News October 4, 2018

Northern Section of Moose-Wilson Road Closes for Season October 22

by Jackson Hole. Media
Entire Road Closes October 31
 
On Monday, October 22, the northern portion of the Moose-Wilson Road, between the Murie Ranch Junction and Death Canyon Junction, will close for the season due to construction of roadside pullouts. October 31 will be the final day the road is open to vehicle traffic for the season.

From October 22 through October 31, the northern portion of the Moose-Wilson Road, between the Murie Ranch Junction and the Death Canyon Junction, will be closed to all users, including cyclists. Travelers will not be able to make ‘through trip’ on the Moose-Wilson Road from Granite Canyon Entrance Station to the Teton Park Road at Moose, Wyoming. Access to Death Canyon Trailhead, Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center and Granite Canyon Trailhead will be accessible from the south, via the Granite Entrance Station. The Preserve Center has closed for the season, but area trails remain open.
This closure will allow for construction of a roadside pullout in the area south of Sawmill Ponds. This prototype pullout will allow park and Federal Highway architects and engineers to finalize details including the look and feel of these pullouts, safety features, size, and functionality. Based on this design, additional pullouts will be constructed throughout the corridor to reduce off-road parking and impacts to vegetation, improve traffic flow and safety, and improve opportunities to stop and enjoy the area.
Electronic signs will be placed on Wyoming Highway 390 and near Moose to alert park visitors and local residents of the scheduled road closures.
October 31 will be the final day the Moose-Wilson Road will be open to vehicle traffic for the season. Beginning November 1, walking and biking are allowed on the road until the status changes to over-snow access.
Roadwork schedules may change or be delayed due to weather conditions, equipment malfunction, or other factors.
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