Work was completed earlier than expected. The scheduled time to reopen had been set at 6 a.m. on Sunday.
The first two miles of the road from the park boundary will be signed as a no-stopping zone, and motorists are warned that there may be gravel and debris in the roadway, so please drive with caution.
Hopefully, this will help to ease the miles-long backups on the Highway 41 entrance that motorists saw today.
As is always the case, it is best to check road conditions before heading to the park.
Park officials would like to thank all the park employees who worked hard to remove the rock, assess the underground sewer line, and make temporary road repairs.
(Photos courtesy NPS)