Roadwork still a thing even through winter
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Winter is not normally known as “construction season” but a few projects are expected to keep road crews busy this season even when temperatures drop and snow begins to fall.
Cattleman’s Bridge on Spring Gulch Road
Wyoming Department of Transportation will continue work on Cattleman’s Bridge. Work this winter will include excavation and construction activities for the new bridge while the water levels are low. A temporary bridge should be in place and open by the end of this year. The temporary bridge will be a single lane controlled by traffic signals at each end. Work on the new bridge will carry over into the spring.
The Y intersection
At the intersection of US 89 and WYO 22, (known locally as the Y intersection), a new configuration is in place as crews are waiting on materials to install the permanent overhead signal system. If poles are received on time, the new signaling device is scheduled to be up and running by the end of the year. The intersection is scheduled for paving in spring.
South Highway 89
Work on US 89 south of Jackson will continue with mainly work on the bridges. The wildlife bridge is nearing completion and will be open in the next few weeks. Crews continue to work on the bridge decks of the Snake River Bridge and the Flat Creek Bridge. It’s hoped that both bridges will have half-decks completed in order to put traffic on them by February 2018.
Motorists will see some reduced speeds in work zones, but most of the work will not impact drivers.