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Highway work picks up again down south to Hoback

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson South project is starting up again which will mean some delays and inconvenience to motorists as construction on US 26/89/189/191 from near Swinging Bridge to Hoback Junction heads into high gear.

Work will continue on the second half of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) Jackson South reconstruction project, just north of Hoback Junction. Crews will be working on assembling the girders on the Snake River bridge between Hoback Junction and the WYDOT shop. Delays could be up to 20 minutes while crews and trucks are on the road and the cranes pick up the girders.

River users will also potentially see delays while crews work around the girders. Notices and information has been posted at the boat ramps and there will be a flagger on the river to let users know when to pull over to the bank for the lift time and for their safety.

Work begins Wednesday, April 8 at 8 a.m. and will continue for several days.

“The only delays will be when the girders are being picked up and this is for the public’s safety,” WYDOT resident engineer Bob Hammond said.

The project is the second half of a broader corridor improvement project between Hoback Junction and Jackson on US 26/89/189/191. The scope of work for this job includes grading, draining, full-depth reclamation, paving, a bridge replacement, placing post-tensioned precast concrete retaining walls, as well as miscellaneous work on approximately 3 1/2 miles of roadway.

The contract for the second phase of the work was awarded to Oftedal Construction, Inc. this past May for about 67.5 million dollars. Wadsworth Construction completed the first phase last year.

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