Friday, October 20, 2006

Going-to-the-Sun Road Update

Status: A portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road will close to vehicle traffic on 11/01/2006. Glacier Park officials will close the alpine section of the road from the Loop to Siyeh Bend to vehicles for the season so that crews can prepare Sun Road for winter. Removal of guard rails at numerous locations to avoid avalanche damage and road signs, exhibits, and trash bins will be removed while crews install snow poles and clean culverts. Going-To-The-Sun Road will remain open to hikers and bicyclists as weather conditions permit.

Thirty-nine miles of the road will stay open to vehicles in the fall. Including 23 miles from the West Glacier entrance to the Loop on the west side and 15 miles from St. Mary to Siyeh Bend.

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