BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say traffic flow will improve at the park's North Entrance thanks to a $10 million federal grant awarded to the Gardiner Gateway Project.

Park spokesman Al Nash told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle he expects more funds will be awarded to related projects now that the entrance upgrade project is moving forward.

Earlier this week, civil engineering graduate student Katrina Hecimovic was awarded a grant from the National Park Foundation to work on details of the newly approved entrance design.

The work on the entrance is intended to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in the town of Gardiner. Nash says he hopes construction work will begin sometime in 2014.