Grand Canyon National Park
2009/2010 Accomplishment Report
Pavement preservation project for all park roads
Pavement preservation, or “chip seal” work, took place on all roads on both rims in spring and summer of 2010. The work will help preserve roads built in recent years and extend the life of older roads.
This pavement preservation project involved crack sealing, chip sealing, and restriping most of the paved roads on the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park. This seal coat will provide seven or more years of service without the need to rebuild the sub base and resurface the asphalt.
Rehabilitation of remote and historic Inner Canyon ranger stations
The Tuweep Ranger Station and residence is in a remote area on the northwestern side of Grand Canyon. Far from public utilities, it had been ignored in recent years. It was remodeled to meet building and safety codes and improve living conditions for staff stationed there. Utility upgrades improved the station’s water catchment and treatment system and its off-grid electrical power system, which uses solar and wind generators. Water catchment system at Tuweep that provides potable water for residence. NPS photo In the Inner Canyon, both the River Ranger Station and the Phantom Ranch Ranger Station were rehabilitated. Work included new electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. New bathrooms and energy-efficient windows were installed. Cabinets and “ENERGY-STAR” appliances were added to the kitchens. At Phantom Ranch, improvements included spaces for the clinic area and the visitor contact station to separate them from the living quarters. Improvements to the utility systems at Tuweep residence. NPS photo