Road work to slow visitors to Bighorn Canyon NRA

2014-06-09T11:16:00Z 2014-06-09T22:35:03Z Road work to slow visitors to Bighorn Canyon NRA The Billings Gazette
June 09, 2014 11:16 am

Visitors to Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area can expect some delays thanks to road construction in the park and at the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center.

The project began on Monday and is expected to be completed by the end of August or the first part of September.

Eagle Peak Rock and Paving was awarded the contract and will begin work in Fort Smith at MK Hill. On Tuesday they will move to the roads in government camp and on to Highway 313, and on Wednesday the crew will move to the Ok-A-Beh Road. Drivers should expect one lane traffic, flaggers and pilot cars on the road with up to 15 minute delays.

The week of June 16 the crews will finish any remaining patching and then begin crack sealing on June 18. The crew will focus on crack sealing and cleaning culverts on the Ok-A-Beh road for the remainder of the week. Again, drivers should expect one lane traffic, flaggers and pilot cars on the road with up to 15 minute delays.

An updated construction schedule will be shared on the recreation area's website at www.nps.gov/bica and on its Facebook page. Visitors can also call the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center at 307-548-5406 for current road conditions.

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