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valhalla360

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Posted: 06/15/22 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PButler96 wrote:

2 to 3 months? Ever been involved in building one? You would ne lucky to pop in a two lane precast box culvert in 2=3 months that carries a 3' wide brook. Actually you would not have all the required parts and pieces in 2=3 months if you already had the design and permitting, which usually takes a year or longer, typically a lot longer than that. You have to have a study done on the impact to the hairy chested nutscratcher. Then you have all the other bureaucratic red tape and all the union deals that have to be made with gubmints involved.


Yes been involved with a few high load hits that required the bridge to be replaced immediately and it's amazing what can be done if all bets are off.

Permitting, public input, etc...all can be tossed aside if it's an emergency.

There will be a premium payment to get it done fast but yes, it can be done.

Now, I wouldn't be surprised if it takes until middle of next summer as the NP service is slower moving but this is also the crown jewel of the system, so having politicians step in and tell them to get it done, is a real possibility.

PS: This is referring to critical routes so they can get the park largely back open. A bridge on a minor side route probably won't get the same attention.


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Posted: 06/16/22 10:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Red Lodge has more than some flooding Bridge out, highway thru town under a foot or two of fast moving water


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Posted: 07/11/22 06:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those saying the north access won't be open for years:

https://www.kbzk.com/news/montana-news/temporary-paved-road-will-be-in-place-at-north-entrance-to-yellowstone-national-park-before-winter

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Posted: 07/11/22 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They did some very fast combat style engineering to get those roads opened asap. It is surprising how fast a temporary fix can be accomplished. It will take years for permanent repairs and improvements to be completed. Now is the time to do the improvements that have been needed for the last 40 years or more.


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BarabooBob wrote:

They did some very fast combat style engineering to get those roads opened asap. It is surprising how fast a temporary fix can be accomplished. It will take years for permanent repairs and improvements to be completed. Now is the time to do the improvements that have been needed for the last 40 years or more.


Now is the time to rethink roads in river bottoms. These 500 year events will be relatively commonplace going forward.

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Both Loops are now open and the have suspended the odd/even tag entry for the time being. Not sure about Lamar valley road but NE entrance is still shut down. Beartooth highway open to the ski area about 23 miles. Gardiner entrance won't be open this year and maybe not for a long time.

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