Yellowstone National Park Norris Junction to Golden Gate, Phase II
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Norris Junction is located 21 miles south of Mammoth, WY in Yellowstone National Park. The project limits begin where Phase I completed last construction season, approximately 1.0 mile north of Roaring Mountain. The limits extend 4.8 miles north towards Mammoth and conclude just past the Moose Exhibit turnout.
The project scope includes updating the existing surface of the roadway and implementing several large realignments of the roadway in order to reclaim wetland and historical areas along the project limits. There will also be rehabilitation of stone masonry and historical timber structures throughout the project. Additionally, several rehabilitation projects including lookouts and trails will occur in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone area at Inspiration Point, Brink of Upper Falls, and Uncle Toms Trail.
Road Surface Conditions
The current road surface consists of varying conditions and qualities of asphalt pavement with 12 ft. lanes and no existing shoulder. Large potholes, dips, and alligator cracking, as well as expanding wetland areas near the roadway, diminish the quality and safety of the roadway. In several areas, asphalt has been removed for construction activities and the current driving surface is composed of exposed subgrade, or asphalt millings. Please be advised of rough road conditions when traveling through the project.
Documents and Updates
|Project #||WY PRA YELL 10(19)|
|Project Name||Norris to Golden Gate, Phase II|
|Location||Yellowstone National Park|
|Awarded to||HK Contractors, Inc.|
|Est Completion Date||June, 2019|
Kyle Stone, Project Engineer
(307) 242 - 7310
Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-3801