The Town signed a letter of agreement with the County to hire a consultant to oversee aspects of the Teton Mobility Corridor Improvements Project. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County and the Town of Jackson have taken action to get the Teton Mobility Project underway.

The Town approved a letter of agreement with Teton County to hire Jorgensen Associates as the consultant to conduct grant management and administrative work for the Teton Mobility Project.

The project received $20 million in federal funding back in September of 2020 through the 12th iteration of the BUILD grant.

The Teton Mobility Corridor Improvements Project aims to provide improved travel choices and connections for transit, an expanded pathway system, and safer highways for all travelers.

The project is comprised of thirteen total aspects.

Key projects include an updated Stilson Park Transit Center with the construction of a new transit center, pedestrian and bicycle interconnections, covered bike parking, and a transit priority signal at WY-390.

During a Town Council workshop, Transit Director Darren Brugmann explained the breakdown of additional funding for the project.

“Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is transferring essentially five acres which will enable us to build our transit transfer location and also 400 parking spots,” Brugmann said. “There are currently 1300 parking spots out there. The estimated cost of that land is 3.1 million. We are using the cost of that land as part of our local share for this entire project.”

The construction of a pathway and underpass below WY-22 will link Wilson to the Stilson Park Transit Center. There will also be continuous active transportation facilities along WY-22 through the community of Wilson linking regional pathways.  A new shared-use pathway will link Trail Creek Campground to Coal Creek.

On the Idaho side, there will also be significant construction with updates to the Driggs Downtown Transit Center, and additional turning lanes at ID-33 Baseline Rd. Intersection.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.