Going-to-the-Sun Road Rehabilitation Project

The Going-to-the-Sun Road Rehabilitation Project

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Construction has begun for the 2014 season on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road (GTSR). Early spring work includes on-going construction of the new Rose Creek Bridge near Rising Sun and the stabilization of two active slumps near the foot of St. Mary’s Lake. This work will preclude any vehicular and pedestrian access beyond the closure point adjacent the St. Mary River Bridge while allowing access into the St. Mary Campground. This closure is 0.8 miles from the park boundary at St. Mary, MT., and will remain in effect until further notice.

Until the entire GTSR is open, (the earliest the entire road will open, weather dependent, is June 20) the rehabilitation of 9 miles of roadway and parking areas on the east side between Rising Sun and Siyeh Bend will continue under “accelerated shoulder season construction” as prescribed by the 2003 Rehabilitation Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement.

The west side of the road will be managed under Glacier National Park’s normal road opening procedures which follow road plowing and visitor access protocols.

Please call 1-406-888-7800 or visit the Glacier National Park Current Road Status website for roadway and trail access information.

Project Overview

As you are most likely aware, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is undergoing an extensive rehabilitation. This multi-year project is overseen by the Federal Highway Administration in partnership with the National Park Service at Glacier National Park.

After extensive public involvement in the early 2000s, the preferred alternative selected for the park's environmental impact statement directs 'Shared Use' of the Sun Road during the core summer season (mid June to mid September), weather permitting.

Weather permitting, before and after the core season of 'Shared Use' (mid June to Mid September), road work for the project will be accelerated and prevent through traffic across the entire Sun Road.

For the most up to date park road closures and travel information related to the Going-to-the-Sun Road project, call 1-406-888-7800 or visit the Glacier National Park Current Road Status website.

Sections

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Project Details
Project # MT PRA GLAC 10(20)
Project Name Going-to-the-Sun Road Rehabilitation Project
Location Glacier National Park, MT
Status Under Construction
Awarded to HK Contractors
Award Date 13 June 2007
Award Amounts View List of Award Amounts View Escalation Factors

Contact Information

Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-3801

National Park Service
Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
Attn: Jack Gordon