JACKSON HOLE, WYO — With preparation for Hill Climb this weekend already underway, motorists can expect to encounter street closures including some that don’t normally shut down for the event.
Beginning Wednesday evening, March 20 at 7pm, the Town of Jackson will be closing Snow King Avenue, between Flat Creek Drive and King Street, for the 43rd Annual World Championship Hill Climb event. Cache Street will also be closed between Snow King Avenue and Aspen Drive. These road closures are anticipated to last until late Sunday night, March 24.
Due to the substantial amount of snow received this year, snow storage in the Fairgrounds lot is taking up space traditionally utilized to park large trailers for the Hill Climb event. Ongoing construction and construction staging taking place in the Fairgrounds is also occupying space traditionally used by the Hill Climb to park large trailers. In addition, streets in town have become narrower this winter due to the amount of curbside snow and ice along the road.
Long story short: Parking is going to be at a premium this weekend. Town Council has approved an expanded street and parking closure for this year’s Hill Climb in order to accommodate space for the number of vehicles and trailers associated with the event. The purpose of this closure is to provide adequate parking for the event while considering public safety and residential impact.
North-south access to Millward Street and Glenwood Street off Snow King Avenue will remain open. Residents who have residences along these portions of Snow King will still be allowed access. START Bus will be utilizing a detour around this closure and will bypass the bus stops in between Flat Creek Drive and King Street. This will impact the Town Shuttle, Yellow Line and commuter routes.
“We are asking that the public be patient as we work to accommodate trailer parking for this long-running special event,” 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.”
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