Going-to-the-Sun Road Rehabilitation Project

The Going-to-the-Sun Road Rehabilitation Project

The Road is currently entirely open to public travel. At 7:00 a.m. on September 22, the section between Logan Pass to the foot of St. Mary Lake will close to vehicular travel to accommodate accelerated shoulder season construction. Logan Pass will continue to be open and accessible from the west side (West Glacier). Hiker-biker use east of Logan Pass will be permitted for approximately 2 1/2 miles to Siyeh Bend. Between Siyeh Bend and Rising Sun, travel of any sort is restricted during active construction (M-F).

A 5 mile long sewer forcemain project will simultaneously be occurring between Rising Sun and the St. Mary Campground expanding the active construction to 14 miles and forcing a closure to vehicular travel here as well. Hiker-biker access west of the campground along the Going-to-the-Sun Road will be limited and variable following the progress of the forcemain work.

The shared-use summer season was very active with notable milestones such as a realignment adjacent Wild Goose Island scenic turnout, 9 miles of grading work, improvements to major scenic and trailhead areas and the replacement of the Rose Creek Bridge in Rising Sun. Stone masonry retaining wall and guardwall work, including the new Rose Creek Bridge was noteworthy as well. This effort will continue until the majority of the Road closes to vehicular travel (including Logan Pass) on October 20, 2014, weather permitting.

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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