Public meeting to discuss Teton Pass Corridor Study

TETON COUNTY, Wyo. — At the end of the month, a virtual meeting will discuss the Teton Pass Corridor Study effort and gather public feedback on transportation issues and challenges within the study area.

The meeting will be hosted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in coordination with Teton County, Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and the U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at 6 p.m.

The Teton Pass Highway offers a critical connection for commuters and recreationists traveling between Victor, Idaho, and Jackson, Wyoming. Year-round recreation use of the corridor has risen sharply in recent decades. Multiple high-use trailheads are available to hikers and mountain bikers during summer months, while backcountry skiing and snowboarding are most popular in winter. As commuter and truck traffic continue to grow, roadway capacity along the corridor is often exceeded. Wildlife vehicle collisions are also a significant safety problem and are a threat to moose populations.

Addressing unauthorized and overcrowded parking areas, traffic congestion, avalanche danger and escalating safety concerns require a comprehensive corridor management approach.

The study will assess the existing and future conditions of the Teton Pass Highway from the Stilson Transit Center in Wilson, Wyoming, to the Victor Transit Center in Victor, Idaho, with special attention paid to multimodal safety issues and growing recreational impacts along the corridor.

The study is expected to be complete by September 2022. This is the first opportunity for public engagement, with others to come later this year. Findings from this study will include a range of improvement options that Teton County, Wyoming and its partners can advance as funding becomes available.

For more information about the Teton Pass Corridor Study, including a Zoom meeting link to the January 2022 Virtual Public Meeting, visit the project webpage here. 

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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