WILSON, Wyo. — On Wednesday, June 21, the Teton Mobility Corridor Improvements Project, funded by a federal BUILD Grant, will break ground on its first project, the Wilson to Stilson Pathway.
The event will take place at 10:30 a.m., adjacent to the Teton Raptor Center entrance.
The project team will also celebrate the groundbreaking of the Wilson Elementary School Underpass. Although not a BUILD project, this community-led project will be constructed with assistance from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and will provide safe routes to schools by connecting the Wilson to Stilson Pathway to the north.
Speakers on June 21 include the Federal Transit Administration’s Regional Director Cindy Terwilliger, Teton County Commission Chairman Luther Propst and members of the Wilson Advocacy Group. U.S. Senators Barrasso and Lummis will have representatives in attendance to show their support for these projects and the groundbreaking.
“We are thrilled to begin our first BUILD project and celebrate both the pathway and underpass with our community,” said Teton County Public Works Director Heather Overholser. “The Teton BUILD Grant projects represent a great collaboration between Wyoming, Idaho and stakeholders from local to federal offices to bring transportation solutions to our communities. We are proud to work with our neighbors and colleagues to bring this project to reality.”
The Wilson to Stilson Pathway will provide a connection to the Teton County pathway system for folks that live or recreate on the south side of HWY 22, including connections to the Snake River Bridge pathway and Moose Wilson Road.
“We have heard from the Wilson community for many years about needing a safe way to connect to the pathway system, especially for children and families and we are excited to begin the construction of this long-awaited pathway,” said Teton County Pathways Coordinator Brian Schilling. “By connecting these two sides of the highway safely, including a safe crossing at the Wilson Elementary School, we continue to expand mobility options for all community members, young and old, with safe routes to schools, work and recreation.”
The public is invited to celebrate this groundbreaking. Participants are asked to park around Wilson Elementary and walk over due to the limited parking at the Teton Raptor Center.
The Teton Mobility Corridor Improvements BUILD Grant Project will implement a series of multimodal improvement projects along the ID SH 33/WY22 corridor between Driggs, Idaho, and Jackson, Wyoming. These projects will connect residents and visitors to many of the region’s economic generators, including Grand Targhee Resort, the cities of Driggs and Victor, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Town of Jackson.