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Glacier National Park maintenance backlog drops

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park's maintenance backlog has dropped by $31 million in the last year.
    
A report by the National Park Service says various maintenance projects in Glacier that have been put off or delayed dropped to $148.2 million in 2016, down from $179.8 million in 2015.
    
The Daily Inter Lake reports that the ongoing rehabilitation of the 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road helped knock out a substantial chunk of the existing backlog last year.
    
The maintenance backlog for paved roads in Glacier dropped from $123.5 million to $90.7 million by September 2016.
    
However, needed repairs to buildings in the park climbed by more than $340,000, to a total of $28 million. And unfunded trail-work needs rose by nearly $3 million, and now total $11.2 million.
    
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