JACKSON HOLE, WYO – As motorists have probably already noticed, work is underway on the second half of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) Jackson South reconstruction project, just north of Hoback Junction.

Crews will be removing trees in the work area beginning next Tuesday. Motorists can expect to see concrete barriers, pinching traffic to one lane through certain work areas. While the barrier is being set, there could be up to 20-minute delays while crews work and clear traffic intermittently. Once set, the delays will return to minimal disruption.

“The barrier is to protect the public and the crews while they work,” WYDOT resident engineer Bob Hammond said. The concrete barrier will narrow up the lanes and a 12-foot width restriction will be in place.

The work should take about two days. WYDOT is asking travelers to plan accordingly and allow themselves ample time to reach their destination.

The project is the second half of a broader corridor improvement project between the Hoback Junction and Jackson on US 26/89/189/191.  Crews are already working on a section of roadway with a landslide that WYDOT is mitigating.

“The work is just north of a previous landslide that the department mitigated a few years ago and is doing well,” Hammond said.

The scope of work for this job includes grading, draining, full depth reclamation, paving and a bridge replacement, placing post-tensioned precast concrete retaining walls, as well as miscellaneous work on approximately three and a half miles of roadway. The contract was awarded to Oftedal Construction, Inc. this past May for about $67.5 million dollars.