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SD Mapman:
I could see a good compromise at least initially is to plow it this year and until they're done with the repairs to the NE Entrance Road. That way Cooke City/Silver Gate can see if "plowing the plug" actually causes the claimed effects.

andy3175:
The northeast entrance road to Yellowstone reopened on October 15. The northern entrance road is expected to reopen on November 1.

https://cowboystatedaily.com/2022/10/13/yellowstones-northeast-entrance-to-open-saturday-as-massive-flood-recovery-continues/


--- Quote ---When a devastating flood carried away portions of the highway between the North and Northeast entrances to Yellowstone National Park on June 13, Superintendent Cam Sholly was doubtful traffic could resume before the end of the summer tourist season.

But crews have been working diligently since mid-August, and the Northeast entrance is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday, effectively having open 99% of the park’s roads.

“If you asked me June 13, when we started seeing these damage reports and we were evacuating the park – and there was no power for 40 hours, and 200,000 gallons of wastewater was dumping in the Gardiner River –  if you asked me at that point would we be standing here today, four months later, having the conversation that we’re having and seeing the repairs done that we’re seeing, I would say that was probably not feasible,” Sholly told Cowboy State Daily on Thursday. ...

With the Nov. 1 anticipated opening of the Old Gardiner Road, a former stagecoach trail that has been rebuilt to handle major traffic, Sholly said residents will not be cut off this winter. Paving is being completed over the entire 4-mile road and more than 5,000 feet of guardrail is being installed.

“I was on (the Old Gardiner Road) this morning. It’s looking terrific,” said Sholly. “I think the public’s going to be incredibly impressed when they’re on that road. But we’ve got a long way to go for the permanent kind of repairs that need to be done in both corridors.”

Sholly said officials are considering several possibilities for permanent repairs to the highway between Cooke City and Gardiner. ...

Sholly said construction will continue even after the road is opened to traffic, but travelers can expect only minor delays.

“You’ll see traffic on Saturday morning at 8 traveling this road, but that doesn’t mean the construction and the repairs are over,” he said. “There’s still a lot of work to do, still a lot of cleanup.”


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Alps:

--- Quote from: andy3175 on October 17, 2022, 11:35:50 AM ---The northeast entrance road to Yellowstone reopened on October 15. The northern entrance road is expected to reopen on November 1.

https://cowboystatedaily.com/2022/10/13/yellowstones-northeast-entrance-to-open-saturday-as-massive-flood-recovery-continues/


--- Quote ---When a devastating flood carried away portions of the highway between the North and Northeast entrances to Yellowstone National Park on June 13, Superintendent Cam Sholly was doubtful traffic could resume before the end of the summer tourist season.

But crews have been working diligently since mid-August, and the Northeast entrance is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday, effectively having open 99% of the park’s roads.

“If you asked me June 13, when we started seeing these damage reports and we were evacuating the park – and there was no power for 40 hours, and 200,000 gallons of wastewater was dumping in the Gardiner River –  if you asked me at that point would we be standing here today, four months later, having the conversation that we’re having and seeing the repairs done that we’re seeing, I would say that was probably not feasible,” Sholly told Cowboy State Daily on Thursday. ...

With the Nov. 1 anticipated opening of the Old Gardiner Road, a former stagecoach trail that has been rebuilt to handle major traffic, Sholly said residents will not be cut off this winter. Paving is being completed over the entire 4-mile road and more than 5,000 feet of guardrail is being installed.

“I was on (the Old Gardiner Road) this morning. It’s looking terrific,” said Sholly. “I think the public’s going to be incredibly impressed when they’re on that road. But we’ve got a long way to go for the permanent kind of repairs that need to be done in both corridors.”

Sholly said officials are considering several possibilities for permanent repairs to the highway between Cooke City and Gardiner. ...

Sholly said construction will continue even after the road is opened to traffic, but travelers can expect only minor delays.

“You’ll see traffic on Saturday morning at 8 traveling this road, but that doesn’t mean the construction and the repairs are over,” he said. “There’s still a lot of work to do, still a lot of cleanup.”


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Hello hello wait a moment... so we get to drive old US 89 now? 🤔

FrCorySticha:

--- Quote from: Alps on October 18, 2022, 08:10:54 PM ---Hello hello wait a moment... so we get to drive old US 89 now?

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Not quite. Old Gardiner Road is from Mammoth Hot Springs to Gardiner, MT, within the park. It's Old Yellowstone trail north of Gardiner that's old US 89.

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