Yellowstone videos, photos show road repairs underway

Construction on the Old Gardiner Road to make it passable for vehicles is evident in this shot taken on Sept. 1. The old route into the park from the North Entrance, which ran along the Gardner River, was washed out in June flooding. Mammoth Hot Springs is in the background.

Jacob W. Frank, NPS

Yellowstone National Park released new videos and photos on Thursday showing ongoing road repairs on the North and Northeast entrance roads following damage caused by historic June flooding.

Reconnecting the park to the communities of Gardiner (North Entrance), and Cooke City/Silver Gate (Northeast Entrance), remains Yellowstone’s highest flood recovery priority, the Park Service stated in a press release.

“Efforts to reconnect to these communities are on schedule and exceeding expectations,” said Superintendent Cam Sholly in a statement. “We will continue to update the public on progress as we move into fall, but fully expect that regular vehicle access will be restored by mid-October with additional work occurring afterward as long as weather permits.”

While permanent reconstruction of the North and Northeast entrance roads has been estimated at three

View Source