Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday, but it won’t stop crews working on the final phase of Gros Ventre Road repairs related to the June 2017 washout.

“The holiday work is necessary as crews prepare to pave the road next week,” Grand Teton National Park said in a press release. “Weekend work is also anticipated in the near future.”

Traffic is reduced to one lane, with delays of 15 minutes from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Elsewhere in the park, daytime road closures planned on Highway 89/191/287 north of Colter Bay have been rescheduled to Oct. 21 and 22.

Crews are preparing to install new wing walls at Arizona Creek, according to the release. On weekends and weekdays travelers should expect one-lane traffic with delays of up to 15 minutes.

The road will be closed twice: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. Those wishing to access or depart Yellowstone National Park on those dates should consider using the park’s west entrance.

The closures were originally planned for Oct. 16 and 17. Updates will be communicated via road signs near Colter Bay, on the park info line at 739-3682, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Farther north, recent snowfall has closed Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone. Park officials say the road between Tower Fall and Canyon Junction is closed for the season, a few days earlier than the scheduled Oct. 15 closure.

In Jackson, road work on Broadway just west of Town Square will affect traffic next week, the Wyoming Department of Transportation reported. Work to replace a concrete slab will starts Monday.

“We scheduled the work as late as possible to avoid peak traffic season while still getting acceptable curing temperatures,” WYDOT Resident Engineer Bob Hammond said.

Drivers should expect traffic control, lane closures, restricted turning movements and parking closures near the square. Pedestrians also must detour.

WYDOT recommends drivers use the truck route via Milward Street and Mercill Avenue to avoid delays.

“We understand that this work will be inconvenient for drivers,” Hammond said. “We will be working as quickly as possible to complete the job. We thank the public for their patience.”

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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