Update April 10th, 2018: Project Partners (Park County, Yellowstone National Park, US Forest Service) along with FHWA-WFL have completed stakeholder meetings with local organizations and agencies. The Partner Agencies are using this input to prepare for a public forum late spring to present the planning process and gather additional information on the corridor.
Update March 6th, 2018: Project Partners (Park County, Yellowstone National Park, US Forest Service) have completed the partner agreements and are preparing existing information for stakeholder meetings in 2018.
Update December 1st, 2017: Project Partners (Park County, Yellowstone National Park, US Forest Service) performed site investigation in the Fall of 2017 to evaluate the programming and agreements.
Update 4/28/2017: FHWA contacted and informed the Project Partners (Park County, Yellowstone National Park & USFS) in early April that MT FLAP funds are available to start the project. Programing is anticipated to being in mid-May with project activities occuring over the summer.
The project focus is along an approimately 17 mile corridor along Old Yellowstone Trail South from Yankee Jim Canyon to Gardiner, MT. This corridor features create a diverse travel demographic and a variety of vehicle types utilizing the corridor. The corridor also is used for a variety of outdoor recreation experiences including bicycling, bird and wildlife viewing, fishing, kayaking, rafting, hiking and camping access and winter sports including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and ice skating (on lakes accessed from the road). The ultimate goal of the project is to develop future projects through future Federal Lands Access Program proposals, other federal or state funding agency proposals.
Funding assistance for the project was obtained through the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP).