Posted: Jul 23, 2013 4:12 PM
BOZEMAN - More than $10 million in federal funds is going a project to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park at Gardiner.
With local matching funds from the NPS and Park County, total project funding for the Gardiner Gateway Project is nearly $12 million, according to a news release from the park.
"For over 130 years, visitors have traveled through Gardiner to enter the world's first national park" noted Dan Wenk, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. "We welcome working with our partners to enhance the experience of visiting our public lands".
Engineering and design work is already underway. Construction on infrastructure improvements intended to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, reduce traffic congestion, enhance parking, and provide for greater pedestrian accessibility is likely to begin in 2014.