Shorter waiting lines and reduction of a safety hazard would be the result of two projects proposed at Bryce Canyon National Park.
An environmental assessment has been prepared to evaluate the potential impacts of adding an additional fee collection station and altering the alignment of the entrance road, according to park spokesman Richard Bryant. Funding would be provided by the fee demonstration program, which allows parks to keep a large percentage of the entrance fees collected.But the road realignment would require removal of about 80 ponderosa pine trees, Bryant said.
Another fee collection station would speed up visitors getting through the entrance at the park. Safety hazards would be reduced with the road realignment because the sight distance would be increased for drivers as they approach the entrance station. Also, there would be a safe turn-around lane for visitors who decide not to enter the park.
Bryant said the environmental assessment will be available for public review until Aug. 15. For more information, call (435) 834-4900.