Cody businesses worry about impact of Yellowstone road project

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By the time Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk got to the podium on Monday, he had already had an earful about possible road closures affecting the East Gate. At a business meeting with the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce prior to a luncheon at the Cody Auditorium, Wenk was met with concerns about possible impacts from planned roadwork around Fishing Bridge. “We’re concerned that the closings will adversely affect Cody business,” said Mark Westerling, president of the chamber. In Wenk’s speech at the luncheon, he spent less than a minute talking about closures that may happen in 2018. “It is our preferred alternative not to have closures until after Oct. 15 (of 2018),” said Wenk, who has been in charge of the park since 2011. “We want...

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