Jun 15, 2012 11:59 AM by Chet Layman - MTN News
GARDINER - Gardiner was the only way to access the wonders of Yellowstone National Park when it first opened, and today nearly 750.000 people still pass under the Roosevelt Arch. However, the services in Gardiner are not able to handle those numbers on a regular basis.
Officials from Yellowstone Park, Gardiner, Park County and Governor Brian Schweitzer were in this gateway town Thursday afternoon to help kick off a cooperative effort to upgrade the park's northern entrance. It's called the Gardiner Gateway Project.
A steering committee was assembled to organize plans for the Gardiner Gateway project, with a completion date set for August 2016, which is the 100th anniversary of the National Park system.
The project includes improved roads, parking and a tourist area near the historic Roosevelt Arch.