Update: the Big Savage Tunnel is closed for the winter. There is no detour. Please plan accordingly. It will reopen in late March or early April.

Big Savage Tunnel to Close December 6

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Somerset County intends to close the Big Savage Tunnel for the winter season on Monday, December 6. This seasonal closure, performed annually, protects the lining of the tunnel from freeze-thaw cycles brought on by high winds, cold temperatures, and snowy conditions at high elevation. Please note that there is no detour, and local roads are narrow and treacherous. Plesae plan your winter excursions elsewhere on the GAP. The tunnel will reopen by early April, once snow has melted and temperatures are steadily rising. A specific date will be posted on this website once it is selected.

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