Post-shutdown: Upper Delaware to resume regular operations on Tuesday
The Roebling Bridge (Photo by Pamela Chergotis)
BEACH LAKE — Now that the partial shutdown of the federal government is over, staff at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will resume regular operations on Tuesday, Jan. 29, Superintendent Kristina Heister announced on Monday. "The delay in resumption of regular operations is due to the need to ensure safe access to park facilities for employees and visitors," said the announcement. "We anticipate it will take 1-2 days to plow parking areas and walkways to provide access to employee offices and potentially longer to fully open the Roebling Bridge area. All areas of the park are expected to be accessible to the public by Friday, Feb. 1." "Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River employees are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks," said Heister in her announcement. For updates, visit the park's website at nps.gov/upde. The shutdown lasted 35 days and ended on Friday, when President Donald Trump agreed to sign a continuing resolution that will fund the government through Feb. 15. It does not include money for the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico, which led the president to shut down the government in the first place. With the shutdown over, federal workers are going to get paid and federal government services will resume.