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Highway Construction To Begin Near Glacier Park's West Entrance

A highway sign saying "road work ahead."

Construction on a roughly 26-mile stretch of Highway 2 that passes by Glacier National Park’s western entrance will begin later this month. Locals and tourists should expect delays.

The project runs between Hungry Horse and Stanton Creek and will include road resurfacing, enhanced rumble strips and new guard rails. The Montana Department of Transportation hopes the project will improve safety: The department recorded 357 crashes on this stretch of highway between 2009 and 2019.

Construction will begin on May 10 and is estimated to run to October. The work is weather-dependent, however, and some parts of the project could extend into next summer.

Highway 2 is an extremely busy stretch of road during the tourism season and transportation officials say to expect delays of up to 45 minutes.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.
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