Day: July 2, 2021
Contact: Gina Kerzman, 406-888-5838
WEST GLACIER, Mont. [July 2, 2021] – Heading-to-the-Sun Highway productively opened on June 25 and preliminary knowledge exhibits a 41% raise in the quantity of cars on Going-to-the-Solar Street more than opening day in 2019.
The seasonal opening of Likely-to-the-Solar Highway marked the beginning of a new period of the ticketed entry process, designed to cut down car or truck congestion on the road. Even though the program is doing the job very well, finding the park shut to greatest ability without reaching the stage of extreme congestion and gridlock, park officials proceed to consider and make variations to control visitation levels.
Thanks to the ticketed entry process, park officers have prevented employing West Entrance closures to reduce intense congestion. Information indicates that congestion and gridlock would have expected the West Entrance to quickly close at minimum 15 situations from Memorial Day weekend by means of the stop of June in the absence of the ticketed entry procedure. All round, the quantity of autos on Likely-to-the-Sunshine Road all through the very same interval was up 20% from 2019 degrees.
With the street open up, the range of Likely-to-the-Solar Highway ticketed entry reservations readily available on Recreation.gov 48-hours in advance has greater. Tickets for the close of August are also however out there for readers scheduling excursions later in the summer. Tickets are not demanded prior to 6 am or after 5 pm, and not required for other parts of the park.
The park is viewing expected adjustments in visitation patterns, with targeted visitors additional spread out in the course of the working day. Readers can hope extended lines and wait periods at 5 pm when tickets aren’t demanded, which can be averted by arriving closer to or after 6 pm.
July 1 marked the initially day of procedure for the park’s Ticket-to-Ride shuttle services. Tickets for the shuttle are even now offered and can be reserved on Recreation.gov 60-days and 48-several hours in progress.