MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – A rehabilitation project to improve portions of the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail, including the Doyel Valley Boardwalk, will begin on Monday, November 8. The portion of the trail between Carmichael Road and Sloans Crossing Pond along with the Doyel Valley Overlook and parking area will be temporarily closed. The project is estimated to last 8 weeks.
Improvement work to West Entrance Road (KY-70) will resume on Monday, November 8. Paving work is expected to last until Tuesday, November 30 and will take place between the Turnhole Bend Nature Trail parking area and the park entrance near Brownsville. The Turnhole Bend Nature Trail parking area will remain open. The road paving project involves roadway resurfacing, the hardening of road shoulders, and expansion or replacement of existing guard rails, and is being coordinated by the United States Federal Highway Administration and National Park Service.
Work associated with these projects may result in minor traffic delays lasting no more than 15 minutes. Motorists are advised to exercise caution while traveling through these areas of Mammoth Cave National Park.