Moose-Wilson Road

Moose-Wilson Road will be closed from 4 a.m. Tuesday until 8 a.m. Aug. 15 for routine dust abatement work.

Motorists will not be able to drive directly between Moose and Teton Village during the middle of this week.

Grand Teton National Park rangers announced Monday that a routine application of a dust reduction chemical will shut down the Moose-Wilson Road from 4 a.m Tuesday until 8 a.m. Thursday.

The treatment is limited to the 1-mile-long unpaved section of the road, which means that access to the Death Canyon trailhead will be possible from the north end, and access to the Granite Canyon trailhead will be possible from the south end.

This is the first of several dust abatement treatments the park will conduct on the route. Grand Teton road crews will also grade the road’s surface in the evening hours this summer.

The product used for dust abatement is a slurry of magnesium chloride that is commonly used to treat dirt roads, including those in Jackson Hole.

 

Mike has reported on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's wildlife, wildlands and the agencies that manage them for 7 years. A native Minnesotan, he arrived in the West to study environmental journalism at the University of Colorado.

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