th.

In June of 2022, the Custer Gallatin National Forest, multiple communities, and Yellowstone National Park experienced unprecedented flooding. As a result, significant changes have occurred in parts of the landscape, requiring a long-term restoration process for the Forest.

“Public landowners have shown a lot of patience and magnanimity as we chip away at the long list of flood-damaged roads, trails, and bridges,” said Alex Sienkiewicz, Yellowstone District Ranger. “It definitely feels good to get people back out hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping on their national forest lands here on the Yellowstone Ranger District.”

The estimated timeline for the project’s completion is two weeks, although weather conditions may impact the schedule. To receive further details on the project’s timing and closures, kindly contact the Yellowstone Ranger District at (406) 222-1892 or consult our Facebook page for real-time updates at

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