(Yellowstone National Park)

TOWER JUNCTION, Wyo. — A section of Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance Road in Lamar Canyon (between Tower Junction and Lamar Valley) will temporarily close from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 5, 7, 8, 12, 14 and 15.

This segment of road will close so construction crews can conduct safe blasting operations, park personnel say.  

During the 2022 historic flood, high water eroded the slope below this section of road, rendering it unsafe for use. To repair the damage, crews cut a temporary one-lane road into the hillside. They will blast further into the hillside in the coming month to create a new two-lane road, which will be more resilient and able to withstand the effects of erosion and future flooding.

Once work is complete, the existing one-lane road will be removed and rehabilitated.