Going-to-the-Sun Road Rehabilitation Project

The Going-to-the-Sun Road Rehabilitation Project

Latest Construction Update

The Going-to-the-Sun Road ( Sun Road ) is not fully open to visitor travel as winter snows have begun in the high country. The road is currently open to vehicular travel for 14 miles to Avalanche on the west side and closed to vehicular travel on the east side at St. Mary. Hikers and bikers can travel beyond the gate at Avalanche. Work is ongoing in the St. Mary while crews reconstruct the St. Mary Visitor Center Entrance Station area. Hikers and bikers can access the park beyond St. Mary by parking at the Glacier Park sign area and walking the paved trail to the visitor center (closed for the season) and from there access the Sun Road and/or the St. Mary Campground. This area will remain closed to traffic until April 15, 2017 when vehicular access will once again be detoured through the visitor center parking area until the new entrance stations are open for business on May 26, 2017. View the attached map of the St. Mary area.

At Avalanche, a portion of the Trail of the Cedars remains closed to visitors due to the construction of a footbridge across Avalanche Creek. The north portion of the trail (boardwalk) and Avalanche Lake remain open.

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.

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

Map showing general vicinity of project
View a larger interactive map of the project area.

Project Details
Project # MT PRA GLAC
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

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