Highway bill should be good news for Glacier National Park’s Sun Road

By | December 13, 2015

From the Hungry Horse News

The Hungry Horse News reports that Congress passed a five-year highway bill last week that should be good news for Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road. While the bill doesn’t specifically have an earmark for the highway, as other bills have had in the past, it does set aside more than $1.7 billion for Park Service roads over the next five years, including $260 million in 2016. That figure rises incrementally over time. By 2021, the Park Service is expected to get about $320 million. Overall, the National Park Service will receive an additional $220 million over the span of the five-year bill, about an 18 percent increase. Additionally, the new legislation authorizes up to $100 million annually for the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program designed to address exceptionally large repair projects, like the Sun Road.

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