Sun Road Work Means Visitors Should Expect Delays

Crews begin rehabilitation work to replace and repair stone veneer and guardwalls

By Beacon Staff
Visitors travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Beacon file photo

Visitors to Glacier National Park should expect delays as work crews begin rehabilitation work to replace and repair stone veneer and guardwalls damaged by avalanches.

Flaggers will be manning the Going-to-the-Sun Road’s west tunnel during daytime visitation hours to direct one-way traffic, while a temporary traffic light will control the flow of vehicles at night.

Repairs have also begun on guardwalls damaged in avalanches, with work primarily focused on areas below Oberlin Bend.

Expect 15-minute delays with one-lane traffic control during daylight hours and traffic-control lights at night. Further work requiring traffic control will take place in various spots throughout September, including work between Apgar and Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side and work at the St. Mary Entrance, with traffic diverted through the visitor center parking area on the east side.

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