Sled dog race track will be built tomorrow morning

Public Works will begin building sled dog race track in downtown Jackson tomorrow morning. (Andrew Wells, @tetonmtnliving)

JACKSON HOLE, WYO –The Jackson Public Works department will begin construction of the racecourse for the 23rd running of the Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race on town streets starting Friday morning, January 26.

Broadway will be closed from Cache Street to Willow Street starting at 10am. Center Street will be closed from Broadway Avenue to Deloney Avenue beginning at 10.

Race festivities are set to begin at the town square at 5pm on Friday, January 26 with the dog sled race officially kicking off at 6:30pm. It is anticipated that the road closures will reopen by 9pm.

The race course will run the length of Broadway from Cache Street to Redmond Street. The course will then proceed down Redmond to Cache Creek Drive. The course will head west on Cache Creek Drive where it will enter onto Snow King property and finish at Phil Baux Park. The streets division may be hauling in snow to supplement existing snow on roadways, then grade and smooth the snow against the curbs to form the course.

“We are asking that the public be patient as we build this race course,” said Sam Jewison, streets manager. “You will be able to get to where you need to go, but please expect a slight disruption of normal traffic patterns.”

Crews are sensitive to the hours of operation for this effort and will do their best to keep noise to a minimum. However, residents in the neighborhoods along the course route can expect to hear the beeping of backing equipment and trucks driving in the area.