JACKSON, Wyo. — On Monday the Wyoming Department of Transportation announced that it will extend the time until eastbound trailers are allowed to travel over Teton Pass.
The closure comes after an arrestor system was plowed into by a truck full of logs last September.
After the crash, WYDOT conducted an evaluation of the system and sent parts to Texas A&M Transportation Institute for review. During the next few weeks, WYDOT will be cleaning out the arrestor and making modifications that will allow it to remain open for use. Currently, there is only one escape ramp open on WYO 22 Teton Pass.
“The modifications will likely be temporary, initially, until details and a contract can be finalized for the construction of permanent modifications,” WYDOT Interim District Engineer Keith Compton said.
Any vehicles with a hitched trailer illegally accessing Teton Pass in the eastbound direction will be found in violation of running a road closure and subject to fines. The Wyoming Department of Transportation will update signage with the closure messaging for added awareness.
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