Glacier Park has put the problem of the Inside North Fork Road up for public comment. It’s pretty evident that the park would rather not spend the money necessary to fully repair the damaged sections. So, if you want the road to remain open, take advantage of the public comment period (July 1 – August 3) to explain why . . .
The fate of Glacier National Park’s least-known road is up for public review this summer.
The Inside North Fork Road parallels the better-known North Fork Road between Apgar and the Canadian border on the park’s west side. But it’s suffered from regular washouts, forest-fire burnovers and low priority for years. Since 2006, annual flooding has damaged several portions, especially near Anaconda Creek, Logging Creek and Quartz Creek.
A 2014 engineering study estimated repairs for those three areas at between $682,000 and $735,000. The repairs would place better drainage culverts and bridges, and reduce sedimentation into area creeks.